The Best Color Correcting Makeup For Your Skin Type

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While it might sound strange to prep your complexion with a veil of green or purple hued primer, you’d be surprised how beneficial these unconventional colors can be for your skin. Here, we’ve decoded 4 types of color correctors to help you invest in the best formula fit for your skin type. Whether you’re eager to conceal sun spots, dark circles or simply crave an illuminating glow for summer, these trusty tips will get you closer to achieving the fresh, flawless face you’ve been craving all year.

Choose Your Hue!

Find out which color correcting hue is best for your skintype.

Yellow

Yellow primers and concealers effectively cover up purple tones in the skin, including scarring and dark circles under the eyes.

Benefit Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

$20

Macy's

Maifanshi Color Base Yellow

$48

Koh Gen Do

Orange

Orange-based formulas are made for olive and darker skin tones. The hue helps hide freckles, sun spots and acne scars.

Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder in Recharge

$25

MAC

Master Corrector in 2

$39

Giorgio Armani

Green

Green illuminates the skin while concealing redness caused by rosacea and blemishes. This color is best suited for sensitive, acne-prone skin.

Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base

$21

Clinique

Cover Stick Corrector/Concealer in Green

$5

Maybelline

Lavender

Lavender color correcting products give skin a fresh, illuminating glow and works best with yellow-toned skin.

Photogenic Concealer in Lavender

$5

NYX

Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer in Color Balance

$38

Smashbox

Style It With

Style your color correcting primer of choice with antiaging foundation, cream blush, iridescent gloss and a mattifying pressed powder to seal the deal.

No Foundation Foundation Serum

$55

Perricone MD

Bonne Mine Stick Face Color

$32

Laura Mercier

Full-On Lip Polish in Amanda

$19

Buxom

Pressed Setting Powder

$35

NARS