Colour Correcting Made Easy

Made From Beauty Colour Correcting Made Easy Made From Beauty Colour Correcting Made Easy LA Girl Pro Conceal Since starting Made From Beauty one of the most common beauty questions I get asked is ‘how do I get rid of my undereye circles?’ Whilst I always suggest lots of eye creams and tell people to drink lots of water, we all know those dark rings under our eyes are one of the hardest to soften and conceal. Today I’m sharing a product that I’ve recently worked into my makeup routine that really makes a difference to the darkness under my eyes that makes me constantly appear tired and drawn.

If you regularly read beauty blogs you might have come across the term ‘colour correcting’ and although it’s an amazing technique that a lot of makeup artists train years to perfect, it’s not always easy to do in front of a mirror at home. I’ve found the LA Girl Pro Conceal in Nude to be the perfect fuss free product to do a little colour correction on a daily basis.

On the universal colour wheel (here’s one if you want to take a look) it’s easy to see the opposite colour to blue/purple is orange or red. So with colour correcting in terms of makeup this means we need to use a little of an orange based product to counteract the blue, purple tones at appear under the eyes. Think of it as getting your base for your makeup back to a level playing field, back to a neutral base.

The reason why I picked up the LA Girl Concealer in Nude (if you want to see the other beauty bits I picked up in the same haul click HERE) was because it has an orange base and a salmon tone, perfect for cancelling out those blue tones under my eyes.

The concealer is light enough to use under other products, sets to a demi-matte finish and is long wearing meaning it’s easy peasy to get a natural, non-cakey finish even when adding another layer of product under the eyes.

The way I like to use this product is after foundation, I apply a light layer exactly where I have the dark tones under my eyes. The brush tip makes the product perfect for applying exactly to the areas you need it in, so I squeeze a little onto the back of my hand and then pick up a little at a time to brush on before my normal concealer.

Made From Beauty Colour Correcting Made Easy LA Girl Concealer in Nude

I blend the salmon tone concealer in slightly with my finger tip, being careful not to smear it all over the place – by keeping it on the areas that are dark in the first place this allows you to keep a natural look.

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To finish the look I apply a little of my favourite concealer, the one I’m using here is the Bourjois Radiance Reveal (which you can read my full review of HERE). I dot on a little of my normal toned concealer and gently pat this in with a clean finger tip, being careful not to move the LA Girl concealer around underneath.

Made From Beauty Colour Correcting Made Easy Concealing

The overall look is perfectly brightened, smooth under eyes. I set mine with a little loose setting powder with the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder or a touch of my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette for extra brightness.

Made From Beauty Colour Correcting Made Easy LA Girl Pro Conceal Finished Look

So do you think you will be trying out a bit of colour correcting under the eyes? If so what product will you use? Will you be picking up the LA Girl Pro Conceal in Nude or another product to try it out with? Let me know in the comments below!

Sam

P.S: Eagle-eyed readers will spot this isn’t my normal upload day – I thought I’d pop up a post as I missed yesterday – pop back tomorrow for more beauty!

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32 Comments

  1. 7th April 2016 / 5:37 pm

    You look absolutely stunning in these photos! I love a bit of colour correcting, I like a pinky shade for under my eyes which works a bit better with my skin tone.

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

    • 14th April 2016 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you love! That’s interesting to hear you’ve found pink to work better for you, awesome!

      Thank you for commenting x

  2. 9th April 2016 / 9:10 am

    Sam you look BEAUTIFUL!! What lip product are you wearing in these photos? It really suits you! In fact I think you should do a post giving a full makeup rundown of this look! :) I have the LA Girl concealer too but in a darker shade which I like to use for contour, definitely need to pick up another colour though to use as a proper concealer!
    Brigitte x

    brigittehayley.com | youtube.com/brigittehayley

    • 14th April 2016 / 4:38 pm

      Haha thank you Brigitte! Don’t you worry, I’ll be posting soon about how I got this look! My lip colour is Charlotte Tilbury’s Bitch Perfect and MAC’s lip liner in Subculture :)

      Thank you for your comment love! X

  3. Helen Clark
    9th April 2016 / 12:11 pm

    You look gorgeous in these photos. I’ve been a bit wary of trying colour correcting but this concealer sounds a great way to start.

    • 14th April 2016 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you so much Helen. That’s very sweet of you to say!

      Let me know of you try it out!

      Thank you for commenting x

    • 14th April 2016 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you Alice, glad you liked the post! X

  4. 9th April 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Thank you for this post, I have awful dark circles under my eyes but can never hide them properly x

    • 14th April 2016 / 4:40 pm

      This product, or any orange toned under year concealer will do the trick!

      Let me know if you try it out, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

      Thank you for commenting x

  5. Bex Smith
    9th April 2016 / 4:38 pm

    This is such a helpful post, thank you for sharing

    • 14th April 2016 / 4:40 pm

      That’s ok, anytime Bex! X

  6. 9th April 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Really useful to see how you colour correct, I have quite bad bags under my eyes so I’ll definitely have to give more things a try x

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you for your comment, let me know if you do try it out! x

  7. Laura
    9th April 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Thanks for such a helpful post. My dark circles are terrible so I will definitely put into practice your tips! xxx

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:42 pm

      I’m so happy that the tips were helpful! x

  8. 9th April 2016 / 7:28 pm

    It’s great to see a post about this that isn’t so overly complicated! I’ve seen so many tutortials with about 8 different colours on the face – it looks so daunting!

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Haha! I know what you mean, I’m really into my makeup and those sorts of posts terrify me!

      Thank you for commenting x

  9. Ickle Pickle
    9th April 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Brilliant post – I never know how to use a concealer properly! Clear and simple, than you. Kaz x

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you for your comment, I’m so glad my post was clear! x

  10. 9th April 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Great post, but yet another reason I’m glad that I don’t have to do this as a guy ;)

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:44 pm

      Haha! Just add it to the long list Danny! Thank you for commenting x

  11. Melanie Edjourian
    9th April 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Brilliant post, thanks for sharing, I hope to buy some of these now they sound great.

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:44 pm

      I’m so glad you liked the post, thank you for commenting x

  12. 10th April 2016 / 1:03 am

    This is such a great post – I have no idea how to do much with makeup so every little think helps for me :) x

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:45 pm

      It can be pretty complicated sometimes, but it is best to start of simple, which is why I’ve talked about just one shade – even I get confused by posts talking about lots of colour correcting shades!

      Thank you for your comment x

  13. Elizabeth
    10th April 2016 / 6:33 am

    Sounds like a great product – very useful for those special occasions when one wants to look their best. I’ll have to check them out!

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:46 pm

      You are so right Elizabeth, I wouldn’t do this everyday, but this is a great way to go the extra mile for special occasions!

      Thank you for commenting x

  14. Beth
    10th April 2016 / 8:25 pm

    This looks and sounds like a great product. Great post with great information about the product

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:46 pm

      Thank you Beth, so glad you liked the post!

      x

    • 16th April 2016 / 2:47 pm

      You are so lucky to be able to get away with not wearing concealer! Please share your secrets!

      Thank you for commenting x