Colour correction is another way to make your makeup look even-toned and flawless. Colour-correcting concealers come in various colours that are made for different skin tones.

To understand which colour to use for your skin tone, you need to understand the principles of colour and that every skin has an undertone. When I started using makeup, I used to buy a concealer that matches my skin colour and that was when I had very dark spots on my face caused by acne. So covering the spots with just the concealer didn’t really cover the spots because even after the foundation application I would see my dark spots. This gave my makeup an uneven finish look.

For various skin tones, there are colours you can use to colour correct dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

  • Purple-blue: is for super dark skin
  • Red-violet: – is for very dark skin tones
  • Red: is for dark skin tones
  • Orange-red: is for darker skin tone to medium
  • Orange: is for medium African skin tones
  • Yellow-orange: is for light African skin tones
  • Yellow: is for very light skin with a yellow undertone
  • Pink: is for pale to light white skin correction


How to apply colour-correcting concealer

Step 1-2: Use our step by step on how to prepare skin for makeup. To correct dark marks, simlpy apply the colour-correcting concealer that suits your skintone on the dark spots. We used orange for medium skin tone.

Step 3-4: Blend the concealer with a makeup brush. Apply foundation. This should give you an even skin tone.

In some cases, you get marks with colours like red marks, blue-black under eye circles, or yellowish dull areas. Now, this is where we use a complementary colour to cancel out the colour you don’t want.

Yellow and purple – for purple marks you use yellow to cancel the purple out and your yellowish dull marks you use purple.
Orange and blue – for blue-black under eye circles use orange to fade away the darkness.
Red and green – for red marks use green to fade them away and for the green after bruise colour or veins use red to fade the green away.



  • Be aware that the lighter you are in complexion, the lighter or pastel your correction colour will be. example: Light orange for lighter skin tones and dark orange for darker skin tones.

Model: IG – @thatmelaningirl

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