Have you ever wondered why there are so many strange coloured concealers on the market?
Well all of those crazy coloured concealers are actually very important. Each tone is used to cover up and conceal a different shade in your skin. Why do we care? Because every bruise needs to be concealed with the right shade of concealer.
Check out our cheat sheet below…
Red / Pink Bruises
The first stage of bruise is usually red or pink. These are very young bruises and probably hurt a lot still. In this first stage of bruising the best colour concealer is one with a Green base.
The green is opposite red in the colour wheel and will heap to neutralise the pink in the bruise.
Purple / Blue Bruises
A deep or large bruise will turn blue or purple. These bruises are the most unsightly and the ones you will want to cover up the most. During this stage in the Bruises’ life it is best to go with a Yellow based concealer, or any concealer with a yellow tint to it.
The yellow colour is opposite purple in the colour wheel and will heap to neutralise the purple/blue in the bruise. If you are not sure if your concealer has a yellow tint to it – the best way to find out is to hold it next to another concealer to see the difference.
Yellow / Green Bruises
When your bruise is at the end of it’s life and starting to fade, it will turn yellow or green-ish. These bruises are the easiest to cover as they are normally quite thin and high under the skin.
During this stage in the bruises’ life it is best to go with a lavender or purple based concealer, or any concealer with a purple tint to it. Lavender Based concealers for these kinds of bruises are the best.
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A quick note about covering up bruises…
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