Learn How To Conceal Like A Pro-Color Correction Guide

Learn How To Conceal Like A Pro-Color Correction Guide

Did you know that you can use specific colors to neutralize your imperfections without piling on your foundation or concealer? With this simple-to-use color correction guide, I will show you how to conceal dark circles and discoloration, counteract redness, and brighten dull skin for an instantly-luminous, even-toned complexion. Don’t just cover your imperfections, correct them! I am ready to share everything that you need to know, so you can conceal like a pro!

What is color correcting?

If you are looking for a flawless finish, before you can begin to even think about contouring or applying bronzer, you have to lay the foundation (so to speak) for a flawless finish. Color correcting will help you eliminate your complexion concerns by neutralizing imperfections.

Color correcting, is using the correct tones to neutralize different areas on your face-the opposite color on the color wheel.  This all starts with understanding color theory.

Now I’m not going to go into depth and teach a full blown color theory class, that’s what I do during my Custom Blend Cosmetics class. Today I want to keep it simple and doable for you. I will teach you enough to aid you in covering up those pesky under eye circles, or even blemishes you may have.

Skin Tone Color Correction Guide

If you’re anything like me, you love visual guides. I find this guide extremely helpful.

But let’s dive into things a little deeper and get a bit more specific. You can become a color correcting pro in no time below with this simple Color Correction Guide below. Choose the model that best matches your complexion, and learn how to color correct based on your concerns. From dark circles and spots to redness and dullness, your flawless complexion awaits.

FAIR COMPLEXION

Yellow: neutralize dark spots and hyperpigmentation; calm mild redness 
Peach: neutralize dark, under-eye circles and brighten skin
Green: counteract intense redness (acne, sunburn, rosacea)
Lavender: neutralize dull yellow undertones

MEDIUM COMPLEXION

Yellow: neutralize dark spots and hyperpigmentation; calm mild redness 
Peach: neutralize dark, under-eye circles and brighten skin
Green: counteract intense redness (acne, sunburn, rosacea)
Lavender: neutralize dull yellow undertones

TAN COMPLEXION

Brick Orange: neutralize dark, under-eye circles and veins
Yellow: neutralize dark spots and hyperpigmentation; calm mild redness 
Tan: conceal and blend

DARK COMPLEXION

Purple Tan: neutralize dark circles on darker skin tones
Yellow: neutralize dark spots and hyperpigmentation; calm mild redness 
Tan: conceal and blend

DEEP COMPLEXION

Brick Orange: neutralize dark, under-eye circles and veins
Yellow: neutralize dark spots and hyperpigmentation; calm mild redness 
Tan: conceal and blend

Color Correcting Quads

Now that you know what colors will neutralize which tones.  What is the best product to use?

I LOVE the Motives Color Correction Quads.  Not only are they super creamy, and very pigmented, but they are also easy to blend.  You also get a pretty decent amount, so they will last for quite a long time.  Motives offers two, a light to medium and tan to deep.

color quads

Each quad contains four colors that can be used alone or together to address any skin imperfection including dark under-eye circles, redness, dark spots, dullness or hyperpigmentation.

The Motives Color Correction Quad in Light To Medium is perfect for fair to medium complexions and contains:

Peach: Neutralizes dark under-eye circles, dark spots and brightens fair/medium skin tones 
Green: Counteracts redness (i.e. from rosacea, acne, broken capillaries, and sunburn) 
Lavender: Neutralizes dullness on light, tan, or olive skin with yellow undertone
Yellow: Neutralizes hyperpigmentation and dark spots on all skin tones

The Motives Color Correction Quad in Tan To Deep is perfect for tan, dark and deep complexions and contains:

Brick Orange: Counteracts dark under-eye circles on tan to dark skin tones; also neutralizes veins 
Yellow: Neutralizes hyperpigmentation and dark spots on all skin tones
Tan: Blending and concealing shade
Purple Tan: Neutralizes dark circles on deep skin tones


Once you know which colors you are going to use to neutralize, you are ready to blend in and then follow with applying your foundation. Just remember, a little goes a long way!

Interactive Color Correction Guide

I also have an interactive color correction guide on my website! It’s a lot of fun. Just select a concern and your complexion to learn how to achieve your flawless finish. CLICK HERE to check it out!

Still not convinced that you can do it?

I will do personal consults with anyone that purchases a Motives Color Correction Quad  from me, and it doesn’t matter where you live, I will do  a live video session.  

Printable Color Correction Guide

If you’d like a printable color correction guide, CLICK HERE! You can download, print and use while applying your Color Correcting Quads until you get the hang of it!

I hope that I have given you enough information to empower you to give it a try!




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