I always think colour correctors are a bit 80's and a product that has been replaced by the good old basic concealer or primer.
They are actually a product that can be quite difficult to find these days and having worked in cosmetic retail for many years if someone asked if we sold one I would snort and think "wow, old skool!"
For people who have an un-even skin tone though they can make a difference.
Colour correcting can be a little confusing if it's new to you. It basically works using the colour wheel theory. If you look at the colours on the wheel below a colour corrector works by cancelling out the colour it sits opposite.
Don't go crazy with the colour correcter or you will end up looking odd. Apply after your moisturiser but before your foundation. These products sit in the primer family umbrella so no need to use a separate primer.
All three of these primers are a liquid texture which feels quite mousse like when you blend into the skin. A velvet texture is left on the skin and it absorbs quickly. I really like the feel of this on my skin and there is no scent either.
A lavender colour will help to tone down a sallow/yellowing skin tone.
I tested this on top of a yellow, cream eyeshadow and thought this performed really well. It toned down the sallow colour instantly.
I patted this colour into the skin to avoid rubbing away the yellow base but you can off course use a brush to lightly buff over the skin.
You will often see under eye concealers have a more peachy undertone. This is because peach will balance out a grey/dull colour which is often present around the under eye.
I tested this around the under eye of my right eye (left eye as you look at the screen).
This is without any concealer just purely the peach colour corrector and I think you you will agree it definitely tones down the dark circles and brightens.
If you have a dull skin tone you can use this all over. Great for evening out a darker skin tone that has dark patches on the skin.
Good on a red, sensitive skin that has a red undertone. The green will not totally eliminate the red but will tone it down. You can then go in with your concealer and foundation to give coverage.
I dabbed a red lipstick onto my hand and then patted this green colour correcter over the top.
Definitely softened the redness (most people won't have as red skin as a red lipstick) and would make the red more manageable.
Each of these primers are £25.00 and available from