Before I start, I have to wish you a very Happy New Year! If 2016 was the year when contouring became mainstream, I have a feeling that 2017 might just be the year of colour correcting. Honestly, when I first read about the technique, which uses opposite colours on the colour-wheel to combat redness, dark circles or fatigue, I was a little hesitant. I like my makeup looking as natural as possible, so adding lavender and pink to the mix was more than a little daunting.
So, to get started with the whole colour correction thing, I figured I should start with the experts, and got my hands on a few tubes of Urban Decay’s Color Correcting Fluid in Lavender (to combat sallowness) and Peach (to hide dark circles). You can also get green (I’ve since bought this and it’s amazing for combatting redness), pink (for combatting dark circles in fair skin), and yellow (for brightening).
Packaged in the same tubes as the brand’s Naked Concealers, there is a doe foot applicator, which means applying the Color Correcting Fluids is an absolute breeze. I like to apply mine to freshly moisturised and primed skin, prior to adding my foundation. Using the applicator I simply swipe the correctors over my problem areas, then get blending with my fingers.
This means I stripe peach under my eyes, green over my cheeks, and if I’m feeling a bit sallow, I add a little to my cheeks too. I’ve read a tonne of guides which recommend then blending with a beauty blending, but honestly,stle, I’ve found my fingers blend the formulas in better, making them completely disappear into my skin.
What’s absolutely incredible about Urban Decay’s Color Correcting Fluids is the way that they just melt into skin. Even under the lightest of foundations or tinted moisturisers, you can’t feel or see that you’ve got an extra layer of makeup on. Instead skin just looks absolutely flawless. I had no idea how much I would love colour correction – have you ever tried it?