In this video, Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott explains why he recommends correctors rather than concealers to even out the complexion, and demonstrates his technique.
In traditional makeup application – as is taught at most cosmetic counters – concealer is used to disguise dark circles and blemishes. Foundation is then spread over the face, covering up our actual skin and replacing it with a blank canvas on which to apply the rest of the makeup.
It is a method that has definitely carried results, however there is now a new way to show your skin off, rather than disguise it. As a complement to this new approach, light is redirected on our skin so it travels up and outwards to illuminate our eyes and lips giving an energy lifting vault of light on the face.
In part one of this series, we will talk about the role that correctors play in my Face with A Heart makeup technique, how they translate to your face, and why it is time to see yourself in a whole new light.
In this video I will explain:
- What correctors are
- How they differ from concealers
And I will demonstrate:
- How to apply correctors
- Where to place correctors so they redirect how light reflects and travels on your skin
Please note: This is the core of the Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup method when it comes to the appearance of skin. Once you grasp this new way of seeing yourself, you will change how you do your makeup for the rest of your life.
Please let me know if this blog was of value to you and share your own corrector/concealer tips in the comments box below. I would love to hear how you get on trying this new technique – tell me how useful you found the demo and how you found the results. You can also use the comments box to tell me what interests and concerns you when it comes to which makeup colors to choose. Please let me know so I can fashion future blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.
Want to know more? My new book, Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup is available on Amazon now.
12th February 2015
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 the wonderfully visual ‘how to’ book Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup (2014), as well as Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup (2003).
5 thoughts on “How Correctors Can Create the Ultimate Energy Lift to Your Face”
I’m a transgender male 2 female makeup artist trying to prefect my techniques. I would love to know/learn more about what you would consider proper use of corrector on a genetic male face, with the end goal of having a pretty female face.
Thank you for your note. Correctors are brilliant on highlighting the part of the face you want people to notice most. My Face with a Heart approach with correctors softens and feminizes the direction light travels on your skin.
Beyond that, The pink or yellow (depending on your skin tone) also work wonders in neutralizing the ‘blue beard’ affect still left behind even the closest shave. Thank you.
I want to thank you for the advice, I received my “Total Face Kit” that I ordered from you last week, I am absolutely thrilled with how much product is included in the kit. I have already tried the corrector tone’s with my makeup routine today, (first attempt) It looks great, even for a first time. I’m sure I’ll get much better and faster at the application. Your book, “Face with a Heart” is a constant reference for me, I love it! Next month I’m attending the Keystone-Conference in Harrisburg, PA. It’s a very large transgender conference and I’ll be working there as a Makeup Artist, I already have several appointments booked.
Again thank you.
Such great news. Thank you for the update.
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