Color Correcting

Hello Ageless Beauties!

How many times have you seen the stars at a red carpet event – at the Grammy, Oscar, or Tony Awards – and their skin is absolutely flawless? Then you go to the checkout line at the grocery store and see a feature article on the cover of a gossip magazine of them caught without their makeup. I have seen this lots of times. I am always amazed at not only how different they look, but how the condition of their skin went from flawless to yuck! One trick is the use of color correctors. Those are the pastel looking palettes that often sit, un-bought, in stores. Avon doesn’t sell color correctors, but here’s an example:

I’m sure you’ve seen them. I think if people knew what to do with them and understood their value, they would be flying off the shelves! So I’m going to help you out with this post. A while back, I talked about the color wheel and how opposite colors on the wheel are considered complementary. (See the wheel below and the arrows pointing to opposite colors.)


It is important to know that opposite sides, or contrasting colors, cancel each other out. With this knowledge, take a good look at your skin. Is it uneven? Do you have discoloration? What colors do you see? Now look at the color wheel for the contrasting or opposite color and use the appropriate shade to correct your skin.

As a general guide, the following applies: 1). Lavender corrects yellow undertones. 2). Do you have red blood vessels showing? Green cancels out red. 3). Orange cancels out blue – you know those blue veins that are sometimes visible. 4). Yellow cancels out purple and neutralizes red areas. 5). Red cancels out green and dark circles on dark skin. I use red corrector under my eyes. 6). Although not shown, pink is known to cancel out brown. Depending on your skin, it is quite possible that you may need to use multiple colors on your face. This corrects flaws before applying foundation for a flawless, even look. I hope this helps!

Continue to live agelessly,

Avon Rep Raquel,