No matter how many times you see it on Instagram or done by beauty vloggers, applying green or rust-colored concealer to your skin can feel overwhelming. But it's time to give it a go — and here's why: Known as color-correcting, this technique uses hues from opposite sides of the color wheel to cancel out unwanted colors on your face. The most common are green (to stamp out redness) and rust (to diffuse undereye circles).
Here's our challenge for you: Leave hesitation behind by watching this quick video, because we're breaking down the game-changing technique in five easy steps.
Step 1. Start on clean, hydrated skin. Using a foundation brush, damp sponge, or your ring finger (it delivers the lightest touch), dab your rust-colored product under your eyes, focusing on any dark circles.
Bonus: Now is the time to add any contour under your cheekbones, since you're about to blend everything together.
Step 2. Using your green color-corrector, dab anywhere you have redness, like around the nose, on your chin, and over any broken capillaries or blemishes.
Step 4. Blend the green into your skin by gently patting it with your ring finger until it disappears into skin. Repeat over your rust color (and any contour), being sure you use a clean finger and a light touch.
Step 5. Apply concealer under the eye and lightly blend. Apply foundation, if desired.
Step 6. Dust translucent finishing powder over your entire face to set your hard work.