If you’ve looked at colour correctors before and decided they’re not for you, we don’t blame you! Tubes and palettes with crazy looking colours can be a little intimidating, but don’t fret because beauty editors at SHE put together this guide to breakdown everything you need to know.
If neutral skin tone concealers aren’t getting the job done for you, chances are you need colour correctors. They cover a multitude of sins, from a late night out to pesky, unsightly blemishes, pigmentation and beyond. Finding the right corrector for you depends on colour and consistency you require. If you have an extreme case of discouloration, you’ll need a heavier product with a more intense hue. To even out mild to moderate discouloration you’ll want a sheerer formula in a softer hue. For colours you can always refer to the colour wheel or this simplified chart we’ve laid down for you. Whichever corrector you use, make sure to press in your neutral concealer over it, otherwise it might show through.
Orange and peach correct blue hues and are ideal for medium to dark skin tones. They correct dark under eyes and discouloration caused by sun damage. If you suffer from discouloration around the mouth and nose try neutralizing it with a peach or orange corrector depending on the severity.
Green correctors are great at cancelling out redness. If you have issues like rosacea, active breakouts or redness around the eyes to cater, green corrector is going to be your best friend. If you have mild redness all over your face, green colour correcting primer will help you even out the complexion by reducing redness.
Lavender, lilac and purple correctors target the yellow tones in your skin. If you have skin that looks fatigued and dull opt for lavender corrector to cover yellow spots or a lavender correcting primer for an instantly brightened complexion.
Yellow corrects pink, purple and mild red hues. Unless you have extreme redness, use yellow over green to correct issues such as broken capillaries, bruises or mild sensitivities. You can also opt for a yellow correcting primer to even out your complexion.
People with very pale skin who have trouble finding a shade to highlight with can opt for a white corrector to highlight their face. Just make sure to use a small amount or you can end up looking like a mime artist.