Ever looked at coloured concealer (or foundation) and thought what crazy new make-up gimmick are they trying to get me to buy into now?
The idea behind colour concealer and foundation derives from the colour wheel. Colours that sit opposite of each other on the colour wheel are used to contrast one another. For instance, green and red are opposites on the colour wheel so green concealer is used to neutralize and conceal blemishes, rosacea and other areas of redness in the skin. Dig it?
Here’s a brief overview of what coloured concealers and foundations can offer you:
– tone down redness
– perfect for blemishes, skin that is prone to redness (i.e. rosacea)
– brighten dark spots (I love to use it under the eyes), lighten areas of the skin damaged by the sun
– use for medium yellow to olive skintones
– brighten and balance sallow medium yellow skintones
– brighten dark spots/undereye circles
– use for light warm to medium yellow skintones
- WHITE (cool)
– use it to brighten dark spots or to lighten foundation colours
- CREAM (WHITE – warm)
– use it to brighten dark spots or to lighten warm, yellow-based foundation.