Covering up skin discolouration is tricky business and, sometimes, regular beige concealer and foundation just will not cut it.
This is where colour correcting make-up comes in. By understanding how colours neutralise one another, you can tackle a whole range of issues, including dark under-eye circles, skin redness and overly yellow tones that can make you look sallow.
Dior's assistant make-up training manager Chew Toong Han, 40, says when picking the right colours to conceal your skin imperfections, keep in mind that complementary colours on the colour wheel cancel out one another.
Here is a breakdown of how the colours work:
A complementary colour to yellow on the colour wheel and perfect for concealing sallowness. Apply lightly on light-catching areas, such as the apples of your cheeks, under the brow arch and around the lips.
Neutralises redness and is ideal for light complexions and rosy skin. The green tint conceals traces of acne, scars and red patches on the skin.
Helps to soften and balance out violet-tinted shadows and vessels.
• Apricot / Red
Good for tanned complexions. This colour helps to hide dark circles and hyper-pigmentation that tend towards an olive hue.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times.