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"Light olive" concealer?

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Mara C

Mara C.

LAS LOUIS AND ST. VEGAS,
United States

4914 posts

I have a really funky skin tone, no matter where I've gone, the folks at the makeup counters can't match me (not even at Sephora, IT WAS ALL LIES).

The thing is I get really light in the winter and tan very easily in the summer. Overall I've been told I have a yellow/olive tone to my skin, even when it's light... and light stuff tends to be too pink for me, even if I'm told it's more yellow (no I do not have jaundice).

Right now I'm using Cargo, it's the closest I've been able to get but it's STILL too pink. Don't bother seeing my looks for my skin tone, the color balance/lighting is too different between each one due to editing. Big version of my profile pic, because this is more accurate at least for the face not being in shadow (also lol @ how grungy I get):



Anyone with really yellowy skin that lightens and a good recommendation for concealer? I realize that as I tan in the summer I'd probably use a completely different shade, but yeahhhh it's when I'm light that I get frustrated.

over 8 years ago

#1
K B

K B.

TORONTO,
Canada

388 posts

Man fuck sephora. Those people do NOT care and they just want to sell shit.

Try CoverFX.

My friends use it, my god they look flawless. Can't even tell that they are even wearing it.

0 · May 7, 2010

#4
Sophie Rebecca

Sophie R.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

4347 posts

I stand by Clinque, great quality concealers :)

0 · May 7, 2010

#9
Marin Monroe .

Marin Monroe ..

LONDON,
United Kingdom

3601 posts

Get down to a MAC makeup counter, and they'll sort you out.
I couldn't find the right shade anywhere, went to Mac and got a perfect match (:

0 · May 7, 2010

#10
Mara C

Mara C.

LAS LOUIS AND ST. VEGAS,
United States

4914 posts

Oooohhhh thanks for the info, I don't think Zhen is sold near here, but I'll find a MAC counter and I think that I've seen Uemura stuff in Sephora... though maybe not concealer.

0 · May 7, 2010

#11
Sylvia S

Sylvia S.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

421 posts

Hmmm, your skin isn't so crazy in the colour department. Except if you've tried a ton of colours and yet nothing matches you, you HAVE to colour correct. it's an extra step and you do need to buy a couple of products, but it's WELL worth it in the end.

Basically, you have a yellow tone so you would need products of a violet tone. Yellow and violet, when mixed, neutralize eachother.

Start with a violet primer. Make Up For Ever and Smashbox make a wonderful ones
- sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P217906&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=4028
(#2 Mauve)
Just apply it all over after moisturizer, and your skin will look a lot brighter. And the violet will neutralize the yellow to create a normal, common beige undertone.

Then, use a violet concealer. Again, Make Up For Ever makes a nice one (Mauve #18)
- sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P211000&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=4028
Apply it under the eyes. It neutralizes in the same way that the primer did. A little goes a very long way.

After those two steps, you can start using regular foundation and concealer colours overtop to match your complexion.

Go to Sephora and ask for an educational consultation. Be sure to ask for their best artist. What may have happened is you might have just asked the wrong girl who's not completely educated in colour correction and products. Explain your issues with colour matching and how important it is to have their best artist work with you.

I hope you find something great! :) Let us know how it goes.

0 · May 7, 2010

#12
Jess

Jess

United States

5 posts

I personally use L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer . Worked really nice on my dark circles. You can find a review on it https://www.theolive.com/reviews/best-concealers/

0 · October 3, 2018

  

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