Green Concealer?


AlexJC
on Jul 04, 2012 @ 10:06 am

Has anyone tried or does anyone use green concealer? I know that it is supposed to combat redness but somehow it just ends up super green. 

I've never had much luck with it but I don't know maybe I am using it wrong? Let me know if you use it and how you use it! 
 


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takoda
I have on Jul 04, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

I did a review for the Physicians Formula green concealer stick. You should be able to find it here.
http://www.chickadvisor.com/item/physicians-formula-gentle-cover-concealer-stick-cover-green/

You just need a little dab of it, but its only for the red marks, not for under you eye's and other places. The green color cancels out the red color.

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chick4585
Color Theory on Jul 04, 2012 @ 01:10 pm

If you're familiar with color theory, you know that green "counter acts" or in minor cases can "neutralize" red tones. There are many different shades, opacities, textures, etc., of green concealer.
The best green concealer for you depends on what you're trying to achieve (exactly what you're trying to cover and such).
If you're goal is to cover enflamed acne, etc., you'll want a muted (sort of puke color, sorry, lol) green color, and prefereably a thicker/cream concealer. I really recommend the green color in the Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Palette:
http://www.chickadvisor.com/item/sonia-kashuk-hidden-agenda-concealer-quad/
(However I'm not sure if you can purchase this in-store outside of the US).
Not sure how reliable this is and you'd have to do your own research, but I found this:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080217191520AAMkW3T

If you're trying to cover a larger area of natural or less inflamed redness, like if you are unhappy with say your rosy cheeks, a thinner/more liquidy consistency and a mintier green shade is a better option.
L'oreal makes a green tinted primer for this purpose. As a primer it's not all that great, but on top of a better primer, it does a good job and making redness less apparent. I'd say use it only on those larger red areas, not all over your face (unless you want to look like the swamp monster).

Green concealers are tricky, because the name doesn't match the purpose. They aren't concealers, they're correctors. It is important to conceal with a skin tone product on top of color correcting. (Again, this is why the SK Concealer Palette is great, because you get the corrector & the concealer & the setting powder all in one). So basically, you color correct with the green, and conceal with the skin-tone color on top. The green counter acts the red, and the skin tone color hides the green.

Green correctors are an extra step in the makeup process, & in order to get effective results, you've got to know how to use them properly. Generally, there are two different "application orders" depending on how you like to apply your foundation.
If you generally stipple foundation onto your face:
- Prep & prime the skin.
- "Color correct."
- Apply your foundation in stippling/patting motions. (It's important that you don't buff or rub).
- Conceal on top of the color correction and foundation.
- Set your makeup by pressing powder into the skin. Again, buffing will smear things out of place.
If you generally buff foundation onto your face:
- Prep & prime the skin.
- Apply foundation however you wish.
- "Color correct."
- Conceal on top.
- Set your makeup, again pressing, not buffing, you don't want to smear or smudge all of your hard work.

Here are a few videos I thought you might find helpful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU2ULATGMy8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCvILrLxM_M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrnQv3tXuoo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVfa6qJVI38

Good luck!

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