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Colour correcting can be an important part of your makeup routine. Especially for helping with the 5 o?clock shadow or dark circles under the eyes. Here is our little guide to help you with selecting colour correcting that is best for you.

The Colour Wheel:

The easiest way to find out what colour you need to conceal any marks is to take a look at the colour wheel above. Simply, Pick a colour you want to correct and the opposite colour on the wheel will neutralise that colour. For example, green is opposite red on the colour wheel so we would use a green concealer to hide any red marks or help with discoloration such as Rosacea. Rosacea [(say “roh-ZAY-shuh”) is a very common skin disease that affects people over the age of 30. It causes redness on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Some people get little bumps and pimples on the red parts of their faces. Rosacea can also cause burning and soreness in your eyes. source: https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/rosacea-topic-overview#1].

Colours that are next to each other on the wheel are considered complimentary. Opposite colours are contrasting. This works for eye shadow colours too. Check the colour of your eyes and you can decide if you want complimentary colours or contrasting colours. Contrasting eye shadow colours will make your eye colour pop!

Green
Using a green concealer over red areas will help to neutralise any spots or discolouration. Use a green concealer lightly and don?t lay it on thick. For great results, take care to blend the concealer well and then add a layer of your foundation over the top. We also recommend sealing the concealer with white translucent powder (some people use talc) to stop the foundation mixing with the foundation colour. A stippling action with a brush is a good way to apply your foundation on top of another colour.

Purple
Helps with brightening a dull complexion. As purple is the opposite of yellow on the colour wheel, it?s great at cancelling out any unwanted yellow undertones.

Orange
To add warm hues and a glow to dull skin with naturally cooler tones. Good for covering up age spots or under-eye circles on olive and darker skin tones. This gives a more natural finish than a white or light concealer. When choosing an orange concealer, you can find subtle shades of salmon and peach. At Born we use a salmon colour to cover the beard area so the blue of the shadow doesn?t show through. Remember to seal with translucent powder and follow the application of foundation as mentioned above.

Pink
Another good colour to tackle dark circles under your eyes or cancel out dark shadows around your mouth. The opposite of green on the colour wheel, it makes good sense to use pink makeup on areas of the skin with greeny-looking blemishes or veins. If your dark shadows appear blue or purple, it might be best to avoid a pink concealer to so not to accentuate them further. If you still want to experiment, you could try a natural shade of concealer with subtle hints of pink instead.

Yellow
Woke up tired and want to hide the fact? Yellow concealer is perfect for this. A favoured choice with the famous, this skin-brightening corrector adds warmth to your skin and helps you gain a natural, healthy glow. As yellow concealer includes red and orange hues ? the complementary colours of purple and green on the colour wheel ? it not only provides good general coverage, it?s also a great way of hiding blue bruises or dark under-eye circles.

We hope you found this of interest a helps you understand the theory behind colour correcting of your skin.

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