Mireya HarrisComment

COLOUR CORRECTING: THE ART

Mireya HarrisComment
COLOUR CORRECTING: THE ART

September 27, 2016
 

The thing I love about my job the most is making people feel good… It’s such an amazing feeling having helped someone look and feel incredible. 

I was completely thrown in the deep end on a photoshoot about 5 years ago when I had to block out a tattoo. I had never colour corrected properly before, and to be honest, was in a complete flap about it. I had learnt that to cancel out any dark shadows red was best and to cancel out red, green was best. I didn't have any fancy colour correcting pallets or creams with me… All I had was lipstick. I used a matte red lipstick to cancel out the tattoo, and then used concealer and powder over the top to cover and set. It worked an absolute treat, I've been doing it ever since. 

I’ve also had clients with bruising and dark veins that they wanted to cover, again I used lipstick underneath concealer. If you need to colour correct dark circles or pigmentation, chances are you already have a lipstick that will do the job, if you have rosacea or a port wine stain and want to colour correct with green, you will either need to buy the correct colour corrector or find a green lipstick. HAHA

The art of colour correcting has been used for years. It's fantastic… when you know how to do it properly.

Colour correcting has taken off this year, in a big way. Every man and his dog wants to be ‘colour corrected’. Most brands are jumping on the band wagon with new product launches every 5 minutes… With six different colours to choose from, it can be a bit intimidating, especially for the average girl who has absolutely no idea why she should be putting a purple cream under her eyes…

I do not ever colour correct unless it is nesessary, why create more work for yourself? I find a lot of people are doing it now, because it’s become a fad. If you don't have major skin discolouration, or pigmentation that you can’t cover with concealer, why would you want to colour correct? 

I will go into more detail about what each colour corrects if you’d like me to, and how to apply them correctly. Drop me a message if you'd like to know more.

Love 

Mireya x