What’s the worst part about spending 30 minutes to an hour in front of the mirror doing your makeup? Noticing dark circles under your eyes and redness on your cheeks magically reappear within the next hour. Arrggh! The frustration is REAL!

If after numerous attempts at evening out your skin tone with a concoction of powder, foundation and concealer, you’ve failed to master the art of colour correcting the right way, don’t give up already. We’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to colour correct to perfection…

Three things to identify before you start:

  1. Where you need to correct—whether it is on the sides of your nose or under your eyes or around your mouth area
  2. What you need to correct—such as yellow tones, redness or dark spots/shadows
  3. The right shades for colour correcting—there are six colours you need to keep in mind while colour correcting: pale pink, peach, orangey pink, yellow, green and lavender

How to colour correct:

How to colour correct:

  • Dark circles: Hiding dark circles can be a huge task, especially when you’re not a pro at colour correcting. Well, not anymore! Since dark circles have a bluish hue, all you need to do is reach for a colour-correcting concealer in shades of peach and orange for cancelling them out. If you have a fair to light skin tone, opt for a peach shade, use bisque for light to medium tones and orange if you have a medium to dusky skin tone.
  • Redness: The reason for redness could either be blemishes or blotchiness. To neutralise the appearance of redness on your skin effortlessly, use a green colour corrector. Since green sits opposite of red on the colour wheel, it is the ideal concealer hue to disguise the appearance of redness.
  • Discolouration: Any discolouration on your skin such as dark spots in blue or purplish hue can be hidden with the help of a yellow colour corrector. Yellow offsets purple or darker-toned shadows on your forehead, cheeks, chin, and any other spot that needs to be concealed.
  • Dullness: If your skin needs a brightening boost, then you need to get your hands on a purple or lavender corrector. A purple corrector will cancel out yellow tones and combat dullness. Simply apply it anywhere on your face where you could use a little extra radiance.

Step-by-step guide to colour correct the right way:

Step-by-step guide to colour correct the right way:

Step 1: If you want your makeup to last for longer, start by prepping your skin with a primer. You can use the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer that nourishes and leaves your skin feeling soft and has a lasting makeup effect.

Step 2: Cancel out any discolouration on your face with the help of a colour corrector. Use a small concealer brush for ultimate coverage and blend well so that it doesn’t look patchy.

Step 3: Squeeze some of the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation - Rose Fair onto a blender and stipple across your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose evenly.

Step 4: To banish dark spots or shadows on your face, draw an upside-down triangle under your eyes with a concealer and gently blend out. Use a brightening concealer to hide any signs of dullness.

Step 5: Last, but not the least, set your base makeup in place with the help of a setting powder. Take a fluffy brush, dip it into face powder and sweep it across your face for a flawless finish.