Whether you're fighting blemishes or covering dark circles, concealers really are a true beauty hero. I think most of us would agree that concealer is a big player in our makeup bags, as it helps to hide all manner of skin imperfections. But what about correctors? Concealer correctors really are having a 'moment' in the beauty world; over the past few years more and more brands are launching their concealer corrector palettes to combat a multitude of skin perfections. From the higher ended Bobbi Brown and MAC offerings, to the more affordable Makeup Revolution (£6.00) number below, everyone is getting in on the act. So what is a concealer corrector palette and why do you need one in your life?
Put simply, a colour corrector is used to correct skin imperfections and balance out any unsightly skin discolouration - ensuring the rest of your makeup is working even harder for you. They're best applied before foundation (although you can use them over too,) and you just pick the shade you need based on the issue you have. Essentially you should use whatever colour is opposite to the skin issue, as this will cancel it out. Here's a quick guide on the colours you need for different skin imperfections:
Pink - use this to brighten your eye area
Lavender - this works to neutralise any yellow tone
Green - this neutralises any redness in your skin
Peach - this helps to balance out any dis-coloration in the skin
White - this adds a natural highlight to your skin and adds brightness
Cream - use this to neutralise any purple or dark areas in your skin
Brown - this balances any ashiness in medium to dark skin tones
Since I've been using my concealer corrector palette, I've found that I'm relying less and less on concealer after I've applied my foundation. Unless of course I'm looking exceptionally tired! All in all though, it's completely changed the way I look at concealer. Having spent years either wearing concealer that was either too thick (so highlighting my issues,) or too thin (making me wonder why I'd bothered applying it at all,) I feel like I've finally cracked the secret to flawless looking concealer. These clever little pots of colour 'correct imperfections', allowing your concealer to focus on creating a universal tone or covering pimples; after all, one tone certainly doesn't fit all.
Have you ever tried a concealer corrector palette? Are you tempted to give it a go?
Guest Post; Written by Stephanie from merrymusing.co.uk