Colour Correcting 101: How To Ace Your Makeup Base | Clozette

Acing the base is a must if you want a flawless makeup look. While your initial reaction might be to conceal imperfections, colour correcting is actually a better way to achieve picture-perfect skin through makeup.


If you didn't catch up with the colour correcting trend last year, we're here to fill you in. There are two basic rules in colour correcting: know which parts of your face you need to correct and determine what colours you need to use to address the issues. The concept behind colour correcting is you look at the colour of the thing you want to correct and use the shade opposite it in the colour wheel to correct it. Still a bit confused? Here are some colours of correctors and what they are for.



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Pink


If you have dark or bluish veins or perhaps a discolouration on your face, counteract those with a pink corrector.



Green

If your problem is redness, go for green to neutralize it.

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Lavender

Having trouble with dullness? Brighten up your face with lavender. You can also use the shade to temper the yellow on your skin.


Illuminate

Now, this is just a bonus. But if you want to have that coveted Korean glow, try highlighting your cheeks, nose line, chin and cupid's bow with an illuminating product.


There are lots of colour correcting products to choose from, but it's good to opt for something in cushion form since they're slightly lighter than the usual cream and liquid forms which correctors come in, making it easier for you to control the colours' opacity. The Etude House Any Cushion Colour Correctors line is the perfect pick. With the help of slim layering technology, the products spread thinly on the skin, so you're sure to get a natural-looking effect. The Any Cushion Colour Correctors also contain moisturising sea water from the East Sea of South Korea. Plus, they also contain multi-vitamin B3, which helps your skin get glowing.


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Etude House Any Cushion Colour Correctors will be available at all Etude House branches in Singapore starting February 3.



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If you're like us, you may be spending a lot of time watching makeup tutorials and beauty product reviews on YouTube. Over time, you may have found favourites, but with how much bigger the beauty community is getting, we're sure you'll have a few more to add to your list.


With more people gaining an interest in makeup and skincare, it's no surprise that content creators have also grown in number. There are some who quit after some time, but there are also those who are passionate about the industry and will do everything to stay on top of their game. Some of those who belong to the latter group will be the faces to grace the second season of Beauty Bound, a competition that aims to name Asia's next top beauty content creator.




Contestants representing their countries — Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan — will battle it out for the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to a global SK-II event, SK-II products worth up to USD1,000, professional video production equipment and networking opportunities with the world's top beauty creators.


Joining the contest is only half the battle; they have to be tough to stay in the game. It's not going to be easy as the contestants will be judged by notable personalities in Asia, including Indonesian singer-songwriter Anggun, award-winning Singaporean actress Rebecca Lim, and Korean celebrity makeup artist Jung Saem Mool. International social media and fashion icon Chiara Ferragni will also serve as a global judge in the finale. 


In the end, one will be hailed as the best from the region.


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Ready to know who your next favourite beauty content creator might be? Watch the first phase of Beauty Bound Season Two on YouTube now.



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One thing that caught our attention in the past couple of days is the fascinating transformation of real life people into cartoon-like images. And no, it's not a new makeup trend or something that requires a lot of time and effort. It's something much more accessible to anyone with just a few taps on your smartphone. 

Available in both App Store and Google Play, Chinese software app Meitu has been making rounds for the past couple of weeks in various medias across the globe for its adorable anime-like transformation function that simply requires the photo of the person you want to transform. It features 7 filters that give you that hand-drawn, fun-loving look. Take it from us when we say that it is addictive.



Then we figured, hey, why not combine this amazing app with something else that's taking the world by storm? That's right! We're going to turn Korean celebrities with Japanese anime. 

Want to see how your fave K-celebs look like as anime characters? Keep on scrolling to find out.
Kim Tae Hee


Labelled as the 'Nation's Goddess' of South Korea because of her undeniable beauty and outstanding roles in K-dramas such as Stairway To Heaven and Iris, Kim Tae Hee's beauty is transformed into an endearing image that we can't help but gush over!

Lee Min Ho



After his career kicked off from Korea's adaptation of Boys Over Flowers (which originated from Japan and was popularised by the Taiwanese version), Lee Min Ho became a household name and a sought after leading man in many Korean dramas. Can we get a collective 'yes' when we say he's totally swoon-worthy, even as an anime character?


Kyung Soo Jin



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Shining ever brightly with the recent finale of the successful run of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (yes, we shed some tears, too), Kyung Soo Jin became the #girlcrush of a lot of K-drama fans and we can definitely see why. Even in anime form, she's rocking her look, right?



Park Bo Gum


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After clinching the role of the rebelliously charming Crown Prince Lee Young in 2016's breakout K-drama Moonlight Drawn By The Clouds, Park Bo Gum continues to capture our hearts with his boyish charm and fluster-inducing smile. Seeing how cute he looks as an anime character, we're hopeful that we'll get to see a webcomic inspired by him soon.



Song Hye Kyo



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After more than a decade of numerous K-dramas hits, Song Hye Kyo is still one of the most popular celebrities not just in South Korea, but also all over the world. Her youthful and radiant look truly makes her one of Asia's beauty icons. In anime form, Song turned from a stunning queen to the epitome of ulzzhang.



Song Joong-Ki



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Of course, we had to turn the Meitu feature on the other half of Descendants Of The Sun's Song-Song pair. Who doesn't want to be swept off their feet by this heartthrob? But as much as we agree that Song's brown eyes are enough to get you weak in the knees, these cartoonised pink irises make him a thousand times more irresistible, don't you think? Someone get him pink contacts, stat!




Gong Yoo



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There's no denying that the Goblin series will remain in our hearts for a long time, not only because of the amazing story and the noteworthy cinematography, but also because our beloved Gong Yoo stars in it. What do you think should his next role be with his mesmerising soft look? Something whimsical, perhaps? We're pretty sure the rising star will nail his upcoming role no matter what.


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Did we miss any of your favourite Korean celebs? Take a hand at transforming them, too, by checking out Meitu in Google Play or App Store now!


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