In a perfect world, we’d all have doll-like silky skins and picture-perfect complexions. However, the world is not a perfect place and all of us have our share of imperfections when it comes to beauty. I personally have hyper-pigmented skin tone (thanks to a mild form of Melasma) and would do anything to have a more even-toned skin. The more permanent way out is years of everyday treatment with expensive medicines and creams along with added supplements. But what do you do when you need to hide all your multi-colored skin when you’re in a rush? Color Correctors of course!
Makeup has saved our butts on many occasions and this one is no different. Sure, it doesn’t cure the underlying problem but it does fix it for some good few hours. Melasma or other skin-related diseases might not be the only cause of an uneven skin tone. In fact, it’s pretty common to have multi-pigmented skin when you’re older because of the imbalance in your hormones. Color correctors are a great alternative to the more expensive medications for hyper pigmented skin and can give you a flawless, photoshop look to your face.
Have the marvels of color correctors piqued your interest yet? Great! Because in this article, we’ll talk about some of the best color correctors in the US market to achieve an even-toned skin complexion.
Most color correctors come in specific shades – green helps to neutralize redness and mask blemishes, blue or lavender to counteract sallowness, pink or peach to lighten more darker spots in an otherwise fair skin tone, yellow to counteract dullness in brown or olive skin types, orange to lighten dark spots on an otherwise medium colored skin tone,
BEST COLOR CORRECTORS
Stila One Step Correct (US $36)
The Stila One Step Correct is, hands down, one of the best color correctors out there. Even at first glance, you’ll fall in love with the colorful bottle it comes in. The Stile One Step Correct is a triple-swirled helix serum with three colors (Green, Lavender, Peach) that are designed to hide the oddly pigmented skin marks on your face. This color corrector not only has color correcting properties but also acts as an anti-aging serum that hydrates and nourishes your skin. So this makeup product acts as not only a cosmetic but also a medicine.
Lancome Miracle CC Cushion Color-Correcting Primer (US $39.5)
The Lancome Miracle CC Cushion Color Correcting Primer might be a little high-end especially since the quantity of the product isn’t much, but if you’re looking for a more subtle correction without looking extra and still rocking a natural Instagram ready look, then the Lancome Miracle CC Cushion Color Correcting Primer will be your perfect match. It comes in three separate colors, each for a US $40 – Yellow, Purple, and Green.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color Correcting Palette (US $45)
This product may have a higher price tag than most color correctors but it does come with excellent quality color-correctors that are six in number, so we believe the price on it is justified. This all-in-one palette works to mask discolorations, contour and brighten up the skin. The colors featured in this palette are Orange, Warmth, Peach 1, Peach 2, Yellow and Green.
Essence Say No to Redness and Say No to Dark Circles (US $4 each)
Let’s talk about something more drug-store and absolutely spectacular. I love the Essence brand myself and their color correctors do not disappoint. The Say No to Redness comes in a green tone ideal to mask redness, whereas the Say No to Dark Circles color corrector comes in a peach shade to counter dark circles. Both feature a fat pencil tip to apply the product. One potential problem is the blending of these color correctors. Since the formula is of a more pasty consistency, you need to be careful of blending it properly or you might end up looking worse than what you originally started with.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid (US $28)
The Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid is rated one of the best color correctors in the market right by various lists and sources. What’s great about this product is that it has subtle undertones that don’t leave your skin multi colored. The blending is simple too and this color correcting fluid also additionally brightens your skin tone. The Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid comes in an array of colors, each costing US $28. The colors include green, yellow, lavender/blue, peach (two shades) and pink. This color corrector also contains added Vitamin C and Vitamin E that are anti-oxidants and work wonders for your skin. Like the Stila color corrector, the Urban Decay Naken Skin Color Correcting Fluid is not merely a cosmetic product but is great for the health of your skin.
Maybelline New York Cover Stick Green Concealer (US $4)
This is another drugstore color corrector, this time by Maybelline. It doesn’t have a lot of shade variety and comes in a normal concealer and in a green color. The green helps to reduce blemishes and helps hide the redness on your skin. For a color corrector that costs $4 only, the Maybelline New York Cover Stick Green Concealer is a good option if your budget is on the lower side. The product is also easy to apply and it comes in a stick form.
Makeup Forever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette (US $40)
Makeup Forever is popular for bringing out expensive yet high-quality makeup products and their Camouflage Cream Palette is no different. The palette features five different shades that can hide all kinds of imperfections. What’s even better is that there is a separate palette for different kinds of skin complexions from very fair to tan. The colors usually have a combination of Red, Orange, Green and Purple color correctors.
L.A Girl Pro Conceal Set (US $9)
I have personally used this product by L.A. Girl many times and swear by its quality and efficiency. The product comes in a liquid form in a plastic tube. It might be a little liquidy to apply but if you put on a small quantity and blend it well, the color correctors work like magic. The concealer set features three colors – Green, Yellow and Orange – all in only US $9.