Sterling: Failsafe colours

By Julie Jacobs

Colour Correcting can be confusing but not if you own a painters colour wheel, let me explain.  The opposite colours on the wheel neutralise/counteract/cancel out each other. Red is opposite green, purple to yellow and blue to orange.  Most commonly known is the green corrector, it neutralises hyper red patches, although you do need to be careful because if you place it on non red areas YOU WILL LOOK GREEN.  Correctors are not to cover or to mask, you simply have to trust that a very thin vale will do the job at hand.

Other than the green I hardly ever used correctors until one day I was faced with a model whose natural under-colour was a deep orange — yes, I am aware that to describe someones complexion as orange can be seen as a bit of an insult but on this occasion there is simply no other way to explain her pigment.  I managed to mix foundations to match but it made her skin look ‘muddied,’ dull even, so I thought I’d give the Givenchy Acti’mine ( now known as ‘Prisme’ Primer) ago; I had nothing to loose.  I applied a very fine layer then the mixed foundation, even I couldn’t believe the result.  Her complexion was radiant and glowing and dare I say it, her features looked ‘lifted,’ it was absolutely amazing and that’s when I realised it was the first time in my whole career I’d ever used the blue corrector…oh me of little faith!   I now carry a selection of brands in my kit but when I have to take a reduced kit I never leave behind Givenchy’s ‘Prisme’ Primer.

Givenchy Prisme Primer I will never leave for work without them.  The texture sits nicely on the skin and feels like skincare.  No drying, flaking or rolling when applying foundation on top. Simply one of my genius products!  Cover FX Correct Click’s are just so handy for my kit, when used correctly last a very very long time.
If used sparingly I find the By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum can be worn on their own to give the skin a pick-me-up because of their translucency and slight iridescent glow.
Cover FX Correct Click
Givenchy Prisme Primer
By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum

I have to say a lot of brands miss out darker skin tones when it comes to colour correcting, not Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer though, a continuing and successful expansion of the Touche Éclat family.  Sleeks easy to blend palette is another convenient addition to handbag or kit.
Suqqu’s Blooming Glow Primer is another CC that can be worn on its own to lift the complexion, that’s also due to the slight iridescent finish.
Suqqu Blooming Glow Primer
Sleek Colour Correcting Palette
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer

Beauty Editor Julie Jacobs
All images Jason Yates

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