You’ve seen them all around Instagram and Youtube: your favorite online beauty experts are all drawing all over their faces in a rainbow pastel palette that actually helps them achieve that flawless look!
When used right, color correcting concealers do help in perfecting your makeup, particularly if you’re trying to achieve a high-definition, IG-worthy look. And we get it: the different colors can get confusing and rather intimidating! Unlike normal concealers, these different hues specifically work to cancel out opposing hues, resulting in skin that looks blemish-free. Color-correcting concealers are also typically applied before foundation so they can blend out.
With hundreds of tutorials and guides available online, we’ve whittled this guide down to the basics.
Skin looking dull? Lavender or violet skin tones liven up a sallow complexion, which tends to be the case in Asian skin tones, between fair to medium skin.
Use on: areas on your face where you would typically apply highlighter — on the cheekbones, on the forehead, and on the chin
Try: Missha Lavender Tone Control Corrector
Any redness found on the face, including from zits can be counteracted by a green concealer. This is especially helpful for those suffering from rosacea.
For those who have milder, pinkish tones, you can go with a yellow correcting concealer, which acts similarly as the green tone, gently canceling out any hints of discoloration.
Use on: pimples and redness on the sides of the nose, chin, and forehead; rosacea
Try: Makeup Factory Ultrabalance Color-Correcting Base
Raccoon eyes, no more! If you’ve got stubborn dark circles under your eyes, a peach concealer should help even things out. This will also lift any blue undertones and dullness around your mouth. Those with darker skin tones, on the other hand, should look for deeper colors such as orange.
Use on: undereye area, dull tones around the corners of the mouth
Try: LA Girl Pro Concealer HD