Trend Report: Color Correcting

SephoraMarc JacobsMakeup Forever and more have just released new lines of color correcting products and this technique has been huge and trending at Sephora stores across North America. Although we’ve been ahead of the curve (see our color correcting products here), here is a post that explains what it is all about and how to do it.

Color correcting is the process of correcting any discoloration on the skin. Unlike men’s concealer or foundation that masks imperfections, color correcting products aim to cancel out complexion concerns and neutralize the skin tone. These products come in a variety of colors so regardless of your concern or color of your skin, you will find a product that suits you.


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Peach: Cancels dark circles and dark spots for light/medium skin tones

Orange: Cancels dark circles and dark spots for tan to dark skin tones

Red: Cancels dark circles on deep skin tones

Green: Calms skin and reduces redness for all skin tones

Yellow: Calms all over mild redness on all skin tones

Pink: Cancels dark circles and brightens dullness on light complexions

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

Sometimes when we use men’s makeup, we are also trying to address concerns such as redness, discoloration, and dullness. Sometimes regular foundation or concealer doesn’t do the trick and we keep looking for products that are fuller in coverage when really, our skin does not need it. Hopefully color correcting products will address these concerns for you so you can achieve a flawless, natural look and not have to cake on layers of full coverage makeup.

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