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How a Color Wheel Could Change Your Makeup Routine!

8/27/2014 04:04:00 PM

Hello lovelies,

Today I thought I'd discuss how important it is to familiarize yourself with a color wheel when you're choosing colors that suit your skin tone and eye color. I'm sure most of you are familiar with color wheels, however, did you know color wheels could help you choose what primer and concealer shade you should use? And, did you know using a color wheel could help you make your eye color pop even more just by choosing the right shades of eyeshadow? Well, I'll show you this simple trick that could change up your whole makeup routine!

First off, this is a simple color wheel. But what does it have to do with your skin tone? Well, have you ever felt like your under eye concealer just wasn't covering up your dark circles or was looking grey? Or that pesky zit just wasn't concealing and kept showing through your foundation and concealer no matter what you did? Its because you didn't color correct before trying to conceal the problem.

So, to find the correct color primer, concealer and foundation, you need to choose shades that will color correct the main problem.

I've always struggled with redness all over my face and it would always show through my foundation after a while until I started using a green tinted primer. As the wheel above shows, green primers or green concealers will cancel out the redness and it won't show through your foundation! Each color compliments the color it corresponds to; so, blue corresponds to orange, red corresponds to green, and yellow corresponds to lavender. 

  1. If you have issues with redness or acne, a green primer or concealer will color correct the problem.
  2. If you have dark circles under your eyes, use a salmon colored concealer or a concealer with orange undertones.
  3. If you struggle with yellow spots and discoloration, use a lavender concealer to help color correct.
 You could also invest in a color correcting wheel or palette which could be useful if you struggle with a few of these problems.

Moving on to eye color, we need to use a more complex color wheel. I know it looks really intimidating, but its actually really simple!


So, you have blue eyes and your really want to make them pop! Look at the colors corresponding to your eye color, in this case, if you have blue eyes you would use browns, plum/burgundy, or gold shades to make the color pop. Basically, browns, plums, burgundy and golds are warm tone colors which compliment lighter eye colors such as blues and greens. However, having darker eyes like browns and blacks its easier to pull off most colors. But generally, darker eyes pop more with cool tone eye shadows like blues, greens and light purples.

I hope this post was helpful and you were able to learn something new! Have another use for a color wheel? Leave it in the comments below!

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