A while ago, we talked about green concealers and how they can be used to counteract redness. But green is not the only unusual color concealers can come in, so I thought it’s be nice to also talk about the other color corrective shades and what they do. Let’s start with pink. Pink concealers can be very tricky to use as they won’t work on everyone, but if applied correctly they can be very useful. But how do you know if they’re right for you?
Pink concealers cover redness
On the color wheel, pink is right opposite green which means it can counteract it. Hence, why pink is used to cover up green veins and I guess it could be used for blemishes as well although that’s not very common as green or flesh-toned concealers are preferred for that.
Pink concealers hide dark circles
Some makeup artists and experts use pink to cover dark circles while others think it should be avoided at all costs. So, who’s right? Well, both. Let me explain. Most people have a bluish/purple undertone and in that case, pink won’t do anything for you. Well, actually it could make things worse. Remember in art class how when you mix pink with blue you get purple? So, if you use pink concealer on blue/purple dark circles you could actually accentuate their tone instead than concealing it. If you still wanna use one, remember to apply a flesh-toned concealer on top.
However, people with darker skintones may have dark circles with grey undertones so, in that case, pink concealers can be very helpful. But whatever your undertones are, instead than using pink concealers, it is preferably to opt for salmon concealers that have a hint of pink in them as they will help better cover very dark circles, while looking more natural and even brightening up the eye area. But make sure the dark circles are well-hidden or the brightness will just attract unwanted attention to them.
Pink concealers brighten skin
But what pink concealers do best is brightening skin. If you have dull, sallow skin or are looking for something that makes you look fresh and bright after a bad night’s sleep (use it on the inner and outer corner of the eyes to look more awake), then pink concealer is your best friend. Just apply a couple of swipes and you’ll instantly see the difference!
Do you use pink concealers?