Colored correctors: discover the uses of each color!

The corrector is a faithful ally of our make up as it allows us to even out the complexion, minimize the discrepancies and visibly reduce skin problems .

Both beige and colored correctors are readily available on the market. We explain to you what they are and how to use them the colored correctors, in order to help you choose the most suitable product for your needs and skin problems.


THE colored correctors they are products, usually proposed in stick or cream, which are used to neutralize and cancel discoloration on the face , through the principle given by ” color theory “Who sees two complementary shades, to cancel each other if they are united together.


The colored corrector It is a makeup product very useful to minimize discoloration, neutralize spots and redness , reduce the visibility of particular blemishes such as dark circles and widespread grayness to improve the appearance of facial skin.

In the market the corrector is available in different colors : each of them carries one specific function and is aimed at a particular cutaneous problem in order to make it less conspicuous and showy.

To understand which colored corrector is most suitable for our needs, we need to refer to the so-called ” Color theory “. According to the latter, complementary colors cancel each other out. This means that if for example we are hit by widespread redness , the green checker it will be the most appropriate because, combined with red, it neutralizes it.

use colored correctors


Whether they are in stick, compact, cream or fluids the application of the colored correctors it’s rather simple. Regardless of the texture, they are always used after the face cream habitual and before the application of foundation .

The colored corrector it spreads out only on the discoloration or on the imperfection (not on the whole face!). It is applied using a Cat’s tongue brush with compact bristles , it fades slightly and is fixed with a little ‘ transparent powder . Then you can proceed with the drafting of the foundation with which it will then be uniformed in order to make the complexion as homogeneous as possible: in this case we can help with a common latex sponge. If you do not have a concealer brush, you can simply apply it with i fingertips trying to heat the product and blend to avoid leaving accumulations.


There are numerous on the market colored correctors but which shade to choose and based on which criterion? It is simply necessary to orientate oneself on the coloring able to neutralize the shade that constitutes our discoloration.

We illustrate all of them colors available and their functionality.


The green checker It is indicated to minimize and hide any kind of redness . It is perfect to hide signs given by acne, small scars, capillaries in evidence , rosacea and couperose by virtue of the fact that the green color cancels the red .

green correctors


The yellow concealer it is instead indicated for neutralize the dark circles which tend to be markedly purple. It allows you to turn off the Violet , bringing the periocular area to a neutral shade, perfectly uniform after the application of the foundation.

yellow concealer


Also the orange corrector it is necessary if we wish to neutralize the color of dark circles . However, in this case, the orange cancels the bluish shade making the periocular area more uniform to the natural color of the complexion.

orange corrector


Unusual, but still useful, there is also the red concealer , initially replaced by the classic lipstick mixed with beige concealer . Some professional brands propose it as indicated for neutralize the dark circles particularly showy, both blue and purple, and for minimize any hematomas or bruises that we accidentally find on our body.

red concealer


The pink corrector it is instead indicated for revive a dull complexion and asphyxiated, which often turns to gray. It can eventually be spread over the whole face (rather simple operation if we choose one creamy texture ), or mixed with the usual cream before applying the foundation.

Pink corrector


The celestial concealer , little used but still useful, is born to revive particularly clear skin or possibly to minimize skin spots or hyperpigmentation , helping to even out the complexion making it more homogeneous. Also in this case it is recommended to mix it with face cream to facilitate application over a large area of ​​the skin.

celestial concealer

Sleek palette corrector blue


The purple concealer it works by turning off the typical yellow undertone of the olive skin . Its action allows to uniform the complexion giving the face a neutral shade, bringing a greater chromatic yield of the foundation applied later.

purple concealer


THE beige correctors they are certainly among the most used. In the market are easily available shades that vary in the undertone (warm, cold or neutral rather than rosé or peach) and that are perfect to match the color of the foundation that we usually use.

This type of concealer helps to cover imperfections but is essentially created for uniform the complexion increasing the coverage of the foundation applied later.

Beige corrector


The corrector brown or chocolate color , also characterized by a warm, cold or neutral undertone, is used instead to standardize Afro skins or anyway for black women , reducing any imperfections . It is the equivalent of the beige corrector for us Caucasians and can be also in this case, combined with the respective foundation.

brown corrector


  • Are the colored correctors available in the same textures as the classic flesh and beige ones? Yes, they are available in the same textures: fluids, often minerals, but more commonly compact in cream.
  • Are they also available in the form of pallets that contain more colors? Yes, on the market you can easily find pallets containing a wide range of correctors that can be mixed together freely.
  • Which textures are best suited for combination and oily skin? Of course, fluid or cream textures should be preferred: stick correctors being more full-bodied tend to be even more occlusive.
  • Colored correctors dry out the eye area? Being often designed to treat that specific area of ​​the face, they are formulated with moisturizing agents that do not dry out but on the contrary moisturize the skin.
  • When is the corrector applied? It is always applied before the foundation and after the moisturizing cream, it is fixed with a powder and proceeds with foundation with which we will go to make it uniform with a sponge.
  • Can the concealer be applied to uniform a discrete eyelid? If you want, but there are specific products on the market, the primer eyes, which uniform the eyelid and also help to improve the tightness of eye shadows.
  • Can the colored concealer be applied to the lips? Normally no, there are specific products able to standardize the labial mucosa. In substitution, to improve the color rendering of the lipstick, we can apply a meat-colored corrector subsequently buffered with a tissue.

We hope that our guide on how to use the colored correctors and what they need based on color has been useful. Do you use colored correctors? Which in particular? Tell us about your experience!


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