Correctors are contrasting shades of makeup that neutralize rather than cover.
Why use them?
To reduce (neutralize) the distractions (redness, darkness etc) and enhance the attractions (eyes & lips).
By neutralizing distractions, the main attractions come into clearer focus.
What’s the difference?
Concealers cover. Correctors neutralize.
It requires 100% concealer to cover. It requires 50% corrector to neutralize.
Concealers oxidize and get darker adding a weathered appearance to skin as day progresses.
Correctors brighten and last longer without the aging affect of oxidization.
Traditional (old school) makeup: Don’t like what you see, cover it up.
New school makeup: Don’t like what you see, neutralize it.
Concealer is easier. Simply apply on top of skin. The problem is instead of seeing redness or darkness, we see makeup.
Corrector requires a new way of makeup application. Instead of covering 100% with concealer, you blend 50% corrector with the color of your skin to create a third neutral color.
The advantages of corrector over concealer are astounding.
– Achieve a highly visual difference in the appearance of your skin –
– Use way less makeup –
– Redefine how and where light reflects off of your skin –
– Maintain a better finish longer with less makeup –
Corrector Color Chart
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5th of May, 2016
CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.
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