How to Colour Correct Tired Skin

Having a baby means very little sleep. Very little sleep means tired looking eyes and skin.

I’m grateful for the kind comments that have come my way about the fact that I don’t look tired. I can only attribute it to bloody good colour correction and concealer.

I went to the opening of Urban Decay at the V&A Waterfront – the launch where they turned Table Mountain purple, and bought a peach colour corrector, concealer and foundation:

  • Urban Decay Peach color correcting fluid
  • Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Light Warm
  • Urban Decay Weightless Ultra Definition Foundation in Shade 2.5

A little art lesson here:

You get primary colours (red, blue and yellow) and then the complimentary colours: Green, Purple and Orange.

Red and Green. Blue and Orange. Yellow and Purple.

In make-up, the one colour counteracts the other. So for example, if you have redness, use a green corrector/concealer to take the redness away. Have blue/ dark circles, use orange or peach. I use a purple shampoo to get rid of any yellow out of my blonde. You get the idea.

Here’s a 1 minute video on how I colour correct tired skin and eyes…

The peach corrector works a dream under my eyes. I dab it on with my ring finger and work it into the skin. I don’t use swiping motions; as it wipes right off. Afterwards, I add my concealer and dab and blend it in. I use the Stila One Step Correct and Brightening Serum on my skin (it has peach, lavender and green in it, which combats redness and the other colours blend to brighten skin.) I finish off with blending my foundation into the skin.

Not in the video: If I’m having a really tired day, I’ll line my watermark with nude eyeliner and a touch of shimmer in the corner of my eyes. Don’t forget to bronze and add a touch of blush so that you don’t look washed out.

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  • Reply Shazzie

    Love the video! I’ve tried using an applicator to apply my foundation, but find that the product “soaks” into the sponge and very little goes on my face…compared to when I use my fingertips. Any suggestions regarding using the applicator?

    October 9, 2017 at 11:08 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Are you wetting your Beauty Blender? It’s the key to ensuring it works properly. Soak the sponge, squeeze it and don’t apply the product directly to the blender. I always apply it on my hand, dab the foundation onto the blender and then apply it to be skin… pressing and dabbing the skin, rather then wiping it on.

      Hope this helps

      October 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Mariam

    Wow I have never heard anyone explain about the colours counteracting each other! I always used to think it was some complicated magical formula and yet it is so basic! Thanks Bailey…

    October 10, 2017 at 8:10 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Oh awesome… I’m so glad – thanks for reading!

      October 10, 2017 at 9:52 am

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