Thomas recommends correctors in “deep warm tones (preferably deep orange) for women of color to mask hyperpigmentation.” And if you’ve ever spent time on Danessa Myricks‘s Instagram watching her mesmerizing tutorials on how to apply her Best of Beauty-winning Colorfix tubes, you know it is a workhorse of a product that can be used across eyes, lips, and cheeks. The shade Carrot Top, in particular, is extremely popular as a color corrector for deeper complexions.
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer Green Corrector
Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint
L.A. Girl’s Pro Conceal HD Concealer is the stuff of legends. Its full range includes 43 colors, 10 of which are intended for color-correcting. The green tint, in particular, is approved by TikTok’s own Mikayla Nogueira, who used this exact product to address red spots. In her video, she suggests tapping on this green concealer to the areas you want to neutralize, setting it with loose powder, and then going over with your regular, skin-tone concealer before applying foundation.
To brighten under eyes on a budget, try Milani’s Supercharge Undereye Tint. It not only reduces darkness due in part to its packed formula of hyaluronic acid, plant-based collagen, niacinamide, and caffeine, but it’s also packed with shimmery micro-pearls that help bounce light away, thus illuminating the area.
Cream Color Correctors
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Corrector Skinstick
Live Tinted Huestick Corrector
Bobbi Brown Skin Corrector Stick
If anyone knows good skin, it’s Rihanna. Her tight edit of Fenty Beauty Match Stix Corrector Skinsticks is best used for brightening your under eye bags. This product is only available in four color-correcting shades but is meant to be worn in tandem with your concealer.
While you could use this Best of Beauty-winning Live Tinted Huestick Corrector for dark, blueish areas, it also acts as a four-in-one eye, lip, and cheek multistick. We love a product with range, especially one that glides on as easy as this does. This finish is semi-matte with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalane, and vitamin E, the Huestick Corrector has a soft, semi-matte finish that won’t look cakey. It also introduces a dose of vitamin C to help brighten dark spots over time.
Bobbi Brown’s Skin Corrector Stick is one of Thomas’s go-to products, which acts as a combined color corrector and concealer in one swipe. Its inclusive, 12-color shade range means that a vast selection of undertones is available to camouflage dark spots. Made with coffee seed extract, it will literally wake up your under eyes, while the addition of salicornia (a type of succulent) provides moisture.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish! Color Corrector
Ben Nye Mojave Adjuster Wheel
Conceal pigmentation with Charlotte Tilbury‘s easy-to-use Magic Vanish! Color Corrector. Available in four shades of orangish reds, this creamy formula comes in a small pot and is best applied with your own fingers, thanks in part to its buttery texture made with carnauba wax. What’s not to love?