On a basic colour wheel, the colour purple is directly opposite the colour yellow. This means that the two colours cancel each other out.
Since the shade Mauve is a lilac tone, it’s brilliant for eliminating yellow tones in the skin. This is great if you have yellow tones in your skin, yellow-toned bruising or suffer from the condition Xanthelasma.
If you find you have a dull yellow toned complexion that you wish to brighten, Mauve is also great for this.
Our next shade is Yellow. Since this colour is opposite purple on the colour wheel we know that it eliminates purple tones in the skin.
Yellow is great for Port Wine Stain birthmarks, eye circles and purple toned discolouration that occurs on the eyelids. This colour is also fantastic for concealing prominent veins and purple-blue toned bruises. Yellow can even be used to counteract very slight redness.
And finally, we have Green which is opposite red on the colour wheel so it tackles redness in the skin.
This shade is perfect for tackling red acne areas and is also ideal for those with Rosacea. Green concealer is popular amongst those with pale complexions for applying at the sides of the nose where slight redness is very common.
A word of caution…
When applying colour correcting concealers do be sure to gradually build up the amount you apply as applying too much can actually over-counteract which can cause the skin to look dull, unnatural and lifeless.
Do you use colour correcting concealers? Have you got any tips for their use? Tell us in the comments!