Correcting: Color Theory in Makeup – The basics

If you are a beginner and you want to start mastering the art of makeup, you should learn about the color theory in makeup. Moreover, the color wheel will help you to understand faster what color you need to correct something. In short, you will use the opposite color to make corrections.

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How to use color theory in makeup


[Update, 7th of May 21] You need to pay attention to the undertone. For example , do not place a very light beige or almost white concealer on the black circles! This will make the skin looks gray! Pick a concealer with a slight tint of the opposite color of the undertone of the dark circle. However the shade of the concealer matters too. It must be app 2 shades lighter than the skin.

See the wheel, if you have a red pimple, cancel it with green color. Do you have dark blueish circles? Use an orange concealer to cancel it.

All about eyes

If you want to make your eyes pop use, once again, use the opposite colors in order to have more contrast and make your eyes stand out even more! If you have blue eyes, use golden, warm browns, bronzes, coppers, and orange eyeshadows. Hazel and greenish eyes will be stunning with pink and purple hues.

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Lips and Cheeks

Use colors that will affect positively your look. If you have warm skin tone use corals and peachy shades, but if you have cool tone use pinky nudes and reddish colors.

how to use color theory in makeup
color theory in makeup

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