13 SEPT - 2023
Wave goodbye to dark spots and dull under-eyes with the magic of peach colour correctors!
Nowadays, it's hard to come by a makeup video that doesn't incorporate the use of a colour corrector. Colour correcting can brighten the skin and call for less foundation or concealer for an overall seamless complexion.
When there are hundreds of different colour correctors on the market, it takes time to choose which one will suit your needs. This guide series will help you narrow down the choices so that you can find the right product for you!
Today, we'll be diving into the world of peach and orange correctors. The inherent warmth in orange and peachy shades effectively addresses those lacklustre blue and purple areas typically around the eyes and mouth. Your selection of corrector depends on your skin tone and preference of coverage, leading to significant variations in choice. As such, we'll explore the diverse tiers of coverage, ranging from light to full!
Make Up For Ever Grayness Reducer Step 1 Face Primer
First, I want to highlight the Make Up For Ever Grayness Reducer Step 1 Face Primer for an overall correcting solution ideal for general brightening. If you are medium to deep with a tendency to look dull or your base products appear ashy, check this out.
What's cool about this product is that you can prime and correct all in one easy step! Keep in mind this is a dimethicone-based primer that gives it a smoothing finish, but it still has a lotion texture that doesn't feel too waxy. For some reason, dimethicone has a bad rep for clogging the skin. However, this is untrue and a load of rubbish fear-mongering propaganda that is so 2016. Rest assured that the Grayness Reducer will not deplete the state of your skin as long as you are following proper makeup removal steps at the end of your night.
Clinique Even Better All-Over Primer + Colour Corrector
Colour correcting under our eyes is one sure way to disguise the evidence of a night of hard work or partying. Fake it til you make it with the Clinique Even Better All-Over Primer + Colour Corrector. Clinique is the master of skincare-infused makeup, and this formula is perfect for the delicate under-eye area.
The Even Better All-Over Primer + Colour Corrector is packed with vitamin C and caffeine for brighter under-eyes. Hyaluronic acid keeps this formula lightweight and hydrating so your concealer can blend seamlessly on top.
As you know, peachy undertones are perfect for counteracting blue or green tones, which means you can conceal around the eyes and the mouth to counteract hyperpigmentation. Texturally, this colour corrector feels like a gel-cream hybrid that is very lightweight and this is reflected in the coverage of the product. However, if you need something a little bit more substantial, you can check out the following recommendations.
HUDA #FauxFilter Colour Corrector
The HUDA #FauxFilter Colour Corrector has higher coverage and additional shades, including a bright orange for deeper skin tones. The #FauxFilter formula has more weight than the Clinique with a much creamier finish which is excellent for people who need a little extra something.
With this product, you will notice that it is relatively hard to overapply due to its emollient finish. Despite the added coverage, the colour corrector from HUDA is still on the hydrating side! You will also notice that these shades are ever so slightly salmon-leaning, bar the shades Papaya and Blood Orange. As a result, a wider variety of skin tones can use these products without feeling too overboard on the orange. If this has been an issue for you, try the HUDA #FauxFilter Colour Corrector!
HUDA #FauxFilter Colour Corrector, $53 NZD.
MECCA MAX Life Proof Camo Colour Corrector
Next up, we have the MECCA MAX Life Proof Camo Colour Corrector. This product has a true concealer feel with incredible coverage. Not only does it boast a fantastic shade range which includes four tiers of pink to deep orange shades, but this formula is for the matte girlies who prefer something a little more heavy-duty.
If you want to bump up the coverage even more, let it sit before you blend, or lightly set it with powder before you go on top with the rest of your base makeup.
The Life Proof Camo Colour Correctors are super pigmented and covers even the most stubborn areas in a thin layer. Suppose you prefer something more matte. In that case, I recommend using the MECCA MAX Matte Zoom Sticks, which are actually stick eyeshadows! I have used the shade Terracotta during makeup applications countless times without any problems whatsoever. Additionally, due to the stick formulation, it works wonderfully for small spots.
ABH Loose Setting Powder - Deep Peach
Finally, we have the ABH Loose Setting Powder in Deep Peach shade! For an advanced way to colour correct, using a powder with a deeper orange hue can work wonders- especially for special occasions where you may be photographed.
Layer this powder in a thin veil over your colour corrector before your base products for a precise application that won't smudge or bleed into the rest of your base products. This is especially helpful for those who suffer from more severe hyperpigmentation around the mouth, as it tends to crease less than under the eyes. However, if you have patience, this technique also works for the under-eye area.
Using powder beneath foundation is an old trick in the book, and it works even better on those with very oily or deeper skin tones. Check out Jackie Aina's videos on YouTube for a more in-depth tutorial on how to implement this technique!
While it is important to find the perfect colour corrector to help hide your dark circles, consider adopting a healthy lifestyle to evade chronic fatigue and burnout - a concern that no amount of makeup can truly resolve. However, for all you hardworking souls, buried in textbooks or completing overtime work, good luck and see you in the upcoming episode dedicated to green colour correctors!