Concealer is a staple that’s helped us thrive in the best of times and has saved us in the very worst of times — like brightening dark circles from our longest nights out or masking redness caused from our most annoying breakouts. When traditional concealer just doesn’t cut it, (see our aforementioned struggles) we rely on color correctors to help us get the job done. Color correcting concealers may seem intimidating if you’ve never worked with the different shades before, but once you learn which color corrector matches what skin concerns, you’ll be on your way to a flawless complexion.
If you’re in a rush, a few quick color correcting takeaways include using green to balance redness, yellow to brighten dullness and blue to neutralize sallowness. And while we definitely don’t judge you for hoarding color correctors in a variety of different colors, you might as well make matters easier by investing in a color correcting palette. Not only will it help save space in your makeup bag, but a color correcting palette will give you all of the shades you need to perfect your complexion. Ahead, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite palettes for every budget.
This affordable concealer palette contains four creamy concealers in yellow, purple, orange and green. If you’re just learning how to work with color correctors or are experienced and looking for an affordable option, this one’s for you.
For $1 more than the Essence palette, you’ll also get concealer in peach, which brightens up dark circles for darker skin tones. Both palettes contain creamy textures so depending on your skin’s needs, one might be a better option for you than the other.
Devoted NYX Professional Makeup wearers love this palette for the way it’s easy to apply, easy to blend and perfectly pigmented. A reviewer on Ulta comments, “I don't wear a lot of makeup, but this is perfect for the times that I do. I have freckles/acne/uneven skin tone. This evens out everything and I put it on before foundation and everything blends perfectly.”
In addition to its four color-correcting shades, this palette includes numbered shades with a coordinating visual guide. Whether you’re new to color correcting or a master of the #CCGame, this palette is ideal for everyone.
The Black Up Concealer palette is designed to match the complexion needs of women of color. The four creamy, pigmented shades illuminate, correct and contour. The concealer palette comes in three different options: light, medium and dark.
Even though this palette is on the pricier side and isn’t solely a color correcting kit, it also contains everything you need to contour, color-correct and highlight. If you’re all about saving space in your makeup bag, this one’s for you.
About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.