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What You Need To Know About Color Correcting Concealers

Have that stubborn spot that won’t completely disappear under more conventional concealers? Then you’ll probably need a color correcting concealer. These products contain a specific type of pigment that acts as a canceler for certain marks. Below is your complete guide for how to use color correcting concealers.

Know Which Colors To Use When

When looking at the bright hues of color correcting concealers, you’ll probably have flashbacks to grade school art class. You may feel like an artist out of your element. But once you learn the basics, it’s not so bad.

You’ll find color correcting concealers in green, purple, pink, orange, yellow and white. Here’s when to use each:

Green: Use green concealers over the reddest marks to cancel out the color. They work great over red under-eye areas, pimples, rosacea and similar red marks.

Purple: Like trying to get the brightest platinum blonde shade, purple concealers get rid of yellow tones. If you’re looking to get a bright complexion overall, consider a purple primer.

Pink: This is a great color for fair skin. It works well under purple under-eye areas. This shade can also work in the under-eye area for those with a greenish tint to their dark marks.

Orange: This is a good shade for people with darker complexions who are looking to hide dark circles and other deep, dark marks.

Yellow: This shade is best for olive and tan skin tones. It covers the purple-blue under-eye area and other dark marks.

White: This isn’t so much a color corrector as a highlighter, but you’ll often see it mixed in with the color correcting category. Use this shade on the inner and outer corners of the eye, and when highlighting areas like cheekbones, for a subtle glow.

From there, you get different types of formulations. As a general rule, if you have darker skin, go for deeper hues. Also, buy a palette of color correcting shades if you have a lot of different types of areas you need to cover.

How To Apply Color Correcting Concealer

Color correcting concealers go on before foundation and regular concealer (yes, you still have to use regular concealer). Color correcting products act as natural color cancelers, and then you apply flesh-colored makeups over them to give the area a more natural look. Though you may want to opt for a light, sheer top concealer so as not to have a makeup look that is too heavy.