Color Correcting

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Highly requested post that I decided to do while I have some free time :)

What is color correction and why is it so important when applying your makeup?
Color correction is a technique many artist have been doing for years to camouflage uneven skin and pigmentation on he skin. It can look scary when you first start color correcting but when blended the right way you will instantly see a huge difference in your makeup application.

There's many products out there from primers to concealers that help color correct. I personally don't like color correcting primers because I prefer to color correct certain parts of the face only. I use a clear primer usually and then start to color correct before I apply foundation.

Now to know the basics of color correcting it is important that you study color theory - when I did it changed my whole makeup application! I will get into more detail about certain skin tones and pigmentation so you have a better understanding.



The color wheel is so important. You will eventually know this by heart once you study it.

Lets start off with dark circles, so many of us have this problem including myself. we automatically think we need to apply a lighter concealer under our dark circles because it will "brighten" the area, this is not what it will do, you will end up look very chalky/grey under the eyes and your dark circles will look more prominent.

If you look closely at dark circles they are very blue-violet based and applying a pink undertone concealer (which is usually what most people go for because it is light) it will look ashy. What you need to do is look at the opposite of blue - it's orange.

I use an orange concealer under the eyes and on the lid (this will look strange to you at first) I'm very generous with product use so I use quite a bit, you will see a better result. I blend the orange that's around the eyes and then I apply the foundation. when you blend your foundation you will see a huge difference! I then apply a light  yellow-orange concealer and there are no signs of dark circles.

You can use the same orange corrector around the mouth/chin if you have uneven pigmentation there.

If you suffer from a lot of redness around your nose, cheeks, chin etc. then you will use a green concealer (pale/minty green) they do have green primers but as I said before I prefer to spot treat the redness with a little brush around the nose and cheeks - green cancels out red.

If you have very fair skin and you have pinky/violet veins around your eyes you will need to use a salmon colored concealer to correct. Once you have applied your concealer set your under eyes with LOOSE POWDERS. I noticed how oxidising banana colored pressed powders looked in person and they crease quicker than a loose powder would. I suggest setting with a loose powder that's only one shade lighter than your skin if you want the under eye highlight look.

This was a quick post on color correction and i Hope it helps if you didn't know already. If you try color correction be sure to tag us #soniaxfyza on Instagram.


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  1. Could you recommend some products you use for colour correcting? Very interested in trying an orange concealer and the yellow-orange concealer you mentioned in your post. Thank you! P.S I love your work! You are truly brilliant

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  2. So you think that Banana Powder is not good enough to set the concealer? Because my undertone is kinda yellow/olive and I always use the Banana Powder (Ben Nye) to set my concealer from Mac (NC).

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    1. If a banana colored powder is pressed, the Ben nye is loose

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    2. Thank you for the response!
      Do you think I can mix the powder with another loose powder to make it less yellowish? I did it once with a white loose powder, but it ended up looking kinda ashy.

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  3. Hi Fyza, hope your well. I was wondering how/where I can purchase the motives colour correction foundation quads in the colours that you use on Sonia as Motives only deliver certain colours to the UK? PS - Absolutely love your work! All the different looks that you do are really inspiring!

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  4. Would be amazing if you could recommend some products would love to try this!

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  5. So you don't recommend using banana from Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit to highlight the under eye area? And I wanna know what do you use to highlight the under eye? Please don't ignore me :(<3

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  6. Hey Fyza, do you know someone or recommend me someone that knows how to apply make up in los Angeles? You have great work but you are so far! ��

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  7. Can you clarify as to what you mean by light yellow-orange concealer? The ones you uploaded on insta are bright yellow, and it seems they would look odd on top of foundation?

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  8. do you blend the orange concealer with any specific brush?

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  9. Hey guys...Laura Mercier have an orange shade as well as NYX

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  10. Hey Sonia.. coming to dubai??

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  11. Fyza I'm desperate. Please don't ignore this I'm like falling into depression, I'm only 23 but when I set my foundation with powder (used Mac studio fix pressed powder for years until recently started looking for an answer) right away my pores are visible and look gigantic and my skin looks old and drappy!! I thought it was foundation bc I have oily skin and it's very hard to find a good foundation, but any foundation I use looks amazing, I have good skin and take major care of it, until the moment I put powder on and I look like a hag and cakey and old! I'm a makeup artist myself so understand my frustration when I can't figure out my own skin :( help!

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  13. Iam looking for orange and green corrector, i am nc 25/30.As I saw in your video that you are using dior or ysl corrector, which one do you recommend better? and did you tried armani corrector as well?
    Thank you

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