The Truth About Colour Correctors and Why They Should Be Part of Your Makeup Routine

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We know that makeup can be intimidating at times, especially when it comes to all the different products out there. One thing we’ve noticed a lot of us skip in our routine is colour correctors, and we’re here to tell you why that shouldn’t be the case.

The first time I came across colour correctors, I didn’t even know they were that. I was roaming the makeup aisle looking for a beauty blender and I came across this L.A Girl product that was green and had “concealer ” written on it. For who? An alien? I never asked the ladies in the store what it was for. I just assumed it was some product that I’d definitely never need. Girl, I was in for a surprise!

Fast forward to me watching a makeup tutorial video by the OG beauty influencer Jackie Aina and right before she puts on her foundation, she picks up an orange looking “concealer”, similar to the green one I saw at the shop the other day. She called it a colour corrector. 

First off, what are colour correctors? Basically, they’re products that help to neutralize any discoloration on your face. For example, if you have redness or dark under-eye circles, a green or peach corrector can help cancel that out. It may sound crazy, but trust us, it’s actually a pretty simple step in our routine. 

Sure, foundation can cover up some of these issues, but using a corrector beforehand can really make a difference. It creates a smoother base for your makeup. Plus, using a corrector can also save you time and product. If you’re trying to cover up really intense redness or dark circles, you may have to pile on layer after layer of concealer. But if you use a corrector first, you can cut down on the amount of concealer you need and achieve better coverage. 

Now here’s where it gets tricky. What colours do you look for? Well, it depends on our specific needs. Generally, green correctors work best for redness, while peach or orange correctors are great for dark circles on medium to deep skin tones. If you have lighter skin, a pink corrector may be better for you. Of course, everyone’s skin is different, so we encourage you to experiment a bit and find what works best for you. Just remember to use a light hand when applying – a little bit goes a long way with correctors! We know it can be tough to add yet another step to your makeup routine, but trust us, colour correctors are worth it. 

Give it a try and see the difference for yourself!


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