The Best Colour Correctors for Dark Circles & Pigmentation

By Ellie Child -
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When it comes to achieving that airbrushed complexion, there’s one tool in your kit that you’re probably missing: a colour corrector.

These pretty pastel hues are your fast-track pass to a totally even visage, helping to fix even the most stubborn of skin woes. The best way to cheat a fully rested visage is to invest in a decent colour correcting palette, and luckily for you, we have a fair few recommendations.

Not sure where to begin? Let’s start by running through what each shade does for you and your complexion (hint: sleepy gals will definitely want to purchase the orange hue).

Green colour corrector:

Don’t worry, applying a green hue to your face is not as daunting as it sounds! Red and blemish-prone skin types will benefit most from this colour corrector. The green hues balance out unwanted redness, making it the ideal tool to minimise the severity of acne scars and newly formed spots.

Orange colour corrector:

Ideal for dark circles and blue undereye bags, the orange colour corrector banishes any signs of tiredness and fatigue. We love this shade for brightening up dull spots and the tell-tale signs of booze-fuelled nights.

Yellow colour corrector:

This tone is used on warmer and olive skin tones, highlighting key areas whilst also concealing any grey areas. It can also be used on blue/brown under eye bags.

Purple colour corrector:

We recommend using the purple colour corrector on washed-out skin tones. This vibrant colour may seem a little intimidating at first but once blended in helps to fight off the appearance of sallow skin.

Peach colour corrector:

Used on darker tones, the peach shade is used as a base for under eyes and works particularly well with concealer. It’s important to not use too much of this shade though!

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealer Palette

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealer Palette

This highstreet favourite combines two colour correcting shades together with three concealers to provide the ultimate on-the-go touch-up kit. Each blendable shade smooths gently in to provide a high-pigment coverage that masks away impurities and blemishes.

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Smashbox Colour Correcting Stick

Smashbox Colour Correcting Stick

Loved for their silky texture and lightweight finish, the Smashbox Colour Correcting Sticks work on perfecting any and every skin concern, giving you an even base to work with when it comes to your concealer and foundation. These fuss-free sticks ensure minimal mess and even come with a sharpener, helping you to keep on top of your colour correcting game.

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Lottie London Cream Colour Correcting Palette

Lottie London Cream Colour Correcting Palette

Looking for a cruelty-free and vegan alternative? Lottie London has you covered. This cream colour correcting palette is made up of the four key shades, ensuring that all areas are accounted for. Once applied, skin looks totally even with an airbrushed texture that is ready for the application of foundation and concealer.

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Stila One Step Correct Kitten Skin Tone Correcting & Brightening Primer

Stila One Step Correct Kitten Skin Tone Correcting & Brightening Primer

We love a does-it-all formula here at Cosmetify, which is why the Stila One Step Correct Kitten Skin Tone Correcting & Brightening Primer is an essential in our makeup kits. It features an iconic triple-swirled-helix serum that soothes and softens skin whilst evening out all forms of discolouration.

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Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment

Treat both the appearance and texture of sensitive skin types with the ultimate corrective treatment. This unique cream relieves redness and sensitivity whilst imparting a colour-changing capsule that adapts to your skin tone. A mix of green pigments and tiger grass extract work together to transform the likes of rosacea, irritation and spots, ensuring a calmer complexion.

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L.A. Girl Pro Prep Colour Correcting Primer

L.A. Girl Pro Prep Colour Correcting Primer

Arriving in a selection of tone correcting colours, this priming solution from L.A. Girl preps the skin for the application of foundation, promising a smooth base that locks your look in place whilst evening out discolouration. The best part? It includes soothing chamomile and vitamin B to nourish the skin!

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Rimmel #insta Conceal & Correct Palette

Rimmel #insta Conceal & Correct Palette

Correcting your discolouration doesn’t have to cost a bomb, not with the Rimmel #insta Conceal & Correct Palette at least!

This creamy formula blends seamlessly in to provide a second-skin texture that masks redness, dull tones and even dark circles, making it a must-have for beauty lovers everywhere.

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Bourjois 123 Perfect Stackable Concealer

Bourjois 123 Perfect Stackable Concealer

Take your look on the move with the Bourjois 123 Perfect Stackable Concealer. This three-part correcting pen allows for a quick ‘n’ easy, fuss-free application that boasts fast results. Simply swipe on, blend out and follow up with your fave foundation for a stunning finish!

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Cover FX Correct Click Undereye

Cover FX Correct Click Undereye

Sweep on the blendable colour correcting pigment of the Cover FX Correct Click Undereye to unlock the secret behind a flawless visage. Focusing on dark circles and puffiness, this cosmetic stick cancels out discolouration with complete ease. It even fits perfectly into your purse for on-the-go top-ups!

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Jane Iredale Corrective Colors Concealer Palette

Jane Iredale Corrective Colors Concealer Palette

Made with green tea leaf and iron oxides, this concealer palette contains all of the key colours that disguise the life cycle of a bruise or blemish at every stage, all the while treating the skin to a shield of bacterial protection. Simply smooth each creamy shade on and blend out for a second-skin finish!

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PIXI Correction Concentrate

PIXI Correction Concentrate

Inject a little extra vibrancy back into your visage with this Correction Concentrate from PIXI!

Its super blendable formula smooths in to minimise the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and uneven skin tones, making it the ultimate base product. Better still, the formula contains vitamin A, C and E to fight off the first signs of ageing whilst rosehip extract helps out with the skin renewal process.

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Indeed Labs Nanoblur Colour Corrector

Indeed Labs Nanoblur Colour Corrector

Blur away common skin impurities with the filter-like Indeed Labs Nanoblur Colour Corrector. This all-vegan, cruelty-free formula banishes the likes of harmful chemicals, such as alcohol, mineral oil, SLS & SLES, and phthalates, treating the skin to a wash of feel-good coverage that beautifies with every application.

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Now you've nailed the perfect base, why not follow up with our guide to the Best Concealers for Every Skin Type!

Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child

With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.

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