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Chances are, your makeup bag is stocked with a few different foundations and concealers—and they’re probably all shades that match your skin tone. But when it comes to concealer, it could be time to branch out by using different hues. Color correcting concealers come in pastel shades to help disguise various skin issues. Here, learn all about how to use green concealer as part of your anti-redness makeup routine, as well as how to use a color correcting palette containing other concealer shades to help perfect the look of your complexion.
Basically, hues that are opposite each other on the color wheel cancel each other out. Have skin that appears red? Well, green concealer could help neutralize the look of it, since green and red are opposites. In addition to green concealer, other popular shades of concealer include peach (to disguise dark circles), yellow (to hide discolorations), and lavender (to brighten the look of dullness).
So now you probably want in on this green concealer we’ve been talking so highly about. Luckily, we have a few noteworthy products you can use to even out your skin tone and be free of any unwanted redness. Here are our best green concealers:
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayon in Green: This concealer provides creamy, skin-evening coverage that is lightweight and easily blended. The green shade will neutralize any redness caused by blemishes and blotchiness.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit: This color correcting kit contains four color correcting concealer shades (green, peach, yellow, and lavender), giving you more options to neutralize any skin imperfections you may have.
If you’ve only ever use flesh-toned concealer, then you’re probably used to applying it after foundation. But color correcting concealers—including green concealer—are usually used before foundation and concealer. Once you cover up skin imperfections with one or more shades from a color correcting palette, you won’t need to apply quite as much foundation and concealer afterwards. Follow these six steps and you’ll become a green concealer pro in no time!
The first step of your anti-redness makeup routine should be applying primer. Primer can help create a smooth base for the rest of your makeup application. The L’Oréal Paris Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer will give you a radiant complexion that will keep your makeup lasting all day. If your skin is very red, try looking for a color correcting primer with a green tint to give you an extra layer of neutralizing green tones. Smooth it over your entire face or apply it just to red areas.
Once you’ve primed your skin, help target the areas of your face by using a green color correcting concealer. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to dab the green concealer gently and sparingly onto red appearing areas. When it comes to color correcting concealer, a little definitely goes a long way—there’s no need to go overboard!
When you use a buildable foundation after your green concealer, you can control your level of coverage. Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation, which contains liquid foundation in a cushion. Press the applicator sponge into the cushion and tap the foundation onto your face, building as needed.
If you prefer to use a face powder, the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Powder is oil-free, provides a natural finish, and can be built to the coverage you desire.
Once you’re done applying green concealer and foundation, apply a tiny bit of a flesh-toned concealer from the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit wherever needed.
Bronzer will pull your face makeup together while also adding some non-red color to your face for a more natural look. The True Match® Lumi Bronze It Bronzer will give your skin an instant sun-kissed glow. The bronzer can also be used on your body for an all-over bronzed complexion.
Create a shimmery sun-kissed glow by applying a liquid highlighter, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator, to your cheeks. It comes in three shades (ice, golden, and rose) to flatter different skin tones.
After applying your makeup and color correcting your red skin, you want to make sure all your hard work lasts the entire time you’re wearing it! To guarantee your makeups longevity, use a makeup setting spray like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. This spray will keep your makeup looking fresh for hours after you’ve applied it with its all-day staying power.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets™ Professional Color Correcting Anti-Redness Primer: This primer does double duty by helping your makeup last throughout the day while also neutralizing any red areas you may have with its green tint.
L’Oréal Paris Magic Anti-Redness (For All Skin Tones): You’ve probably heard about BB cream and know that it is known for its skin care benefits. You may even use one in your daily makeup routine. But did you know that your BB cream can also neutralize any redness in your skin tone? This BB cream hydrates, corrects, perfects, and neutralizes your skin all in its lightweight lotion formula.
Editor’s note: Didn’t know BB cream doubles as a makeup and skin care product? Check out our article, What Is BB Cream? How to Find the Best Formula For Your Skin Type.
We mentioned earlier that green color correctors aren’t the only kind in existence, there are multiple other shades that are popular for correcting the appearance of a variety of imperfections. And now that you understand how green concealer works and how to use it, it’s time to learn about the benefits of using those other color correcting concealer shades. Here’s how to use peach, yellow, and lavender color correcting concealers—just remember to apply your shade(s) of choice sparingly on your face before applying foundation and concealer on top.
Peach concealer: Use this shade to disguise the look of dark circles. Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayon in Peach.
Yellow concealer: Use this shade to combat the look of surface skin discolorations. The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayon in Yellow can hide any blue or purple areas such as age spots or broken capillaries.
Lavender concealer: Use this shade to illuminate the look of dull skin.
Want more details on color correcting, whether that’s with green, peach, yellow, or lavender shades? Here’s Your Step-by-Step Guide to Color Correction.
While being able to neutralize redness with makeup is great, taking care of your skin can keep your redness to a minimum. Redness often going along with having sensitive skin. As such, in addition to concealing redness with the help of green color correctors, you may need to update your skin care routine. Here are some of our best skin care products for sensitive skin that will help keep away any redness.
L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Clear & Comfort Mask: This face mask helps stressed, uncomfortable skin that can be causing that unwanted redness. It visibly reduces imperfections with its use of 3 pure clays and seaweed in its formula.
L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser - Normal To Dry Skin: This facial cleanser is super gentle on your skin. It will remove your makeup, hydrate, and smooth sensitive skin.
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica: This facial moisturizer strengthens skin while resisting wrinkles and signs of aging. Your skin will be left noticeably more hydrated and smooth.
Enjoyed learning about how to cover up redness with makeup? Check out our article, What Causes Skin Redness and How to Hide It.