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Insider Alert: Max Dishes The Exact Steps He Takes In Colour-Correcting Stressed And Tired Skin


 

Colour correct your skin like the pro’s do for a more flawless complexion

Colour correcting itself is not a new concept, us makeup artists have been using this method to conceal imperfections for years. However with the powder of social media ‘Colour Correcting’ seems to be getting its time in the spot light. You may be a little turned off or even scared with all the girls on social media painting their faces with every colour of the rainbow to resemble something out of the Lion King claiming ‘it’s going to perfect your complexion minus the filters, lighting and retouching they used to tone everything in. Never-the-less, it does work and it DOESNT have to look like that!! lol

With those heavy-handed visuals aside I’m going to show you how to ‘elegantly’ improve your skin tone or diminish problem areas with products that will ‘simply’ work-in with your current makeup routine and go completely un-detected once they’re on, well expect for the fact you will look noticeably HEAVENLY!

How do these brightly shaded, somewhat intimidating products work exactly? It’s actually pretty simple once you break it down:

Purple and Blue: Are used to conceal yellow or sallow areas of the skin.

Green/Mint: Helps neutralise redness

Yellow: Perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, and under eye circles

Apricot & Pink: Work wonders in helping to conceal or lift dark circles & pigmentation AND helps lift dullness in olive or darker skin types.

Red: In extreme cases help cover serious birthmarks or tattoo’s

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Remember less is more. As much as I think this colour correcting phenomenon is amazing and will add to your ‘flawless skin’ repertoire, DON’T go crazy with it. It’s not about using several or all of the colours- choose one and use it only in the area you need to improve.


 

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Makeup Forever Step 1 Base Equalizers (click individual colours for products)

With several shades to choose like Green, PeachYellow, Blue, Cool Pink & Caramel Forever’s Step 1 Primers prep the skin for a longer wearing foundation along with defeating any colour correcting without making you look like something out of Alien. Although they’re a matt finish, the skin never looks look dry. What I love about these colour correcting primers is the product blends evenly avoiding any situations where the colour may get caught in pores of fine lines!  TipUse only on the areas you need to correct and always prep your skin first with a good moisturiser! 


 

 

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Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #5

Perfect, correct, and illuminate the skin with Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer in #5. A gold metallic-apricot liquid you add to your foundations to brighten over-all skin tone and add luminosity. Perfect for dull or muddy skin that is prone to pigmentation & dark spots. Note; I love using this shade on more olive European/Mediterranean or Middle Eastern skin tones that need brightening. It’s my secret weapon!


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YSL Touche Eclat Neutralizer 

A rendition of the cult-favourite Touché Eclat the Neutralizers launched onto the scene earlier this year and I have been mixing and matching them into my concealers and foundations since. Brightening, evening and cancelling out un-wanted colour with a swish of the wand. They’re delicate, sophisticated and work a treat even for the most makeup-up challenged! TipThe apricot works best for deep skin tones or to lift and brighten dark circles, the violet works best for fair skin tones that are a little sallow or dull and the green is actually really versatile across most skin tones but works best in correcting redness.


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Deramalogica Redness Relief Primer & SPF20

I’m an advocate of this product through and through starting with the first to be released Skin Perfect Primer -for radiance- followed soon after with the Redness Relief Primer & SPF20. Designed to counteract, cool and calm any redness in the skin while treating and protecting your complexion while you wear it! It’s one thing to cover the area but another to get to the root of the issue and treat the skin! Boom Dermalogica!


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Guerlain Météorites Voyage Exceptional Compacted Pearls of Powder

If you are like me and have a taste for luxury than this product is for you! Guerlian’s Météorites Compact is packaged in a precious refillable case containing 5 different coloured illuminating powders that melt across the skin, setting foundation and concealer, colour correcting the skin and ultimately brightening anywhere it touches. Think Kylie Jenner or Gigi Hadid and that angelic blown-out matte-luminous look they have under their eyes and across the top of their cheekbones when you see them on the red-carpet. It’s that good!


 

 

Credit

Photographer; Nicole Corbett for Maxmade.com.au, Hair & Makeup; Max May, Model; Lydia Simmonis

3 Comments »

  1. Jenny says:

    Hey, great post. Lydia is bomb as always! Are you going to do a youtube channel?

  2. Taryn says:

    Hi Max,

    The giorgio armani fluid sheer I would love to try. I use the silk foundation thanks to you!!
    I wear a shade 6. Can you recommend a nice shade in the fluid to try?
    I have an olive complexion. Thanks x

  3. max says:

    Thanks Jenny! I love Lydia too!I don’t know about youtube. I barely have the time to do everything Im doing now LOL But if i do I’ll dedicate the first vid to you xxxMM

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