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Color correctors have become one of the go-to products in our makeup bags. That’s because these colorful concealers can hide almost anything you’re unhappy about on your complexion—all thanks to color theory. You probably remember learning about the color wheel in one of your earliest art classes, and that’s exactly the knowledge you should apply when using a color corrector. The colors that sit on opposite sides of the color wheel (green and red, purple and yellow, etc.) are able to cancel one another out, effectively hiding unwanted shades (like redness or dark spots) on your skin. Pretty cool, right? If you’re impressed by the marvel that is color correcting makeup, keep reading because we’re sharing the four biggest benefits of color correcting concealers, along with our best product picks.
If you’ve never had dark circles before, then we have to admit we’re pretty jealous. For those of us who do have circles, it could just very well be time to add a color correcting concealer to your makeup routine. Since dark circles tend to have a bluish tint, you can use a color corrector with a peachy pigment to temporarily hide their appearance. No one has to know you have dark circles—it’ll be our little secret!
For discolorations like dark spots, reach for a yellow color correcting concealer to help counteract their appearance. Yellow can help neutralize the look of blue and purple shades of discolorations for a more even—and dare we say it, perfect—looking complexion.
Whether you’re dealing with breakouts and blemishes, sunburns or the markings of sensitive skin, trying to hide skin redness can be pretty challenging. It’s never as easy as slapping on any old concealer, although that would be nice. A green color corrector could be just the trick to concealing all sorts of visible skin issues, as it can offset the appearance of redness. Opposites don’t just attract—they neutralize!
It’s an unfortunate reality that skin can look dull from time to time. But of course, we have color correcting concealers to thank for an easy makeup fix. Reach for a purple color corrector to balance out yellow and uneven tones, effectively neutralizing the appearance of any sallow spots. While you can focus a color corrector directly on areas in need of a little radiance, you can also try painting with a broader brush and blending lavender concealer around the edges of your face for a luminous effect.
Have your pick from our color correcting options—there’s a product for everyone, whether you’re partial to primer, concealer, or BB cream.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets™ Professional Color Correcting Primers Anti-Redness Primer: Watch the green tint of this primer transform before your eyes to match your skin tone and hide redness.
How to use it: Apply an even layer to bare skin. Wear alone or under makeup for a natural look.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit: This palette, packed with four creamy color correcting shades, has every color you need to cover up any complexion concerns.
How to use it: Use sparingly and build, applying to targeted areas. Blend well and follow with concealer or foundation. For best results, buff into skin with a makeup blending sponge.
L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Redness (For All Skin Types): Counteract redness with this BB cream, formulated with color-transforming pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion.
How to use it: Apply BB cream all over the face with fingers and blend.
L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Fatigue (For All Skin Types): Revive the appearance of a tired complexion with this BB cream, formulated with color transforming pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion.
Not sure how to color correct? We have you covered. Just follow our Step-By-Step Guide To Color Correction.