Sephora PRO artist David Razzano explains color correcting and his favorite products for the job.
Why did you want to become a makeup artist?
“I was inspired to become a makeup artist when I was in fashion design school and I began to see the way makeup could tell a story in a magazine editorial. This ability to create a character or mood through makeup was so exciting. I loved the idea of transformation and expression through makeup, as well as the art of it.”
THE BASICS OF COLOR CORRECTING
What is color correcting?
“Color correcting is the technique of using a complementary color to neutralize an existing color concern on the face. So, for example, if someone has dark circles under her eyes, it is actually a purple undertone. By using a peach color corrector, we can neutralize that purple tone and allow a concealer to better cover these areas with less amount of product.”
How do you know which color corrector to use?
“Choosing a color corrector will depend on what your skin concern is. The corrector will be a complementary tone—its opposite color. For instance, if you have redness on your skin, you would choose a green corrector to neutralize. Usually you color correct first, and then layer over it with a concealer afterward.”
“I find this palette to be super versatile. I’ve applied it with brushes, sponges, and my fingers successfully.”
“I really love these because they are so pigmented, yet completely natural in texture. They’re a must in any makeup artist’s kit.”
“These are great for multipurpose correcting. You can layer the peach shade under concealers to combat undereye darkness. The lavender shade is great to apply in sheer layers over the face to create a brightening effect to sallow skin.”
“A great aspect to these pencils is that you can use them to target small areas or blend them out for larger coverage.”