by Kaja and Sara
When it comes to a beautiful, flawless complexion and make-up look, a good concealer is just inevitable. It covers pimples, redness, small wrinkles and instead of a greasy look it gives you a beautiful, dewy look. That’s why concealers also became a vital part of our daily make-up routine.
To be honest, until now we’ve played safe and used only the conventional concealers that matched our complexion. A green or purple concealer was a bit too reckless for us – or was it just because we didn’t know how to use the colors correctly. Since there’s currently a pretty strong hype about the color-correcting trend, we decided to give it a try and see what this technique really can do. Hence we took the L’Oréal Paris Infaillible Total Cover Palette to check it out and see what it can do about redness and greasy skin.
Color Correcting – How Does It Work?
- Green covers redness, pimples or scratches
- Purple conceals dark spots and shadows
- Neutral Concealers hide little imperfections, dark areas and highlight
Sara’s Little Troubles: Redness and Forehead Pimples
The morning after the party… red blemishes around the nose, on the cheeks, red pimples on the forehead. Bars filled with smoke, one or two glasses of wine and too little sleep take their toll on my complexion. The biggest problem is if that very day we have a shooting. As I already told you, I never retouch my skin in the pictures, so good covering make-up is essential for good pictures.
In order to conceal the redness, I use the green shade from the cover palette on my forehead, in the area around my nose and on the cheeks. For the dark circles under my eyes I use the lightest shade of neutral. The purple shade is called into action on my forehead just under the hairline. In order to contour and highlight the jawbones as well as to hide some blemishes, I used the neutral shades.
Now everything has to be blended in with the correcting blender and finished with a foundation. As you can see – no redness at all and the pic was not retouched.
Bottom line: Even though I was very skeptical because of the colors and rather played safe using the usual shades of concealers, I am really impressed by the whole color-correcting method – it’s not a current hype for nothing.
Products I used for this look:
CONCEALER: INFAILLIBLE TOTAL COVER PALETTE // FOUNDATION: PERFECT MATCH (ROSE VANILLA) // EYESHADOWS: COLOR RICHE LA PALETTE NUDE EYESHADOWS // MASCARA: MEGA VOLUME MISS HIPPIE // BLUSH: BLUSH SCULPT (SOFT ROSY) // HIGHLIGHTER: PERFECT MATCH HIGHLIGHTER – ALL BY L’ORÉAL PARIS
Kaja’s Little Trouble: Greay Skin
CONCEALER: INFAILLIBLE TOTAL COVER PALETTE // FOUNDATION: PERFECT MATCH (ROSE VANILLA AND GOLDEN BEIGE) // EYESHADOWS: COLOR RICHE LA PALETTE NUDE LIDSCHATTEN // MASCARA: FALSE LASH SUPERSTAR X FIBER // BLUSH: LE BLUSH (ROSE SANTAL) // HIGHLIGHTER: PERFECT MATCH HIGHLIGHTER (ROSY GLOW) – ALL BY L’ORÉAL PARIS
LAST BUT NOT LEAST – OUR GIFT FOR YOU
If you want to try out the color correcting method and the palette, then you might want to take part in the little giveaway we arranged for you :). We are giving away 3 palettes.
Conditions of participation:
- If you want to participate in our giveaway, just leave a comment and tell us, why do you want to try out the palette.
- The giveaway ends on February, 17th at 1 p.m. If you win, we will contact you via e-mail :).
- All of our readers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland can participate in our giveaway.
In a friendly collaboration with L´Oréal Paris