How to use Red color correction for dark circles?

Whatever the reason is, dealing with dark under-eye circles can be a difficult task. It is good to use eye creams & serums as they can help diminish the appearance in the long run but if you’re looking for a quick fix, concealer is what you need. And if you still think your dark circles are visible, you might want to add a color corrector to your makeup routine. Nowadays color correction is a must-know makeup technique (Thank you Instagram)!

For under-eye circles you should select color corrector in the shades of red, pink, orange or peach as these will help balance out the bluish-purple color of under-eye circles.  

Select the correct hue:

Finding the right tone to match your skin is important. If you have lighter skin tone, use a Pink/Peach color corrector & if you have a deeper skin tone Orange/Red color corrector will work best for you. These colors can help correct the blue and purple-ish under-eye circles, as well as dark spots caused by aging or sun damage.

Less is More:

Use it only for desired areas & spots and then apply your foundation. If you think you need more coverage, follow up with a concealer. Remember to apply thin layers. Thick layers may show through your foundation!

Use a proper applicator:

Use a good makeup sponge or beauty blender to pat the product in the skin. Using a brush will spread it to larger undesired areas. The pressing technique will help the color corrector to stay in place.

Remember that color correction is a fun extra step for your makeup routine. Use only the colors you need on blemishes which are strong in appearance. For less noticeable blemishes a regular concealer is sufficient.

To lend a helping hand, we rounded up our favourites.

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer

Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen- Apricot

BECCA Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Corrector

NYX Professional Makeup Color Correcting Palette