Colour correctors might look daunting at first glance, but a green (or peach) tinted cream might just be the key to nailing that flawless, even complexion.
In fact, Warren Dowdall, Senior Pro Artist at Bobbi Brown, thinks these pigmented concealers are seriously underrated: ‘Nothing cheats a well-rested look better than a colour corrector,’ he says. ‘A good one will erase the appearance of discolouration and under eye darkness in a flash.’
Working on the principles of colour theory, these pastel shades of concealer neutralise unwanted tones in the skin, rather than simply sitting on top of them. They’ll work on pigmentation, redness, dark circles and even those stubborn lingering acne scars: all you need to do is choose the right hue.
When it comes to under-eye bags, the aim is to brighten those sallow tones that show through the skin. ‘If you have a blueish tone under the eye, try a bisque corrector, and if you have a more brownish tone, go for one of the peach options.’ says Dowdall.
‘To colour correct hyperpigmentation on the face, apply a peach-toned corrector with a small brush before foundation and build up the coverage gently,’ adds Dowdall.
With thread veins, spots and acne scars, the aim is to balance out the warm red tones. Here, you want a green colour corrector: but be sure to apply with a light hand, as an overzealous application will leave a dull, chalky result.
So, how exactly does a colour corrector slot into your existing routine? Rather than replacing your traditional concealer, your corrector should work alongside it. ‘It’s the shapewear, while your concealer is the little black dress,’ says Dowdall.
Here, see the colour correctors the ELLE team trust, along with the skin issues they work best on.
The Best Colour Correctors For Masking Redness and Dark Circles
Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment
Prisme Libre Loose Powder
Under Eye Brightening Corrector – £12
Becca X Smashbox
Infallible Total Cover Concealer Palette
One Step Correct Colour Corrector
Bright Fix Eye Brightener
Radiant Creamy Colour Corrector
Conceal Correct Contour
3 in 1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF50
Dermablend Colour Corrector Yellow
Studio Fix Conceal and Correct Palette
Redness Solutions Makeup SPF15
Magic Vanish Colour Corrector
Nanoblur Colour Corrector
Correction Concentrate Brightening Peach
Colour Correcting Bronzer
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