5 Haute Color Correcting Concealers to Update Your Beauty Regimen

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Confused as to why you are seeing concealers that are now nearly every color of the rainbow? You’re not alone. The old fashioned method of putting a small amount of pink lipstick or blush under the eye to reduce the appearance of dark circles, a trick of the trade passed down to you by your mother and your mother’s mother, just got a major update! Color correcting virtually cancels out your dark circles, red spots and skin discolorations by using another color to neutralize the problem area. Now if you feel like this sounds like a make-up catastrophe waiting to happen, the concept is fairly simple. Remember the primary and secondary colors you learned in kindergarten? Well, those colors fall on a color wheel. Find your problem area, for example red spots or acne and directly across from the color red on a color wheel is the color green. When applied to the blemish, a green concealer will cancel out the red shades on your skin.

Color Correcting Concealer Wheel

By applying and blending before foundation, a pink to red toned concealer will even out blue/green toned under-eye circles, a purple concealer will erase yellow undertones while a yellow concealer will cover purple to blue-ish under eye circles on olive skin tones. Just be sure to pay attention to the shades of your correctors. Pastel colors will benefit those with a more fair skin tone while deeper shades will work better for those with darker skin tones. Here are five haute color correctors for you make up fanatics out there.

1 Givenchy Prisme Libre

This simple loose powder is great for those with minor blemishes and discoloration. By mixing all four shades together and brushing evenly on to the face, this formula will create a natural matte finish with a subtle radiance. ($54)

2 Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Neutralizers

These YSL Neutralizers, each sold separately, come in three different shades: green, bisque and violet. One click will distribute a perfect amount of concealer to thin bristles and help you easily target your problem zones. Plus these can be used before or after your everyday foundation! ($38 each)

3 Viseart Corrector, Camouflage and Contour HD Palette

These palettes come with 12 different shades to do exactly what it says, correct, camouflage and contour. With your choice of two different palettes in light or deeper shades that will best suit your skin tone. ($80)

4 BECCA Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector

Each sold separately, these four highly pigmented pods in papaya, peach, violet or pistachio, contain light reflecting pearls to help illuminate while simultaneously neutralizing. Using your fingers, lightly pat the concealer to problem area and then apply your every day foundation or concealer on top and your good to glow! ($30 each)

5 Koh Gen Do Make Up Color Base

Unlike most concealers these color correctors have a more liquid consistency to prime your face before makeup application and absorb oil throughout the day. Three shades include lavender pink, base yellow and pearl white. ($48 each)
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