Corrective Color Concealers and How to Use Them

Corrective Color Concealers and How to Use Them

What are Corrective Color Concealers?

Corrective Color Concealers basically follow the simple rule of ‘neutralizing’ an opposite color on the skin and then hiding it to match the respective skin tone just as in a Color Wheel where the color opposite to a particular shade neutralizes it. These concealers come in various colors ranging from the natural skin tone color to colors like green and purple.

A color like yellow helps to tone down and even out the skin tone. However, it does not ‘hide’ anything specifically which is why we need other colors to do that.

Just like working with a normal concealer, after applying the corrective concealer set it with powder. These are used prior to application of foundation.

Different Colors of Concealers:

Apart from the natural skin tone colors, the colors available nowadays are:

White, Beige, Yellow, Orange Mint Green, Light Green, Lavender Purple, Mauve, Light Blue, Pink and Light Peach.

How to Use them:

  • White: Used with Beige to cover up heavy under eye dark circles.
  • Beige: Used to conceal slight shadows and brighten up the complexion and under eye area. Used with White to conceal heavy under eye dark circles and around the nose area to conceal slight shadows.
  • Yellow and Orange: Neutralizes redness and brown discoloration. Used to conceal red blemishes, bruises and tone down any redness on the face near the nose, lip area, cheeks etc and on brown spots. Orange helps to neutralize the blue toned under eye dark circles and purple bruises.
  • Mint/Light Green: Neutralizes redness as well. If the redness is too dark, mint/light green is used with/without yellow to neutralize it. Works the same as the Yellow concealer except only on darker red spots and scars.
  • Lavender Purple: Used to neutralize yellow-colored bruises or imperfections, yellow under eye or cheek area due to an illness/flu etc on bronze-olive skin tones.
  • Mauve: Used to cover up dark/black spots and visible veins on the face.
  • Light Blue: Used to neutralize orange spots, tan lines/spots, age spots and freckles.
  • Pink: Used to conceal dark gray shadows just below puffy under eye dark circle area and and shadows around the nose.
  • Light Peach: Used to brighten up olive skin tones and balance out slight color discolorations. Can be used for slight coverage of blue veins.

NOTE: Under eye dark circles come under blue,purple and brownish tones therefore they are neutralized by yellow and orange.

Hope this helps you ladies out there who are struggling with concealing those tough under eye dark circles and blemish/scar marks.

Happy Concealing! 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Corrective Color Concealers and How to Use Them

  1. I love the green concealer from Inglot to cover the active acne… although, touchwood, my skin is behaving for now…. thanks to good skin care!
    nice post:) informative for newbies!

    1. I don’t own any concealer from Inglot, will definitely check it out!
      Green and Purple concealers are my personal fav. I’ve recently starting using a lot pinks and blues with my models to cover up tanned uneven skin tone and it works wonders!

  2. excellent post preiti. I used to keep a deep peachy concealer with me always to discard the blue tones under my eyes and it used to work wonders. I am glad to read about the magic of other colors as well. 🙂

  3. Great article Preiti. Any clue about concealing dark underarms….? It is always better to lighten them with natural remedies but I read about concealing while browsing and was wondering – is it even a gud idea to do so while wearing that nice cocktail dress? And if yes then how to go about it?

    1. Usually in photoshoots, I use airbrushing techniques to conceal underarms on the models. That’s the only way. But it transfers on to clothes! So I don’t think using a makeup product on the underarms is a good idea.

    1. If you don’t get the basic hang of concealers, getting the hang of it with color isn’t too likely to make it any easier for you. I suggest you buy a small color wheel so you can easily find the opposite colors of the ones you want to cover or hide.

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