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Magic Vanish Colour Corrector, £26 | Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury’s buttery-smooth colour corrector is great for those in search of a fool-proof formula. Apply just a little with your ring finger and one of the four shades – each suitable for light, medium and deep skin tones – will brighten any dullness. Mica delivers a smooth finish, while vitamin E keeps skin supple and hydrated. This one’s particularly effective at minimising the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
Available at CharlotteTilbury.com
Total Corrector Wheel, £27.95 | Ben Nye
A go-to for make-up artists, this clever Adjuster Wheel houses several pigmented shades that yield up to 80 applications. It has all the colours to hide everything from redness to dullness and even tattoos – and you only need a small amount to achieve the coverage you need. Added ingredients like carnauba wax, kaolin and vitamin E mean the textures are easy to blend for a more natural, seamless finish. Available in several colourways, there’s a wheel for every skin tone.
Available at GuruMakeupEmporium.com
Ultimate Camouflage Cream, £2.99 | Catrice Cosmetics
This lesser-known product deserves special mention. Well priced, it’s often recommended for its ability to brighten and camouflage skin. When you use it, you’ll find you need less concealer as the putty consistency delivers renewed smoothness and more even tone. It refreshes skin and adds life to dull areas at speed. Just be sure to apply it to well-hydrated skin – unlike some on this list, it isn’t full of key hydrators, so it’s essential it has a base to adhere to.
Available at JustMyLook.com
Radiant Creamy Colour Corrector, £26 | NARS
Available in several shades, this bestselling colour corrector uses micro powders to fill fine lines and pores for a smoother overall look. As such, make-up glides over evenly and lasts longer. Added white water lily, flower extracts and glycerin boost moisture levels for better glow while the formula cancels out unwanted dullness, redness and blueish tones. Alcohol free, it’s gentle enough for all skin types and can be used right up to the lash line without causing any irritation.
Available at NARSCosmetics.co.uk
One Step Correct, £28 | Stila
As the name suggests, this corrects, primes and preps in one go. Apply it all over your face and let the silky formula get to work blurring imperfections and brightening skin. The gel-like consistency absorbs fast, so you can quickly apply make-up on top or wear it alone on days when you want to skip foundation. While it doesn’t offer lots of coverage, it does give your complexion a uniform glow. It’s ideal for those who don’t want to pinpoint coverage or anyone looking to knock back redness when time is of the essence. Like others on this list, a little goes a long way, so use it sparingly and buff in properly to ensure the shimmery texture is well blended.
Available at LookFantastic.com
Huestick, £22.50 | Live Tinted
This was created primarily for use on dark or blueish areas of skin but it’s great for giving lips, eyes and cheeks a hint of even colour. Full of hydrators like hyaluronic acid, squalane and vitamin E, the crayon imparts a soft, semi-matte finish that never looks thick or heavy. There’s extra vitamin C in there too, which further brightens dark spots and uneven tone over time. Scribble this over the areas of skin that need correcting, then blend it out with your finger for best results.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk
Camo Colour Corrector, £4 | e.l.f
These affordable correctors are a TikTok sensation for a reason. Available in blue, yellow, orange and green, each one has been designed to tackle different issues. Yellow cancels out dullness and blue tones; orange corrects under-eye darkness; green tackles redness; and blue adds a touch of coolness when mixed with foundation or concealer. The consistency is smooth with a hydrating feel, which means it layers up nicely and stays crease-free. At just £4 each, you can’t go wrong.
Available at ElfCosmetics.co.uk
Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops SPF 35, £37 | Dr.Jart+
Formulated to calm and heal redness, these Camo Drops are the lighter version of the brand’s original Color Correcting Treatment. Use them to hydrate and protect your complexion, but also to hide imperfections. The formula itself is sheer, opaque and green but it quickly adapts to your actual skin tone, minimising everything from dark circles to under-the-skin bumps and thread veins. Use just two or three drops and buff in with a make-up brush for an even blend. Added ingredients like centella asiatica provide soothing benefits while glycerin locks in non-oily hydration for hours.
Available at Boots.com