When you walk through or browse trough the makeup section of the mall or an online website, have you ever wondered what those palettes with purple, green and blue shades are? Well, don’t be surprised but most women don’t know that these are the colours that make up a concealer wheel or palette. The normal everyday woman usually uses only one or a few shades of skin toned cream as a quick fix for uneven skin tones, dark eye bags, scars and the like.
As such, it’s really an educational plus point to know what the professionals use all the other colours for, so you can improve your makeup skill level:
The mild green concealers work as a neutralizing tone to even out red spots, like pimples, blemishes, sunburn or rashes. Green is actually the opposite of red on the colour wheel and it is used by applying some on the affected area and then blending it on with a brush or your fingers. After that, a skin tone concealer or foundation is applied on top.
Purple evens out yellow undertones on your skin, sometimes called the sallow or sickly areas of the skin. It immediately adds a healthy glow to the area when applied. This is especially useful for women who live in cold countries and find that their skin has gone pale due to the weather.
Salmon and Orange
The salmon coloured concealer is named after the fish, whose raw flesh has a peachy-light pink-orange hue. This and the stronger orange concealers are used to brighten up the eye area by covering dark eyebags, bluish veins and general dark spots anywhere on your face. For mild dark circles, use the salmon and for more severe dark areas, use the orange.
Yellow is generally good for covering any type of brown or bluish blemishes on your skin and works just like the salmon and orange concealers. However, yellow targets more of the purplish spots like bruises.
White is used as a highlight on your face. Adding it to the center of your face, down the middle of your nose and cupid’s bow and then blending it out will make your features sharper and more pronounced. You can also add some to your inner eyes to give it that innocent dewdrop look.