So, we saw Peach / Orange Color Correcting Concealer recently. Today, it is the Green one! Ready?
We all know Correctors are used for Correcting 😀
What’s a Green Corrector for?
Well, when you have blemishes you can use correctors to neutralize them. Right? A green corrector is for neutralizing reds – so when you have a pimple, rosacea, port stains, broken capillaries, typically anything red, you use a green corrector.
Correctors are usually applied before concealers. With correctors, less is more – so apply sparingly.
If you have blemishes, dark circles under the eye or bruising, correctors will neutralize them and they work much better than concealers. They are applied before your mineral makeup and should be used sparingly.
Let’s take a look at the recipe, shall we?
Sericite – 1 Tsp.
Kaolin Clay – ¼ Tsp.
Magnesium Stearate – ¼ Tsp.
Zinc Oxide – 1 Tsp.
Chromium Oxide Green – 1/8 Tsp. (As Needed)
In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
Combine manually using a spatula till fully mixed – there shouldn’t be any streaks of color.
Transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can use Titanium Dioxide instead of Zinc Oxide. Both offer coverage and sun protection.
You can alter the Chromium Oxide Green Pigment according to your requirement – you can reduce or increase it, till you get the desired shade.
You can also use an electric blender or spice grinder to mix the ingredients thoroughly. If you use a blender, I suggest you reserving one for makeup alone.
Alternatively, you can use a makeup base and add Chromium Oxide Green Pigment to it and use it as your corrector! Here’s a foundation powder recipe for sensitive skin with the first half of ingredients for the makeup base, we will be adding more versions soon.
Tip to Get the Shade Right
When you are grinding or mixing, check if the corrector neutralizes the problem by apply it on a problem area. Based on the results, add more color pigments or other ingredients accordingly.
How to Apply?
Take a small amount of the Corrector on your brush and apply it on the problem area. Remember correctors go before your concealer. If you are covering a larger area, apply as you go along.
This lasts a good six months – one year, depending on the shelf life of your base ingredients and hygiene practices! Make sure you use a dry spatula to scoop out ingredients, or a brush.
Like I always say, feel free to play around with the ingredients! I have kept the base fairly neutral without any color and using Green Chromium Oxide as the only color pigment here, though, you can also use your foundation powder with color pigments especially if it is cream / light yellow. There’s nothing wrong with trying out and coming out with something that works for your skin – we DIY for that right? Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try Gaya Cosmetics for your beauty requirements!