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Color Correcting Basics

Color Correcting Basics

7th of October 2019

Color correction has made a big splash in the beauty world in the last year, yet ironically, is based on a design concept that has been around for quite some time: the color wheel! The key to neutralizing unwanted colors is to cover them with their opposing color on the color wheel. This is a technique that has helped makeup artists create flawless skin for decades, which lead Jerome Alexander to incorporate it into his mineral foundation, Magic Minerals! To understand the science behind this bit of beauty magic, we’ve got a guide to color correcting that will leave you wondering why you haven’t tried this sooner.


Green for Red 

For acne, rosacea, or even just light sunburn, green is the perfect concealing color for any redness in your complexion. It neutralizes the color, letting the true shade of your foundation to shine through over any existing skin issues.

Purple for Yellow

Women with natural yellow undertones to their skin will benefit greatly from a purple corrector. Naturally sallow, pasty, dull or yellow skin is invigorated when a lavender shade is applied.

Yellow for Blue/Purple

To conceal bruises, veins, or dark circles, a yellow corrector is your best bet. They are a general skin brightener, which means your foundation will glow even more with yellow corrector to illuminate your complexion.

Salmon/Pink for Green

Some skin tones show veins below the eyes as more green than blue, which is why a salmon or pink color is the best corrector (think the reverse of green for red!) Warm, peach tones brighten under eyes perfectly, while helping to mask fatigue! The best cup of coffee you never had.

Color correction is a tried and true technique that will leave you with the skin you always knew you had beneath your discoloration. Put your best face forward and enjoy the beauty of color correction.

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