- Best Colour Correctors
The Best Colour Correctors for Dark Circles & Pigmentation
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!
Great for covering hyperpigmentation and redness or rosacea, the Corrective Colours Palette from Jane Iredale offers four creamy colours packed with green tea, grapeseed and pine bark extracts to nourish your skin at the same time as it conceals impurities.
If all the talk of artistic colour wheel neutralisation has sent your head spinning, this simpler two-colour palette from Sigma Beauty is the one for you. Just blend the two shades in the Spectrum Colour-Correction Duo together to get your preferred hue and quickly brighten up your skin!
The Colour Correcting Face Primers from L.A. Girl arrive in a variety of skin-correcting colours so that you can address all manner of skin discolouration at once. The orange primer brightens skin tone, cool pink illuminates, yellow corrects dullness (making it great for dark circles) and green neutralises redness.
This unique colour correcting palette reduces the appearance of redness and other signs of discolouration by imparting a colour-changing capsule that adapts to your skin tone. A mix of pigments tackle specific discolouration needs, all in one nifty palette!
This lightweight Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint from Milani colour corrects and illuminates dark under-eye circles while also hydrating with its incredible blend of hyaluronic acid, plant-based collagen and caffeine. It's cruelty-free, vegan and comes in three gorgeous shades!
Colorescience claims this Mineral Colour Correct Palette 'casts a spell on any imperfection'. Well, we do think this palette might be magic! There are five neutralising shades to mix and match, with added SPF 20 protection that's great for preventing any existing dark spots from getting worse in the sun. The palette is also reef-safe, so you can feel great about looking great.
We love it when makeup doubles as skincare, so it's no surprise we're absolutely in love with Colorescience's All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector with SPF 50. It's proprietary formula has subtle green undertones to instantly neutralise the appearance of redness while also soothing sensitive skin with its BioSolace™ complex.
Dark circles got you looking like you don't get enough sleep? The Wake-up Wand Correcting Concealer by SOSU will revive tired-looking eyes and conceal and brighten any other impurities with its long-wearing, medium-coverage velvet formula. You'll also get vitamin E and tri-peptides in this vegan, cruelty-free formula to hydrate and firm up your skin.
Blur away common skin impurities with the Murad Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector. This formula is supercharged with vitamin C to brighten dark circles, red and brown algae to de-puff and light-reflecting micro-minerals to illuminate dark shadows.
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.