Learn How to Color Correct

One of the most asked for demos during my make up lesson sessions is: How to color correct?

Let me start by teaching you what it is.  Before you can begin to even think about contouring or applying bronzer, you have to lay the foundation (so to speak) for a flawless finish. Color correcting will help you eliminate your complexion concerns by neutralizing imperfections.  You have to use the correct tones to neutralize different areas on your face-the opposite color on the color wheel.  This all starts with understanding color theory.  Now I’m not going to go into depth and teach a full blown color theory class, that’s what I do during my Custom Blend Cosmetics class, but I will teach you enough to aid you in covering up those pesky under eye circles. or even blemishes you may have.  Now if you’re anything like me, I love visual guides, so I find this helpful, but I also have an interactive tool that you can use.  Check it out here.

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Ok, now that you know what colors will neutralize which tones.  What are you going to use, and how will you use it?  I LOVE the Motives Color Correction Quads.  Not only are they super creamy, very pigmented, but they are also easy to blend.  You also get a pretty decent amount, so they will last for quite a long time.  Motives offers two, a light to medium and tan to deep.

color quads

Once you know which colors you are going to use to neutralize, you are ready to blend in and then follow with applying your foundation.  Here is a great demo by @elymarino

Still not convinced that you can do it?  I actually do personal consults with anyone that purchases a Motives Color Correction Quad  from me  and it doesn’t matter where you live, I will do  a live video session.  I also have a more detailed guide that I will give you.

So I hope that I have given you enough to empower you to give it a try!


About LeighRaeder

Leigh Raeder is a highly skilled Master Cosmetologist for over 2 decades, specializing in advanced color, cutting, hair extensions and makeup artistry. Leigh’s success as a salon owner in Wisconsin has spurred her passion in helping others and giving back to the Beauty Industry as a whole. Understanding the needs of professionals and impacting the industry has led her to becoming a top National Educator. She has a strong passion for helping other beauty professionals become successful beauty entrepreneurs. Helping them gain modern cutting edge exclusiveness financial security and setting the next trends for our every changing industry.
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