In this beauty blog post, you will learn the basic of basics in colour theory through the observation of the colour (harmony) wheel. (Wow that was a fucking mouth full, lol) Understanding what it is, when to use it, and how to use it.
So #WTF is colour theory? To sum it all up, its the practical guidance to colour mixing & the visual impact of unlimited colour combinations. BASICALLY to see how colours work together. And yupp I like writing colour oppose to color, lol. Makes reading look fanćy-er!
Considering that this subject is probably the first lesson that's ever taught to Artists and Makeup-Artists world-wide, I knew that this was something I wanted to shed some light on my GLAM readers.
Moving ON FORTH to the Colour Wheel!
(After checking a million medias, I found the "perfect" colour wheel to explain everything you need to know)
Tada!! Here's a visual aid to help better explain the principles of colours. The wheel is divided into three categories:
1. Primary: Consists of the fundamental colours in the wheel. Red, Yellow, and Blue. Otherwise know as the foundation colours that are used to create all other secondary colours.
2. Secondary: Is the combination of two primary colours: Green, Orange, and Violet (or Purple, w.e you get the gist)
3. Tertiary: Are made by combining a primary colour and a secondary colour that are adjacent to eachother. Example are blue-green, red-violet, or yellow-orange.
And guess what? Like everything in life. The wheel is divided into what?!? Say it with me. Warm and cool toned colours! Ehhhh! (the last blog post, see what I did here? Lol) By understanding the difference between tones it will help you compliment, coordinate, and the best color scheme for your complexion. Always have this in the back of your mind; "complementary colours have a better and higher visual impact", meaning the better understanding you have with the theory you'll have a much better chance of using your canvas/face more effectively! Thus, you'll look more poppin! Yas honey !!!
Onto analogous colours, otherwise know as adjacent colours, which are created by using three of more colours that are next to each other on the wheel. Using these colours (plum, mauve, taupe, etc) will boosts your blending skills to a new all time high.
A cult fav would be the TOO FACED – Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
Using these colours can create those classic neutral smokey eyes ! Which is literally my everyday makeup look. With some THICK ASS liner, but hey, that's me. 🤷🏽♀️
Complementary colours are the combination of colours from opposite sides of the wheel. (Remember to scroll up and check out the image-aid just in case you need reference) They bring out each other, for example, using a super pigmented mossy green eye shadow paired with a warm undertone red lipstick! Or using a true royal blue topped off with a neon pastel yellow eyeliner! Do you see it? The results leads to nothing but pure creativity & artistry.
Now how does this intertwine with colour correcting? And ask yourself. "Do I really need it?"
Look into a mirror and examine your skin. Have any spots? Redness? Dark circles? Or any dullness? If you do then this might be something you want to take notes on!
Always try to experiment beforehand! Sometimes some tips & tricks may work on some people and not on others. Colour correction *can be is amazing if you have discoloration that truly needs to be addressed in some way and or shape of form. Cause lord knows my under eye circles don't play games.
The principle of color correcting makeup is essentially that of color theory: that is, opposite hues cancel each other out. So a corrector in pale green can mute redness, acne, and scarring. Lavender minimizes ashy tones. Yellow brightens and evens dull skin. And depending on your skin tone, pink, peach or orange can help conceal under-eye circles and hyperpigmentation. Here's a little diagram for your eyes to gravitate too.
Most of the time colour correcting isn't really needed. Unless you want to of coarse! (there are plenty of full coverage concealers that do the job though!) Just be extra careful when doubling products because you don't want to end up creating the unwanted cake face or any oxidation ; that's the fucking worst. I suggest starting with colour correcting primers first before stepping into the realms of correcting. You want to work in *very thin layers, *Only using what you need. You want to correct, not conceal. And what ever you do, DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT buff in your foundation, it will literally ruin all of the hard work you did. I promise you, you'll cry lol.
Why color correct? Well, if you want a more radiant and uplifting effect to your makeup routine give a quick go, and let me know how that turns out.
Some of my favorite coloring correcting products! Which I either currently own or are gone and been finished, lmao.
TOP SIX FAVS
1.The Makeup Forever Ever Step 1 Primers
2. MAC Purple Correcting Powder
3. Ben Nye Pink Powder
4. Sephora+Pantone Correction Palettes
5. NYC Color Correction Palette
6. DERMACOLOR CAMOUFLAGE CREME PALETTE 6 COLORS S Palette
And well guys, I hope this helped you guys understand the colour theory and how colour correcting generally works. It took my about a week and a half to edit, review, and make everything sound understandable. Because shit is difficult to explain without sounding dumb or repetitive. Sigh. Anyways love you guys 💕
Thank you for reading!