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How to Apply Color Correcting Concealer

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How to Apply Color Correcting Concealer

Believe it or not, putting green concealer on your zits will hide them. You’ve probably heard about the colour correcting concealer trend by now, the strange brightly coloured concealer palettes available everywhere from your local drug store, the isles in Sephora and listed on Amazon. But unless you have watched a beauty tutorial on YouTube, you may not know what the colour corrector craze is about or how this must-have beauty product can help just about everyone look their best.

You are missing out on this simple trick if you are unsure how to use colour correcting concealer. It’s a simple matter of colour theory, a concept professional makeup artists use everyday. A quick education can get you on your way to a flawless complexion using a colour correcting concealer in minutes.

How does Color Correcting Concealer Work?

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To understand how colour correcting concealer works, you need to be introduced to the colour wheel. Colors directly opposite one another on the wheel cancel each other out. Thus, green cancels out red- put green over redness on your face and the two will neutralize one another, appearing neither green nor red. Green concealer cancels out red zits, purple concealer minimizes yellow spots, and orange/yellow concealer takes care of blue/purple dark circles. When you add these colours to your makeup routine, you get more out of your regular concealer!

The Color Correcting Concealer Colors


Brighten the appearance of yellow undertones and sallowness on light to medium skin tones with a lavender-coloured concealer. When worn underneath a concealer in your regular tone, these pastel shades can help to create a more radiant-looking complexion.


Mask the appearance of pesky dark circles and dark spots on darker skin tones with a peach-coloured concealer or orange-hued colour correcting concealer. Note that there is some variance in this colour in the colour correcting concealer sets. Pink concealer is best for people with lighter skin tones who have dark circles under their eyes. Pink concealer is usually salmon or peach in tone and is created from a mix of red, orange, and yellow hues. Since these colours are opposite from blue, green, and purple on the wheel, this corrector is best for hiding dark eye circles on lighter skin tones. Orange is opposite from blue. If you have darker skin with blue dark circles, orange will work to help conceal the uneven undertones.


Covering up breakouts and redness is a challenge—luckily, with a green-coloured colour correcting concealer, it is not an impossible task. Camouflage red-hued breakouts, blemishes, broken blood vessels, and all over redness with a green concealer. If you have rosacea, a colour correcting green primer will help hide unwanted redness and give you an even base for applying foundation.


Yellow colour correcting concealer can be used to cover up anything that’s purple in tone. Bruises, veins, and under eye circles can be hidden with a yellow corrector concealer.

Now you know how to use colour correcting concealer! There’s really not much to it- it is as simple as it sounds.

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Color Correcting Concealer Application Tips

While many of these may seem self-evident, but we feel compelled to state them anyway- colour correcting is amazing as long as a few simple guidelines are followed!

  1. Don’t use colours that you don’t need! Remember, this is a spot treatment concealer meant for heavy pigmentation that can’t be covered with your normal makeup.
  2. Chose the right hues for your skin. Take note of the tones that are used for light tones and those that are best for darker tones.
  3. Don’t use too much! Use it on the spots that need it, not all over your face. Just a little bit will do the trick, use thin layers because the colour corrective pigments should not show through your foundation.

Color Correction Concealer Makeup is Not Scary!

We hope that this post has helped you to understand how simple colour correction concealer is and how easy it is to incorporate into your everyday makeup routine.

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