Everyone knows we should use a yellow-toned concealer to banish those pesky undereye circles, otherwise known as Panda Eyes. The Mineral Makeup Girl raves about yellow mineral makeup. Using yellow minerals such as Bare Escentuals Well Rested and Summer Bisque is part of my makeup regimen. However, one The Mineral Makeup Blog reader posted this intriguing comment:
â€œi thot salmon was the best colour to conceal under eye circle?
thats whats taught everywhere, even in makeupschool and actually it as a better result when done on real people.â€
Since surfer posted that comment, I started reading about color correcting concealers for the undereye area. The dark undereye circles are usually a combination of veins, blood, and pigmentation showing through the skin. During a Personal Makeup Application Workshop I once attended last July, the instructor, Ms. Zeldy Liquigan of MAC Cosmetics showed us a color wheel, like this one above.
Color Wheel From: http://www.malanenewman.com/images/colorwheel_browsersafe.gif
Ms. Zeldy mentioned that one must refer to the color wheel and look for the complementary colors. The complementary color scheme is made of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel (Source: http://www.malanenewman.com/browser_safe_color_wheel.html). For instance, red complements green. When you mix the red and green together, you get brown. In beauty terms, red and green neutralize each other.
We have different shades, undertones, and even undereye circle colors. There are undereye circles that are bluish or purplish. According to the color wheel, blue complements orange while purple complements yellow. In makeup terms, peach or salmon concealer works for bluish undereye circles, and yellow for purplish undereye circles. The exact shade of salmon, peach or yellow will vary, depending on the hue of your skin. Different brands have different names for these shades. Some call it apricot, peach, salmon, nectarine, to name a few. As long as you understand the color wheel concept, under eye concealing will be a breeze.
Avoid using a concealer that is white or too light. It will look chalky or ashy, drawing more attention to your undereye circle rather than concealing it.
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Bluish Veins Light peach/salmon Honey yellow/salmon/orange
Red/blush (looks purplish) Yellow/light peach/salmon Honey yellow/salmon
Dark brown/reddish Yellow/light peach Honey yellow/salmon
For mineral makeup, I highly recommend Multi-Tasking Bisques by Bare Escentuals. They provide great overage, and come in three shades to suit your skin tone. Bisque is great for cool to neutral skin tones, Summer Bisque for warmer skin tones, and Honey Bisques for people of color. Concealing undereye circles is not simply a matter of using yellow or peach. Itâ€™s about picking the shade of yellow, peach or otherwise â€“ that best suits your skin tone and, strangely enough, even the tint of your Panda Eyes.
Several brands offer color correcting minerals and concealers to suit all shades. Thereâ€™s no single color that will conceal undereye circles, so do try the several brands of mineral makeup color correctors and concealers out there.
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