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Have you ever wondered what people do with the green concealer you see on makeup shelves? It may seem a little strange at first, but it will make perfect sense to you once you read this.
Why Green Concealer Corrects Redness:
The concept behind color correcting, goes way back to art class and color theory. Whichever color you wish to conceal, choose the color directly across from it on the color wheel in order to get the job done.
In our case, we want to conceal red (rosacea, pimples, rosy cheeks, wounds etc). Directly across from red on the color wheel is green, so as a rule, green concealer will effectively neutralize redness.
When To Use Green Primer vs. Concealer
My favorite method of using green in order to counteract redness is by using a primer. If you have minor ruddiness or wish to cover up slight inflammation, primer will probably be your best bet. Also since primer is much more sheer than a concealer, it’s a little more foolproof. Primer will not completely erase all redness but it will definitely neutralize it so that when you apply your foundation, the redness will be easy to cover up.
How to Use Green Concealer
If you need more coverage than a primer or if you wish to spot-cover redness on a pimple, try a green concealer instead. Using an appropriate sized brush, apply the concealer to the area you wish to neutralize. Blend the edges so that they feather out seamlessly into your skin. Make sure to work with thin layers of the product, as it will be just as difficult covering massive amounts of green as it is to cover the redness. Once you apply the product, powder it and then go over the corrector with your regular foundation or concealer. Finally, set the area again with powder.
Primers I Recommend
SMASHBOX Photofinish Primer in Green |MAKEUP FOREVER
Concealers I Recommend
YABY creme foundation in green
Green Vs. Yellow
While green concealers are effective, I actually like to use a yellow concealer to counteract redness. Read more about that on my updated color correcting post HERE