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15 Best Color Correctors For Flawless Skin

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15 Best Color Correctors For Flawless Skin February 6, 2019

Color correction is one of the most popular makeup techniques today to combat skin concerns like redness, dark spots, and dullness. Back in the day, this method was something only makeup artists knew about and used. However, this “neutralizing” technique has gradually reached the masses through Instagram and YouTube tutorials. Major beauty brands are responding to this demand with peach, red, green, purple and yellow creams that promise to cancel out flaws so your skin can look its best. We’ve rounded up 15 of the best color correctors that will leave you with insanely even-looking skin.

Before we begin, here is a basic breakdown of different correctors you may want to use to counteract different skin concerns.

Color Correction 101: A Guide To Color Correcting

  • Green – Green works well to cancel out redness. Whether you’re stuck with an angry pimple, sunburn, rosacea, or intense redness on your face, green is your go-to color for these issues.
  • Purple – Purple works miraculously in canceling out yellowness. It reduces dullness and combats sallow undertones.
  • Pink – If you are dealing with dark spots and dullness, you need to use a pink color corrector as it cancels brown efficiently. It covers age spots and sun spots and is terrific for pale skin.
  • Yellow – Yellow cancels out purple and calms mild redness. If you have purple/blue under eye circles, you can count on yellow to hide them with perfection.
  • Red – Red cancels green. If you have stubborn dark circles on dark skin or need to cover hollow under-eyes and tats, red is your color.
  • Orange/Peach – If you want to get rid of the blues on your skin, a peach color corrector helps to cover dark spots, bruised skin, and dark circles. It is great for medium to deep skin tones.

Now that you know which color corrector to use to combat specific issues, let’s check out the 15 best color corrector products on the market right now!

15 Best Color Correctors For Every Skin Issue

  1. Tarte Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette
  2. Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluids
  3. Stila Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette
  4. MAC Studio Conceal & Correct Palette
  5. Cover FX Correct Click
  6. Sephora Collection Bright Future Color Correctors
  7. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector
  8. Becca Backlight Targeted Color Corrector
  9. NYX Color Correcting Palette
  10. Bobbi Brown Corrector
  11. L’Oreal Studio Secrets Color Correcting Primer
  12. Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Correcting Powder
  13. Maybelline FaceStudio Master Camo Color Correcting Kit
  14. Ulta Color Correcting Concealer Palette
  15. L.A Girl HD Pro Conceal

1. Tarte Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette

Review

This all-in-one palette by Tarte Cosmetics is an ideal pick for beginners. You can use its six shades to combat discoloration and contour, balance, and brighten your skin tone. Simply tap the cream wherever you need it using a stiff brush and buff it out with a fluffy one until it blends into your skin. You can also pop out the magnetic pans and put in different shades to create your own custom mix.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Versatile
  • Dermatologist-tested
Cons

None

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2. Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluids

Review

Play up your best features with the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluids. These babies come in six different shades and will last you a long, long time. Their liquid formula is easy to use and blends like a dream – whether you use a little or a lot. Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin E, they also condition and protect your skin while correcting imperfections.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Blends well
  • Long-wearing
  • Value for money
Cons

None

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3. Stila Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette

Review

This stunning palette by Stila is bound to win your heart with the way it looks and works! It is comprised of five velvety-smooth cream correctors and two tinted setting powders. The lightweight creams offer buildable coverage, and the powders allow for customized coverage. Their rich formula contains vitamins A, C, and E and Arclay Youth Revival Mineral Complex that diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Does not make your skin greasy
  • Long-wearing
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to use
Cons

None

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4. MAC Studio Conceal & Correct Palette

Review

Makeup artists swear by this professional color correcting palette by MAC, and yes, it is one of the best out there! Each palette consists of four concealers and two corrector shades in a medium-deep color spectrum. Its formula is enriched with antioxidants and is suitable for all skin types. You can use the colors either individually or mix them to match your skin tone. It covers everything from blemishes to moles and birthmarks to tattoos! This palette comes in four different shade options: light, medium, medium-deep, and dark.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Crease-proof
  • True to color
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Non-acnegenic
Cons

None

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5. Cover FX Correct Click

Review

If your makeup routine is short and snappy, you will love these color correcting sticks by Cover FX. They are super convenient to use, and their pigmented color disappears into your skin with ease. You get two shades to match your skin concern and tone – green and yellow. Calm redness and skin irritation caused by acne and rosacea instantly.

Pros
  • Great to combat redness
  • Lightweight
  • Blends easily
  • Long-wearing
  • Travel-friendly
Cons

None

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6. Sephora Collection Bright Future Color Correctors

Review

Looking for an affordable option? The Bright Future Color Correctors by Sephora are A+ in every aspect. Their gel-serum formula has brightening properties and feels weightless when you apply it. Whether you’re stuck with an intense red blotch or darkness under your eyes, these are your quickest fix. You can get them in six shades: green, purple, yellow, pink, peach, and melon.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Paraben-free
  • Budget-friendly
  • Highly pigmented
Cons

None

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7. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector

Review

These full-coverage color correctors by Lancome camouflage imperfections brilliantly. Whether your concern is discoloration, redness, or sallowness, these creamy color correctors will take care of it all. Their formula is ultra-pigmented and a joy to blend. There are a total of five colors to choose from. If you love a good second-skin feel, this is what you need to get!

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Blends seamlessly
  • Natural finish
Cons
  • Expensive

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8. Becca Backlight Targeted Color Corrector

Review

These adorable color correctors by Becca come in four shades: papaya, peach, violet, and pistachio. Their formula contains balancing hydrators and clay-based oil absorbers that give you the most flawless base that stays put all day long. Simply pat a little corrector onto the area you want to fix and layer your foundation and concealer on top for the complexion of your dreams.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Long-wearing
  • Concentrated color
  • Suitable for all skin types
Cons
  • Expensive

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9. NYX Color Correcting Palette

Review

This cult-classic from NYX is one of the best drugstore color correcting palettes. It contains six creamy shades that can be mixed to create the ideal shade for you. Its formula is super-lightweight, glides on easily, and leaves your skin looking smooth, soft, and supple. If you’re a beginner to color correction, this is one product you absolutely need to try!

Pros
  • Pigmented shades
  • Long-wearing
  • Lightweight
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Affordable
Cons

None

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10. Bobbi Brown Corrector

Review

Your wake-up call for tired eyes is right here! This Bobbi Brown corrector works like magic to brighten and cover discoloration under your eyes. Depending on your skin tone, it uses either a pink- or peach-based formula. It comes in a vast range of 20 shades to choose from. Bid farewell to the darkest under-eye circles with this cult-classic formula!

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Easy to blend
  • Free of parabens
  • Infused with skin conditioners
  • Vegan
Cons

None

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11. L’Oreal Studio Secrets Color Correcting Primer

Review

Here’s another option that’s easy on the pocket – the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Color Correcting Primer. It comes in three variants: anti-redness, anti-dull skin (light), and anti-dull skin (medium/deep.) This formula glides on smoothly to correct and improve the appearance of your complexion instantly. A little goes a long way, and when you use it right, it will leave your skin looking fresh and smooth.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Suitable for all skin types
Cons

None

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12. Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Correcting Powder

Review

This gorgeous color correcting powder by Physicians Formula is a versatile 3-in-1 product that acts as a corrector, primer, and powder. Its Japanese formula delivers a natural-looking finish that won’t cake, crease, or settle into fine lines. If you are someone with sensitive and mature skin, this is a product you will love.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Easy to use
  • Versatile
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic
Cons

None

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13. Maybelline FaceStudio Master Camo Color Correcting Kit

Review

Want an Insta-perfect canvas? This color correcting kit by Maybelline corrects, conceals, and highlights all in one palette. It is incredibly easy to use and a must-try for beginners! It works well on all skin types, and if affordability is a factor for you, this one does a good job at a very decent price.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Long-wearing
  • Blends easily
  • Value for money
Cons

None

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14. Ulta Color Correct Concealer Palette

Review

This corrector palette by Ulta features five creamy corrective shades that can be used to combat discoloration and redness or to brighten up your complexion. It is an excellent option for anyone who’s starting out with color correction. You also get a full-size concealer brush free with this palette.

Pros
  • Full coverage
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Free of parabens, fragrance, oils, and sulfates
Cons

None

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15. L.A Girl HD Pro Conceal

Review

L.A Girl’s Pro HD concealers are the bomb for many reasons! These tubes come in 10 color correcting shades: orange, yellow, green, lavender, peach, yellow, cool pink, mint, reddish, and flat white. Isn’t that something? They are super creamy and pigmented and yet lightweight.

Pros
  • Crease-resistant
  • Long-wearing
  • Natural-looking coverage
  • Suitable for all skin types
Cons

None

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Ladies, color correcting is probably the reason your skin looks better when a makeup artist does your makeup. If your end goal is to flaunt a flawless complexion, this technique is going to be your new favorite. It can seem a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it – it’s actually easy-peasy! Are you excited to try out color correction? Let us know in the comments section below.

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