PRO TIP: Color Correcting

Happy Tuesday dolls!

I wanted to talk about color correcting and how to target uneven skin complexion using specific makeup products. I wanted to share some of my favorite color correcting products and some new ones I picked up that I have been liking so far. My oldie but goodie products are by Make Up Forever: Camouflage Cream Palettes and (new) HD concealers – I’ve been a big fan of their products and love how they are always coming out with newer and better formulas across the board for makeup so they are just some of my holy grail brands I stand behind and love. Another color correcting product I have always used in the past and just started up using on my clients again is the Bobbi Brown corrector pots. These two brands I definitely don’t mind spending the money on to stock for my kit and use on my clients. Especially for this area of correcting uneven skin tones, they have stayed consistent in the products they came out with.

Some newer items I have been trying out are the Smashbox color correcting sticks. I have the contour sticks and really loved them so decided to pick up these creamy sticks again, but in the color correcting shades. These particular sticks can be used wet or dry and are just a dream to blend into the skin. I used them for my last photoshoot on my model who needed some evening out in the skin and they were very easy to use for application and for blending.

I have heard some good things about the Urban Decay Color Correcting fluids so I would be open to try out some more new ones. Let me know if you have tried it out!

PRO TIPS: Color Correcting is used for evening out skin tone and neutralizing discoloration. You can use color correcting concealers/products to brighten up under eyes/discoloration, whether it be dark circles, redness, or even blemishes and acne.

Pick the right color for the application: red with green (green helps reduce redness), yellow with purple (lavender or purple lightens and brightens sallowness and yellow areas), and blue with orange (peach/orange shades help brighten and cancel out dark areas on the face as well as redness like Rosacea)

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  • MAKE UP FOREVER Camouflage Cream Palette in No. 3 & 4
  • SMASHBOX Color Correcting Stick in Get Less Red & Look Less Tired – Light
  • BOBBI BROWN Corrector in Dark Peach

Sunday Look

Happy Sunday beauties!

I went for a light and dewy makeup look today. Here are some of the products I used today:

  • MAC Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation in C4
  • Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50
  • Jo Malone London Cologne in Nectarine Blossom & Honey

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    My face is still pretty dry during this season and I’ve been leaning more and more towards a dewy makeup finish which helps me feel moisturized the whole day. I always use a moisturizer with SPF before foundation application but whenever I use MAC Face and Body or a tinted moisturizer, I’ll reach for my Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. The formula is a little thicker than my usual Coola moisturizer SPF 30 but since the Face and Body is a super lightweight, water base formula, I like to ensure sunscreen is applied heavily underneath. I’m currently running low so I’m looking to either restock or use a new sunscreen. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

    I also brought out my Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Sticks to bronze, contour, and highlight my face. I love that these crayon-like sticks are so smooth in formula which helps make an easy application and a little goes a long way. Just dab or make dots and blend away!

    For a light, sweet, floral scent, I spritz on my Jo Malone cologne in Nectarine Blossom & Honey. I love, love~ this scent!

    Hope you beauties have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you again soon.




    Monday Makeup Essentials

    I watched Star Wars during the holidays with the boyfriend and LOVED IT! It inspired me to make this quick little video using the @smashboxcosmetics Telephoto 3-in-1 Face Brush. This dual-fiber brush is super convenient when I’m on the go, with the turn of a knob I can easily choose to apply my makeup for sheer, medium or full coverage! Ladies check this product out if you need to pack light! (Sorry my inner nerd is showing with this video ☺️)ps – @sephora sells this brush online for $41.00.