Shoot Day Secrets: Correct & Contour with L.A. Girl Concealer

L.A. Girl Concealer: The solution to under eye circles, redness, blemishes, and chiseled features.  

Yesterday on snapchat we learned that corrector concealer is our new best friend when it comes to redness, blemishes and under-eye circles.

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Products from this week's shoot: L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer - Corrector Shades ($12 each), L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer - Medium Shade - Fawn ($12), Butter London Nail Polish in 'Toff' ($22)

If you're like us... you had questions when you first saw the green, orange, and yellow tubes of L.A. Girl Concealer i.e. 'What are thooose? ' 

Thanks to our resident makeup artist, Alana, we've got answers. And a tutorial with everything you need to know about using L.A. Girl Concealers to correct & contour like a pro.

A quick note on colour theory before we get started: Mastering the art of concealer is all about understanding the color wheel. Luckily you learn this is primary school so it's not that hard. All you need to know is that colors that are OPPOSITE each other on the color wheel cancel each other out.

colorwheel

So.... GREEN cancels out RED. ORANGE cancels out BLUE YELLOW cancels out VIOLET see where this is going?

Basically, the idea behind colour correcting is this: In order to get a flawless look, you must correct unwanted tones rather than cover them by caking on layers skin-tone concealer.

concealer

STEP 1: Correct Under Eye Circles

  • Use yellow corrector shade to correct violet tones
  • Use orange corrector shade to correct blue tones
  • Alana's tips:
    • Most people have under eye circles with blue/violet tones. In order to correct this, mix the two shades to get a peachy colour.
    • The correction concealer should be applied before foundation or regular concealer and used ONLY on the discoloured areas
    • After you cover, lightly “stipple” (dab) foundation or concealer over it and then blend the edges with a brush

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STEP 2: Correct Redness & Blemishes

  • Use green corrector shade to correct red tones
  • Alana's tip:
    • Use around the nose where redness usually occurs.
    • Also apply this to any red pimples or blemishes.
    • The correction concealer should be applied before foundation or regular concealer and used ONLY on the discoloured areas
    • After you cover, lightly “stipple” (dab) foundation or concealer over it and then blend the edges with a brush
L.A. Girl Corrector Concealer - Green
L.A. Girl Corrector Concealer - Green

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STEP 3: Contour

  • Use an L.A. Girl concealer shade that is a few shades darker than your natural skin tone to contour your nose & cheeks
  • Apply the concealer down either sides of nose and under the cheekbone and then blend with a brush
  • Alana used L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer in Fawn on Kristina
L.A. Girl Medium Concealer - Fawn
L.A. Girl Medium Concealer - Fawn

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