The art of colour correcting can be the difference between good and flawless makeup application. Working to conceal certain skin concerns that traditional concealers and foundation products won't do alone, colour corrector products should be a staple in any makeup routine.
What are colour corrector products?
Colour correctors might look super unwearable due to their vibrant shades, but they are undoubtedly the one makeup product you should be using to help perfect the complexion.
Designed to conceal certain areas of concern such as redness, pigmentation, dark circles and sun spots, colour corrector products come in an array of shades including peach, green, purple, yellow, pink, orange and blue to help target skin issues.
Which colour correct shade is right for me?
- Peach - Neutralises dark circles & purple tones
- Purple - Counteracts sallowness
- Pink - Brightens fatigued skin
- Yellow - Reduces pigmentation and dark/sun spots
- Green - Counteracts redness
- Orange - Neutralises dark circles on darker skin tones
- Blue - Conceals veins
Best colour corrector products for 2020
There are lots of colour corrector options available depending on the type of product you like to use.
Liquid primers such as the NYX Professional Makeup Colour Correcting Primer are great if you want to even out the whole complexion, but for more targeted areas opt for a palette like the Sleek MakeUP Colour Corrector Palette as these will allow for more precise application.
Price point wise, Barry M, Bourjois and Sleek are great budget beauty buys, but if you're looking for something a little more luxurious, opt for MAC, Urban Decay or Yves Saint Laurent.
- Stila One Step Correct
- NYX Professional Makeup Colour Correcting Liquid Primer
- L'Oréal Paris Infallible More Than Concealer
- Urban Decay Colour Correcting Fluid
- Barry M Cosmetics Colour Correcting Kit
- NYX Professional Makeup 3C Palette Color Correcting Concealer
- MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette - Deep
- Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Neutralizer
8 of the best colour correctors
1.Stila One Step CorrectOne of the most iconic colour correctors is the Stila One Step Correct. Formulated with 3 shades that work to minimise redness, counteract fatigue and brighten the skin, when mixed together they help to perfect the complexion for makeup application. Its incredibly unique in that its triple-swirled complex gives you a hit of all colour correcting shades, rather than one colour for a targeted area.
2.NYX Professional Makeup Colour Correcting Liquid PrimerIf you're looking to conceal one particular skin concern, you will prefer to use the NYX Professional Makeup Colour Correcting Liquid Primer. There are 5 different shades to target 5 different areas:
- Peach - Neutralise dark circles & purple tones
- Pink - Brighten fatigued skin
- Yellow - Reduce pigmentation and dark/sun spots
- Green - Counteract redness
- Orange - Neutralise dark circles on darker skin tones
3.L'Oréal Paris Infallible More Than ConcealerCreate a flawless base with L'Oréal Paris Infallible More Than Concealer, a full coverage concealer with natural matte finish. Long-lasting, ultra-blendable and weightless, the high pigment elastic formula provides reliable coverage to help camouflage a range of imperfections, including blemishes, dark circles and uneven skin tone. Undetectable on application, the fluid concealer won't crease or settle into fine lines. As well as correcting skin, it can also be used to brighten, contour and highlight. Choose a deeper shade to contour and a lighter shade to illuminate. Equipped with a doe foot applicator for precise results.
4.Urban Decay Colour Correcting FluidUrban Decay's Colour Correcting Fluid is perfect for concealing areas of concern on the skin thanks to its super blendable and lightweight formula. Melting into the skin upon application, it can be used both under and over foundation, depending on the look and finish you want to achieve. Rich in Vitamins C and E, no matter which shade you choose, the formula helps to brighten and hydrate the skin throughout the day. Like the NYX Professional Makeup Primer, it comes in an array of 5 shades.
5.Barry M Cosmetics Colour Correcting KitAnother great budget beauty buy is the Barry M Comsetics Colour Correcting Kit. Because it comes in a palette format, it gives you the option to apply one shade or mix multiple colours together to create your perfect finish. The formulas are super creamy, blending into the skin beautifully to help achieve a flawless complexion.
6.NYX Professional Makeup 3C Palette Color Correcting ConcealerCorrect and perfect your complexion with the NYX Professional Makeup 3C Palette Color Correcting Concealer, a professional makeup kit combining six concealer and corrector shades to suit all skin tones.
7.MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette - DeepMAC's Studio Conceal and Correct Palette is perfect for deeper skin tones and helps to perfect, conceal and camouflage any areas of concern. There are 4 concealers in the palette alongside 2 corrector shades to help even out the skin tone and perfect the complexion. Thanks to their super creamy formula, they melt into the skin and last up to 8 hours without creasing or fading. Suitable for all skin types, they're also non-acnegenic so won't cause breakouts.
8.Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat NeutralizerIf like us, you're a fan of the original Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, but you want something that will also help colour discolouration and dark circles, you will love the Neutralizer pen. It comes in 3 shades: aprciot for dark circles, green to reduce redness and blemishes and violet to counteract dullness and sallowness. Enriched with Vitamin E, the formula nourishes the skin and helps to achieve a flawless finish.