When choosing concealer, you’re usually looking for one that matches your skin tone. But color correcting concealers are a bit different.
- Pink or peach shades can help hide dark circles.
- Purples can help cancel out yellow undertones.
- Yellow hues can help brighten your skin to give it a natural glow.
So, you might be wondering, what does the green concealer do?
These correctors are green in color – not “green” in an ecological sense. experts recommend them to help mask skin redness.
Read on to find out what this shade can do for your skin and how to use it.
To understand how green corrector works, let your memory take you back to your early school years, when you probably learned about complementary colors.
Do you remember this color wheel? If you remember, green falls directly opposite red on the wheel – which is why green can help neutralize unwanted red blemishes or smudges.
Green concealers are usually transparent, so they won’t leave your skin with a greenish tint or stay visible under the makeup you plan to wear.
Green correctors can help treat various types of skin redness, including:
To apply green concealer, try these steps:
- First, start with a clean face.
- Then, follow your usual skincare routine, whether it’s moisturizer and sunscreen alone, eye serums and cream, or anything else.
- Optional step: Apply a primer to help create a smooth base. You can even opt for a color correcting primer to boost the neutralizing power of your green concealer.
- From there, dab the green concealer onto the red areas. You can blend it in three ways: by dabbing with your finger, by using a sponge or by trying a special concealer brush. Whichever method you choose, remember to apply gently so as not to irritate your skin.
- Apply a thin layer only – the idea here is to neutralize the redness, not cover it completely.
- Then you can apply any base makeup, like foundation or concealer that matches your skin tone. Again, you can use a rounded brush or sponge to buff this out.
- Finish with a setting spray or powder, if desired.
Of course, you can absolutely wear green concealer on its own without makeup over it. But many people find they can achieve a more even look by applying makeup after a green concealer, whether it’s foundation, another concealer, or even a BB cream.
Like other concealers, green concealer comes in different shades.
- Go for a lighter green if you have lighter skin or want to cover small red spots and minor blemishes.
- Try a darker green if you have darker skin or want to cover deeply red areas.
If you’re trying to cover up redness from acne or rosacea, the Dermopharmacy Society recommends choosing an oil- and fragrance-free concealer to help avoid further irritation.
Also, keep in mind that you might consider altering your makeup and skincare routine if you suffer from any of these conditions. Some tips to try:
- Opt for light and oil-free products.
- Apply the products gently, without rubbing.
- Avoid astringent ingredients that can cause irritation, such as alcohol, menthol, and witch hazel.
Remember that while green concealer can help neutralize redness and hide it more easily, it won’t address the underlying cause of those red patches.
So if you have concerns about your skin or want to find a way to treat the cause of the redness, it’s best to contact a dermatologist.
Dermatologists can help identify and treat skin conditions on the face and elsewhere on the body.
Learn more about what a dermatologist does.
It’s also a good idea to make an appointment with a medical professional as soon as possible if you notice signs of a more serious skin problem. These include:
The growing popularity of green concealers means you have plenty of options to try:
Green Concealer works to neutralize redness caused by conditions like rosacea or acne, so it can help even out skin tone.
If you regularly notice redness on your face that your regular concealer doesn’t hide, green concealer could be a handy tool for your makeup bag.
That said, the green concealer does not address rosacea, acne, or any other underlying cause of redness. For a more lasting solution, consider being accompanied by a dermatologist.
Lauren Sharkey is a UK-based journalist and author specializing in women’s issues. When she’s not trying to figure out a way to banish migraines, she can be found uncovering the answers to your hidden health questions. She has also written a book about young female activists around the world and is currently building a community of such resisters. catch it Twitter.