Choosing The Right Colour Corrector For Your Skin Concerns

Written by Kinnari AsharMay 21, 2024
Choosing the Right Colour Corrector for Your Skin Concerns

Don't we all want to have that perfect, Instagram-worthy skin? But hey, thanks to blemishes, dark circles, and other skin concerns, achieving that flawless look can be a bit of a struggle sometimes. But worry not, as we’ve got you covered with the colour corrector guide!  

Colour correctors are the ultimate skin saviour that can help you neutralise and balance out any skin discolouration, leaving you with a smooth and even canvas for your foundation and concealer.  

Let's take a deep dive into the world of the best colour correctors - from their benefits to the types and how to choose the right one for your skin concerns. So, sit back, relax, and let's get started! 

Introduction to Colour Correctors 

Colour correctors are makeup products designed to help neutralise and balance out any skin discolouration. They are available in different shades, each with its unique purpose. 

Why Do We Use Colour Correctors in Makeup? 

Colour correctors help mask skin imperfections, such as dark circles, blemishes, and redness, that cannot be covered with just foundation or concealer. They help to create a more even base for your makeup, resulting in a flawless finish. 

Choosing the Right Colour Corrector for Your Skin Concerns  

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When it comes to colour correction, choosing the right shade for your specific skin concern can make all the difference. With so many colour correctors available in the market, it can be overwhelming to know which one to select. To help you navigate this process, we've compiled some of the most common colour correctors and their uses. 

1. Peach Corrector 

Peach colour correctors are perfect for combating dark circles and discolouration in light to medium skin tones. They neutralize blue or purple undertones in the skin and can also help brighten dull-looking skin. 

2. Green Corrector 

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Green colour correctors counteract redness in the skin. They're an excellent choice for covering up acne, rosacea, and other red blemishes. The green colour corrector helps neutralise the skin's red colour, creating a more even skin tone. 

We recommend trying out the Lakmē Unreal Cover Green Color Corrector if redness and blemishes are your concern. Its crease-proof formula ensures a flawless finish and gives you the perfect base. Apply it on the T-zone, on your cheeks, over the cupid’s bow, and wherever you want to conceal the redness.  

3. Yellow Corrector 

Yellow colour correctors are ideal for neutralizing purple or blue undertones in the skin. They're great for covering up bruises, veins, and under-eye circles. Yellow colour correctors work well on all skin tones. 

4. Purple Corrector 

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Purple colour correctors are perfect for covering up hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and yellow undertones in the skin. They're an excellent choice for brightening up dull-looking skin and work well on all skin tones. 

The Lakmē Unreal Cover Color Corrector in Purple is perfect to amp up dull and tired-looking skin. You can apply it to the areas of hyperpigmentation and dullness such as your forehead, cheeks, and chin. It instantly brightens up your skin and makes your base flawless.  

Pro Tip: You can also mix a little bit of this corrector with your foundation if your foundation is too yellow, and you want to tone it down.  

5. Orange Corrector 

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Orange colour correctors are ideal for medium to dark skin tones and work by neutralising blue or purple undertones in the skin. They're perfect for covering up dark circles and discolouration. 

Try out the Lakmē Unreal Cover Color Corrector in Orange which works wonders under the eyes and is perfect for dark circles. It cancels out the under-eye pigmentation to make them look flawless.  

How to Colour Correct the Right Way 

Now that you know which colour corrector to use, it's time to learn how to apply it correctly. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use colour corrector: 

  1. Prime your face: Start by cleansing and moisturising your face. Apply a primer to create a smooth base for your makeup. 

  1. Apply the right corrector according to your skin concerns: Choose the right colour corrector for your skin concerns and apply it to the affected areas. Use a small brush or your fingers to blend it into your skin. 

  1. Layer it with foundation: Once you’ve applied the colour corrector, apply your foundation over it. Use a damp beauty sponge for a more even application. 

  1. Apply concealer wherever necessary: If you still have visible blemishes or dark circles, apply concealer over them. Choose a shade that matches your skin tone. 

  1. Set your makeup: Finally, set your makeup with a translucent powder to make it last longer. 

In conclusion, colour correctors can help you achieve a flawless, even-toned complexion. Choose the right colour corrector for your skin concerns and apply it correctly, and you'll be ready to face the world with confidence. 

FAQs about Colour Correctors 

Q1 How do I know if I need a colour corrector? 

A: You may need a colour corrector if you have uneven skin tone, dark circles, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, or redness on your face. Choose a corrector based on the specific skin concern you want to address. 

Q2 Can I layer multiple colour correctors on top of each other? 

A: Yes, you can layer multiple colour correctors on top of each other if you have multiple skin concerns. However, make sure to blend them out properly to avoid a cakey finish. 

Q3 Are colour correctors suitable for all skin tones? 

A: Yes, colour correctors are suitable for all skin tones, but it's important to choose the right shade that complements your skin tone. For instance, if you have a deeper skin tone, you may want to opt for a deeper shade of corrector. 

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