Foundation, Correcting Cream and Concealer

March 25, 2012 by JBCollado  
Published in Makeup

Using foundation, correcting cream and concealer correctly.

color wheel (Photo credit: unleashingmephotography)

When you apply your makeup the first thing you apply is concealer. Wrong. Aside from your makeup base or primer, the very first thing you need to apply is your correcting cream. So what is a correcting cream?

As the word suggests, correcting creams are used to correct any flaws that you might have. This cream comes in different colors, all for different uses. Yellow is the one used to correct the dark under-eye area. It can also be used to hide birth marks or moles. Green color corrects redness so best to apply it on pimples, red birth marks, or red marks around your nose.

The technique in knowing which color to use for which flaw to correct is easy if you have a color wheel with you. Choose the color from the wheel that is similar to the flaw that you’d like to correct, the color located at the exact opposite of the first color you chose is the one you are going to use.

Second thing you need to apply is foundation. There are different kinds of makeup foundation however at this moment I am referring to liquid foundation. Apply it using  a brush and blend it using a beauty blender to achieve that airbrushed finish. If you don’t have a beauty blender, a normal makeup sponge will do. Blend carefully on your entire face and neck, and don’t forget your hairline.

Third is your concealer. It is better to apply foundation first before applying concealer because in this way your concealer will not move because it is already set onto your foundation. Choose carefully the color you’re going to use. Make sure that it blends well with the color of your foundation. Apply concealer to the areas where you applied the correcting cream. However, if after applying foundation and the flaws are no longer visible, then using concealer is no longer needed.

Try this technique for yourself. It will seem forever at first if you’re not used to it but after some practice you’ll get the hang of it plus a perfect canvass.

color wheel (Photo credit: unleashingmephotography)

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