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Colour Correcting could be your best friend or worst enemy... depending on whether you know how to apply it or not.

Sometimes, foundation and concealer just don't cut it. No matter how much coverage you layer on, stubborn dark under-eye circles, redness, and acne scars can still show through.

First, identify what you want to correct. Ask yourself: Are you getting what you want with your concealer and foundation? If the answer is no, then that means a corrector could help.

Secondly, and this is the biggest mistake I see, colour correcting products should be used minimally. I repeat, MINIMALLY! Instead of painting your entire face like you're about to go into combat, colour correcting products should only be used so that they just cancel out what you're trying to neutralize.

  • Peach: Cancels dark circles and combats dark spots on light to medium skin

  • Orange: Cancels dark circles and combats dark spots on tan to dark skin

  • Red: Cancels dark circles on deep skin

  • Green: Calms targeted intense redness on all skin tones

  • Yellow: Calms allover mild redness on all skin tones

  • Pink: Cancels dark circles and brightens dullness on light skin

  • Purple: Cancels dark circles and brightens dullness on medium skin



First things first, and I see this all the time working in the makeup industry... people just don't know what colour their skin is! It's easy to identify if a foundation is too dark or light, but choosing the right undertone is another story.

Remember: Undertones have nothing to do with the actual colour or saturation of how sun kissed or fair you are. Instead, it's about the varying levels of pink, apricot, red, yellow, green and dark hues beneath your surface skin tone.

  • If your skin veers pink, red, or blueish, you have cool undertones.

  • If your skin has a yellow, peachy, or golden tinge, you have warm undertones.

  • If you have a mix of both, your undertone is neutral.

Choosing the wrong shade can be tragic and is usually the reason why a lot of people may look 'orange' or 'washed out'. If you are still unsure I recommend having your shade matched in a makeup store but always make sure you check your makeup in natural lighting before committing to a purchase.

You can even find your shade online! Fenty Beauty have a quiz that you can take to find your perfect shade... Click here to find your shade!

Some of my favourite makeup brands that have an amazing range of colours and shades are;

MAC, Nars, Fenty Beauty, Lancome, Hourglass and SO many more...


Um... WOW. This foundation has quickly become one of my favorites giving my skin such a flawless and skin like finish. Normally I would gravitate towards more of a matte finish but since winter sucked all the life out of my skin, I had to switch it up.

The Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation gives a smooth and flawless finish. Not matte, although not dewy either. My skin looks just like... skin. Medium to full coverage (definitely buildable), suitable for all skin types.

The only down fall is that this foundation is $86 AU... Yes, $86! Regardless, in my opinion it is totally worth it, this foundation is THAT good.


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