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Why contour when you can colour correct?

Like most women, we like to be ahead of the game when it comes to makeup and beauty trends. Contouring has steadily become a mainstream household term, but we think that this relatively new makeup trend which involves the colour wheel theory, may just be contouring’s newest contender. This quick instagram tutorial is one of those, “I need to try this now“, moments! Similar to clown contouring, this method involves using the colour correction technique, whereby different colours of concealer are applied on certain areas of the face, to counteract darkness or redness. For example, using a peach-coloured foundation or concealer is the best way to make your circles disappear, as peachy tones neutralise blueness. To reduce redness, use some green cream or concealer. For sallow or yellow looking areas of the face, a purple toned concealer should do the job,  whereas a yellow based concealer will cancel out purple-looking shadows.
As you can see, we are huge advocates of the colour wheel theory technique and we are really excited to see how strategically applying coloured concealer to certain areas of our face, really works. Instead of contouring in the hollows of your cheeks with shade and shadow, this colour correction method subtly sculpts the face, shading and highlighting areas of the face, naturally. Used sparingly and under foundation, we’d go so far as to say, this technique has the potential to trump contouring!  What do you think? Cover image: @tianacosmetics
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