Most beauty trends do need a little explanation, particularly as they come from backgrounds that require an almost artistic knowledge of the products and how to use them (think: stage, performance, ballroom, even drag!)
Sephora has always been great about doing tutorials and making the trends less daunting for those who want to give them a whirl…in a more natural, toned-down reality (under lights or for a camera, where over-exaggeration is expected.)
- The latest videos address Color Correction:
- How to cover dark circles
- How to cover breakouts and redness
- How to cover dark spots
- How to brighten dull skin
Color Correction isn’t outrageously complicated, but it does take some knowledge of the color wheel, and proper layering and blending. Fortunately, Sephora makes the whole thing less involved, and easier to replicate. Yay for the Internet…and Youtube. 😉
If you STILL feel like you aren’t sure (and don’t feel badly if you do!), here’s another cool article from Imabeautygeek that helps to further demystify the trend! 🙂
Correctors are one of THE most amazing products in the world of color cosmetics. For moons, it was incredibly hard to track this kind of thing down – as a Ballroom dancer, spray tans were a prerequisite and matching one’s skin tone with any manner of product was a (*cough* pain in the rump!) challenge.
Performance aside, being able to easily conceal things like excessive redness, sallowness, undereye circles from that late night college paper was SO much easier with the proper product... But having to go to Halloween stores or places like Ricky’s NYC for stage makeup wasn’t always easy to do! The products were out there, but often relegated to specific industries such as film and theater.
These days, color correcting palettes and concealers are a CINCH to find. What I love is that companies are adding color correctors to their already existing, successful concealer lineups, as well as offering palettes, the latter of which is a DREAM to own when you are competing (all the colors right there in one, handy case! 🙂 )
Urban Decay is now offering five shades – the five most popular – for covering the most common perfect-complexion-hinderers, with their Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid:
- Green – reduces redness.
- Lavender – balances sallowness (think, too yellow. Very popular in Asian markets.)
- Pink – brightens dark areas.
- Yellow – corrects dullness (also helps with redness and darkness.)
- Peach – masks circles/spots.
The product “features an innovative, lightweight formula that instantly color-corrects and blurs flaws, leaving skin illuminated and bright. Subtle pearlescent pigments diffuse light to perfect skin, while antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E condition and protect.” It is formulated without Paragons, Sulfates, or Phthalates, and is incredibly easy to use and blend.
YSL also has a few versions of its cult Touch éclat out in corrective hues, which you may have seen already… And they aren’t alone – there are rather a slew of correctors emerging, both at the mass market and high-end levels, some of which I will speak to soon!