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You’ve likely seen—and maybe even used—pastel color correcting concealers before. In case you need a refresher, color correcting concealers work by helping to neutralize shades opposite of them on the color wheel. (For example, you could use a peach color corrector to help disguise the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.) If you don’t want to pack a giant concealer palette with you if you’re going to be doing your makeup on the go, consider picking up a few color correcting crayons instead. Keep reading to learn about our line of crayon color correctors and how to use them to disguise a variety of skin imperfections.
Whether you have dark circles under the eyes, redness, or dark spots, you can find a color correcting crayon to help hide the appearance of your skin imperfections.
If you have redness…use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayon in Green. Imagine the color wheel: Across from green is red. So, if you want to help hide a pesky breakout or sensitive skin, trace some of this green color corrector crayon over your skin.
If you have blue or purple areas…use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayon in Yellow. This color correcting crayon can help disguise blue and/or purple areas and works best on warmer undertones with a yellow and golden hue.
If you have dark circles…use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayon in Bisque, Orange, or Peach. Have dark circles under your eyes? Reach for one of these peach color corrector crayons. Use peach on fair to light skin tones, bisque on light to medium skin tones, and orange on medium to deep skin tones.
Ready to actually go ahead and use a color correcting crayon? Follow our step-by-step makeup tutorial below.
Step 1: Prime your complexion. The first step in your make routine should be applying a primer to help create a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup application. Depending on your skin type, choose from the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Lock Makeup Primer for oily skin or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer for dry skin to ace your base.
Step 2: Color correct. It’s time to put your newfound color correcting knowledge to use. All you have to do is choose one of the above color correcting crayons and apply it sparingly where needed. When it comes to blending color correcting concealer in, you can use a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender, for a more seamless finish. Lightly dab the concealer onto your skin to blend it in.
Step 3: Apply foundation. Next up: Foundation! Look for a foundation formulated for your skin type and apply it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. You may find that a matte-finish foundation is a good option for oily skin and a radiant-finish foundation is a good option for dry skin. If you have oily skin, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation; if you have dry skin, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation.
Step 4: Conceal any remaining imperfections. If the appearance of any imperfections are remaining on your skin, reach for a tube of flesh-toned concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer. This concealer can help brighten as it conceals.
Step 5: Finish with face powder. To help set your makeup, dust some face powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder, onto your face using a fluffy makeup brush. You’re done!
We’ve got even more concealer tips for you up our sleeve. Next up, check out our articles, How to Conceal Under-Eye Bags, 5 Places on Your Face to Apply Concealer, and How to Temporarily Cover Up Tattoos with Makeup.