An Easy Guide To Corrective Concealers | Clozette

Concealers are one of our makeup BFFs. From reducing the redness of our skin to covering a pimple that suddenly came out from nowhere, concealers are a makeup superhero. 

The basic concealers are what we’re most familiar with, meant to perfectly match our skintone to give a high coverage to cover pesky spots. But if you want an even more flawless finish, you should consider colour correcting concealers. It may seem complicated to use at first, with its range of crazy colours; but once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy to work into your every day makeup routine.

So if you're new to colour correcting, we're answering some of the common questions we encounter so you don't have to worry that you’d end up looking like an art class project.

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What are all the colours for?



The things about colour corrective concealers is that it balances out the discolouration you want to remedy through basic colour theory via the colour wheel. So here are the basics: green balances out redness; pink is good for hiding under eye dark circles; yellow is great for covering any purple-blue discolourations; and purple is a good way to make a yellowish, pasty skin tones look flushed and lively. 
Should I just go for one colour or get a full colour palette?



If you’re one of the lucky ones and don’t have much to correct and cover up, just get a colour specific to your skin concern. But if you have one or two things you want to sort out with your skin, going for a full colour palette is the most practical choice.


But there are so many shades! How do I know what's right for me?



Now that you know the colours, going for the right shade is also key in using colour correcting concealers. If you have olive or tan skin, opt for the darker shades. Pastels, on the other hand, works better for fair skin. Choosing the one that suits your skin tone ensures the perfect finish after blending. 


How much should I apply?



Don’t go all out immediately. Apply the product little by little, making sure that it won't end up looking too thick and opaque on your skin. Lightly dab on the product to your skin and be sure to blend it well. 


So I've applied it. What happens next?



After blending the colour correcting concealer to your skin, move onto you usual makeup routine. If you've blended out the colour correcting concealer properly, it should not budge or peek-through your usual foundation routine. Set it all with a lightweight, translucent powder and you're good to go!

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Have you ever felt sluggish in the middle of the day and feeling like you’re not motivated to do anything anymore, or you’re suddenly sleepy as the effects of your morning coffee has worn off? We’ve all been there — experiencing sudden bouts of fatigue that slow down our days.

But no matter how tired we may be, we just can’t slow down. In this day and age when everything is fast-paced and always on the go, no one can afford to not keep moving forward.

So whenever you’re feeling unmotivated, sluggish, and need a quick pick-me-up, here are our tips and tricks to give your day a quick energising boost!

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Do a little stretching


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In a job that has you seated for most of the day? While you may not notice it at first, staying seated for a prolonged period of time can actually tire your body out. So whenever you start feeling tired, here’s what you can do: stand up, give your legs and arms a good shake, and stretch! This simple act will stimulate your muscles to awaken your body again.

Play your favourite music


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If you’re feeling down, hit 'play' on your favourite upbeat songs. You’ll immediately sense a feeling of comfort and relaxation that will make you want to move with the beat of your music. This simple action renews your sense of self-motivation to get through the rest of the day!


Spritz on your go-to perfume



Did you know that spraying on your favourite holy-grail perfume mid-day is another quick way to awaken your mind and body? This is because your brain registers scents a lot quicker than other stimulants.

For a truly invigorating boost, pick a scent that’s rooted in fresh, fruity top notes – like the HUGO Extreme for women. Its concentrated scent with notes of jasmine, white flowers, and osmanthus delivers a refreshing boost that’ll awaken your senses.


Meditate


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Living in such a fast-paced world and keeping up with a long to-do list can sometimes feel so overwhelming that it’ll naturally tire you out through the day. To prevent this, take a few minutes off and meditate. You don’t need a mat or wear any specific attire; you just need to close your eyes, breathe in, and think positive thoughts. You’ll be amazed at how this quick activity can change your energy level and demeanor!


Drink lots of cold water



Drinking water can quickly wake you up and give you your energy back. How? The coolness of the liquid will lightly “shock” your body, awakening your brain and muscles. It’s one of the healthiest and easiest ways to give your body a quick boost anytime of the day!

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When doing our makeup, there are certain parts of the look we can easily whizz through such as our foundation and mascara. But there are those parts that take a bit of time, effort, and blending like our eye shadows and lipstick.


But with LANEIGE's latest Two Tone Collection, achieving the K-beauty inspired makeup look is a breeze!



To show you the chic looks you can do with the Two Tone Shadow and Lip Bars, we recently got together with LANEIGE and gave two of our Clozette Ambassadors, Agnes and Claudia, a Korean-inspired makeover!

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Agnes

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Day-to-Night Look: Agnes was given a day-to-night makeover using two colours each from the Two Tone Lip Bar range and the Two Tone Shadow Bar line.

Her soft and fun daytime look was achieved with the Orange Island Shadow Bar and the Orange Blurring Lip Bar. While her nighttime look was done using the Golden Rose Shadow Bar and Maxi Red Lip Bar!

Check out her gorgeous transformation below!



“If you are wondering how all the K-pop stars always look so effortless and amazing, you can too! With LANEIGE's Two Tone Collection, you can now have gorgeous looking gradient lips and eyes!” - Agnes




“With artistic color match, the Two Tone Shadow Bar can easily take you from day to night looks by cleverly combining tones that blend well together!” - Agnes



“With its creamy texture, the Two Tone Lip Bar glides on to our lips smoothly with ease and spreads nicely like a sorbet, making application such a breeze!” - Agnes


Claudia

Aegyo School-Girl to Demure Lady: Claudia’s makeover took inspiration from two Korean beauty trends: the “Aegyo school-girl” look, and the “demure lady” look!

To recreate the Aegyo school-girl trend, the coral and brighter shades of the Two Tone Lip Bar and Shadow Bar were used – Humming Coral and Juicy Pop. On the other hand, to transform her into a “demure lady,” earth tones were used on her lids (Coffee Bronze) and a chic hot pink was applied on her lips (Dear Pink) for a subtle pop of colour.

If you want to see her stylish makeover, keep scrolling down!





“The team wanted to recreate the cute and Aegyo Korean-schoolgirl look, so I had to wear a white dress and tie pigtail! I usually prefer neutral tones and the “no-make-up” kind of natural look, so it was definitely something different, not my usual look!” - Claudia




“I really like how versatile the Two Tone Collection is. The pink shade on the lipstick can double up as my blusher. So instead of bringing a whole bag of makeup out, now I can just simply bring 2 products out for touch-ups!” - Claudia


“Since it is a demure look and I had to look more ‘lady’…the make-up artist removed my previous eye and lip colours and applied the new shades… I am very amazed by how 2 different shades can magically transform the entire look and make me look so different!” - Claudia


Here are the final looks from the ladies! Which one is your favourite? Vote for your favourite looks here and stand to win one K-gorgeous Beauty Set used in your voted look/s!

*Voting contest is only open to Singapore*
 




And that’s not all, LANEIGE has two special promos that you won’t want to miss! For every $150 purchase at any LANEIGE store in Singapore, you can score a 5-piece gift set worth $47 plus a chic LANEIGE x O!Oi bracelet!

But if you’re more interested in purses, or if you’re a beauty addict like us who constantly needs pouches to store products in, then you will love this second promo!


Get an exclusive LANEIGE x O!Oi clutch bag and a 4-piece moisturising gift set worth $37 with purchase of $230 worth of products in any LANEIGE store in Singapore!

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Which shades from the Two Tone Shadow and Lip Bar collections are you excited to try out? Share it with us in the comment section below!

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