How to: colour correct with the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Colour Corrector Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Correcting palette review and swatches
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Correcting palette review and swatches
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Correcting palette review and swatches
Colour correcting is big news at the moment, with brands everywhere falling over themselves to bring out new lines that will help disguise your redness and hide away those dark circles.

At its simplest, colour correcting simply means using other coloured products to remove or hide unwanted tones in the skin. A lot of it is based on the colour wheel theory, where opposite shades help to balance each other out, but it can be a bit tricky to know where to start.

Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea collection features a seriously good corrector palette (alongside my favourite eye shadow palette this year), so I thought I'd use it to give a little demo on how you can use each of the different shades and where you might want to place them.

Everyone has different skin concerns or areas they're worried about, so you might only need to use one or two shades (in which case, single use products might be more cost effective), but a palette like this is great as your skin changes over the year.

Green – reduces the appearance of any redness in the skin. Good for dabbing around the area of angry looking spots or for covering general redness in the cheeks/nose area.

Peach 1 - brighten under the eyes or use as a concealer for lighter skin tones.

Peach 2 – conceals medium to deep skin tones.

Orange – disguises darkness. A tiny bit of this can work well under concealer to reduce the appearance of dark circles in the eye area.

Yellow – highlights and brightens. Add to the areas you want to catch the light, as well as any that need a bit of a lift.

Warmth – a sculpting, contouring shade. Adds depth to the face around the cheekbones, can be used to sculpt the face and add depth.

All of the correctors in this palette come in a cream formula, so I’d recommend applying them on top of a primer, before foundation or anything powdery. The trick with these is to add a small amount and layer up as needed – I spent a few days working out how much was right for me in different areas before finally perfecting it, but it was well worth the time.

I’d recommend using your fingers to apply these, as I find it works better with the creamy texture. Pat them on and blend gently for the best effect. If you have oily skin, I’d also recommend setting with some powder once you’re finished, as it will help extend their longeivety throughout the day.

While the Warmth and Peach 2 shades are far too dark for me, I think Tarte have done a great job at pulling together a pretty universal palette. Whatever your skin tone, you’re pretty much guaranteed that at least four of the shades will work for you.

The Wipeout palette can be found exclusively via QVC in the UK, priced £34.

Are you a fan of colour correcting? What are your favourite products to use?

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