When it comes to fine lines, redness and dark circles, our deepest urge is to slather on the foundation and skin tone concealer until we can’t see the flaws anymore.

However, this isn’t always the best approach to cure what ails your skin. Colour correcting, however, may be…

Although in theory, a thick enough layer of concealer could hide anything, the fact is that caking on the make-up under our eyes or over an offending pimple tends to have the opposite effect – it creates a thick, pasty layer that settles in any skin lines we have and screams ‘look at me’.

Colour correcting, on the other hand, uses colour theory to hide blemishes in plain sight

This seems somewhat scary when you flip open your compact and see bright orange and yellow, green and lavender staring you in the face  – but we promise it works!

This seems somewhat scary when you flip open your compact and see bright orange and yellow, green and lavender staring you in the face  – but we promise it works!

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Using the contrasting colour to ‘even out’ the problem area, colour correcting provides a great base over which you can apply foundation – at which point no one will be able to spot any problem areas at all!

That lavender provides the perfect wash to even out a sallow skin

A slight green tint will even out red skin, while something a touch stronger should be enough to conquer even the most stubborn pimple. Yellow, peach and pink can all help correct purple-blue dark circles and lift a dull skin to brightness.

Do you dare to embrace colour correcting? Be sure to let us know!