The Ultimate Guide To Colour-Correcting Primers

Every hue has its purpose

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Colour-correcting primers are confusing because — let’s face it — no one in their right mind would willingly apply green, pink and even purple shades on their face, unless it’s Halloween.

As scary as these vibrant, pastel hues are, the concept behind their function is simple. On a colour wheel, complementary colours sit directly opposite each other, and these shades, when mixed together, neutralise each other. Similarly, colour-correcting primers are strategically applied to neutralise opposing hues, caused by pigmentation and scarring, on your skin, to give you smooth, even complexion before you even get started on foundation. 

Click through the gallery above for a look at the various shades and their functions!

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