Do you have dark circles under your eyes??? Most women do! What’s the best way to use color corrector for dark circles?? Keep reading because I have a few tips for you!
FAQs for Color Corrector for Dark Circles
- What is color corrector in makeup? Color corrector is when you take complementary colors on the color wheel to cancel out and minimize distractions on your face like blemishes, dark circles, veins, or hyperpigmentation.
- What colors cancel out dark circles? Dark circles are usually blue or purple so shades of orange or yellow work well for canceling out dark circles.
- What is the correct way to apply color corrector? Color corrector is best applied under your foundation. This helps you use less makeup.
- Do you put concealer on before color corrector? If you have used color corrector properly, you do not need to also use a concealer. But if you want an additional brightening effect under your eyes, you can apply concealer after color corrector.
- Should color corrector be lighter or darker than concealer? Your color corrector should be the opposite color of the distraction you are trying to conceal. Color corrector is usually darker than concealer.
What is Color Corrector in Makeup?
Do you remember the days when you were taught about the color wheel in art class? Color corrector is when you take complementary colors on the color wheel to cancel out and minimize distractions on your face like blemishes, dark circles, veins, or hyperpigmentation.
Most distractions are usually red (blemishes), blue (dark circles and veins), and purple (dark circles and veins). So, the best colors to use to help conceal those problematic areas are shades of green, orange, and yellow.
What Color Corrector Colors Cancel Out Dark Circles?
Dark circles are usually blue or purple so shades of orange or yellow work well for canceling out dark circles.
What is the Correct Way to Apply Color Corrector?
Color corrector is best applied under your foundation. This helps you use less makeup and apply the correct color needed to fully conceal the area.
Do You Put Concealer on Before Color Corrector?
Color corrector should be used first to help even out your skin tone. If you still need additional coverage, you can apply a light layer of concealer on top to brighten under your eyes.
Should Color Corrector Be Lighter or Darker than Concealer?
Color corrector is usually darker than your concealer. Color corrector needs to provide enough pigment to completely cover the dark circles and then if you want additional brightness under your eyes, you can apply a light layer of concealer.
What Products Do You Need to Conceal Dark Circles?
Whether or not your dark circles can be prevented, here is what you need to cover those suckers:
- Eye cream– This will help hydrate under your eyes so your color corrector melts nicely into your skin instead of creating creases and a cakey appearance.
- Color Corrector or Demi Corrector– The right color corrector or Demi Corrector will depend on the color of your dark circles and the depth of darkness.
- Brush– The type of brush is a personal preference. If you are working with iiid foundation, then I prefer the Blend Brush. If you are working with Demi Correctors, then I prefer the Spot Brush.
How to Conceal Dark Circles with Demi Correctors
This is where the magic happens! When concealing dark circles, it’s important to understand what color you’re covering up. Take a close look in the mirror. Do your dark circles appear blue, purple, green, or brown? What depth is your darkness? Is it light, medium, or dark? Understanding how your dark circles look will help you know what color to use to conceal them.
That’s it! You really don’t need a lot of tools to get the coverage you need for those pesky spots.
Or you can save 15% by purchasing this cool Demi Wake Awake Edit that is prebuilt with colors to help you minimize those pesky dark circles:
If you want fuller coverage, then iiid foundation is a great option for you. For full coverage, use a dark color to cover the dark circles first and then go over with a lighter highlight. It sounds backwards, but it works! Sometimes our dark circles are so pigmented and dark that it needs that dark color to really cover. You can use a highlight that is a few shades darker than your main highlight and then you can brighten the darkness by applying a lighter highlight shade on top of the corrector. Dark first, then light. Here are some common iiid foundation shades that conceal dark circles really well:
How to Avoid Under-Eye Creasing
If you notice that your makeup is creasing under your eyes, then try these steps:
- Use an eye cream before you apply your concealer/color corrector
- Use a tiny amount of product. Just apply the color on the dark parts under your eye.
- Take a damp Perfector Sponge and spray it with Stay Setting Spray. Then lightly dab and press the makeup under your eye.
We all have those imperfections that drive us crazy! But that’s ok…we all have imperfections! Use those color corrector for dark circle tips to help minimize your darkness so you look and feel your best!
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About the Author
JoEllen is a licensed aesthetician, makeup mentor, and certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer. She has been working with women for 18 years helping them look and feel confident. She loves teaching women simple beauty techniques so they can feel empowered to try it at home. She believes that when you look and feel good, you do good!
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