Dark Circles Where? These 13 Color Correctors Are Practically Magic Wands

They're game changers.

Dark Circles Where? These 13 Color Correctors Are Practically Magic Wands

If you've ever dealt with dark circles under your eyes, you know the struggle is real. It's hard to mask the darkness in a way that looks natural and flawless. The trick here, though, is to find the right product—and that's where color correctors come in.

"When you don't want to cake on concealer to cover dark circles, color correcting will be your best friend," explains makeup artist and groomer Janice Kinjo, whose clients include Mindy Kaling, Uzo Aduba, and Gabrielle Union. "It is a way to instantly neutralize discoloration, dark circles, and blemish marks underneath your foundation/concealer."

You might think that color correctors and concealers are one and the same (I used to think they were interchangeable), but they're two very different products. "Concealers are significantly different than color correctors," says makeup artist Gina Brooke, whose clients include Cate Blanchett, Kim Kardashian West, and Kerry Washington. "Concealers are highly pigmented and meant to conceal and highlight the skin while matching your skin tone, whereas color correctors are specifically designed to neutralize imperfections by toning down the color of the melanin to create a seamless look."

Brooke says that choosing a color corrector can be more complicated than choosing a new shade of foundation. That's because they're designed to work by neutralizing the skin using the opposite shade on discolored areas. She recommends looking for light formulas that are buildable.

"To keep it simple, for fair complexions, look for pastel color correctors," Kinjo suggests. "For medium tones, yellow, orange, and peach correctors. For dark tones, [try] deep peach to dark orange. Shade-matching will be easier when keeping those tips in mind."

Makeup artist Carolina Dalí-Trites, whose clients include Constance Wu and Storm Reid, says it's important to prep and moisturize the under-eye area first so that your makeup can glide on and blend easily. She shared her prep routine, saying, "I start off by applying on clean skin the Russak Dermatology Clinic Chill Out CBD-infused under-eye gel mask—it helps de-puff, soothe, and moisturize the under-eye area. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes while you're doing your hair, choosing an outfit, or whatever else you're up to in the a.m. For best under-eye mask results, store in a cool place or fridge. Follow with the La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Cream—this cream is hydrating yet not oily, wears nicely under makeup, and has a touch of luminosity, which will help reflect light and instantly make the under-eye area look a little brighter. It's important to choose a moisturizer that's not too rich or oily because that will make the makeup crease."

After prepping, Kinjo recommends applying the corrector just on the area—that's because color correctors have a thicker formulation, so you don't want it to look caked-on. "Then, apply your foundation or concealer on top and blend with your finger, brush, or sponge," she says. "Again, color correctors neutralize color, so there is no need to pack on the foundation or concealer. All it comes down to is blending it with your foundation."

If you want to test them out for yourself, here's a list of the best color correctors, recommended by makeup artists and editors.

Kinjo recommends this one for all complexions. "You can't beat the price point, and the creamy formula can be applied with the brush tip applicator," she says.

"Some of my favorite color-correcting formulas are lightweight gel-based textures such as Le Correcteur de Chanel, which contains a soft-focus pigment that diffuses light to minimize the look of imperfections," Brooke says. "It comes in four buildable colors and provides light-to-medium coverage. I use Rose to illuminate and brighten, Vert to neutralize the appearance of redness, and Apricot and Pêche to diminish the look of dark circles."

"For all complexions, [I like] MAC's Studio Fix Conceal & Correct because it's a palette made for most skin tones, and you can play with the different colors in it," Kinjo says.

Dalí-Trites recommends this one from Charlotte Tilbury. "Using my fingers, I apply it under the eyes—don't forget to apply to the inner and outer corners of the eyes too," she says. "Once I've applied and blended the color corrector, I follow with Nars's Radiant Creamy Concealer. I like to build the coverage little by little, keeping in mind less is more. Applying too much concealer can have the opposite effect drawing negative attention to the under-eye area, and within minutes or hours, [it can] crease. Once I'm happy with the coverage, I seal everything in place to prevent creasing and help the makeup wear longer. I take a small powder brush and apply a light dusting of Dior Backstage Powder-No-Powder to the under-eye area."

Kinjo also likes Live Tinted's Huestick Correctors for all complexions. "They not only neutralize discoloration, but also they're a multifunctional stick that can be used on lips, cheeks, and eyes," she says.

Kinjo recommends this one for olive complexions. "It is creamy and blends very easily with any foundation and concealer," she says.

This color corrector is ultra pigmented, which means it will cover up any dark circles and discoloration with just a pea-size amount. It comes in various shades for different skin tones—yellow, peach, orange, green, and lavender.

Not only is this corrector good for dark circles, but it also works on redness. The creamy formula is waterproof, sweat- and humidity-resistant, and long-wearing. It's also infused with conditioning ingredients to nourish the delicate under-eye area.

This palette pretty much has everything you need to hide those blemishes and discoloration. There are six shades here: light and medium to camouflage imperfections, yellow and peach to deal with dullness and dark circles, green for redness, and purple and pink to brighten.

Maybelline's color-correcting pen features a blender tip for easy and precise application. The creamy formula is highly pigmented and provides full coverage.

You'll never get the old, "You look tired," again with this corrector-concealer product. The liquid formula targets dark circles and dullness for brighter-looking eyes.

Nars's concealer is always a makeup artist and editor favorite, so it's no surprise its color corrector is a winning product, too. It neutralizes under-eye circles, dark spots, and pigmentation.

This waterproof formula blends easily and lasts for hours. In addition to dark circles, it can disguise blemishes and dark spots. Next, Our Under-Eye Circles Are Practically Nonexistent Now Thanks to This Product

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Run Don't Walk: 21 of the Best Nontoxic Beauty Products Are Temporarily Cheap RN

Three beauty editors share their shopping recs.

Run Don't Walk: 21 of the Best Nontoxic Beauty Products Are Temporarily Cheap RN

Sharing is caring, which is why my fellow beauty editors and I want to drop a helpful little hint: Thursday, October 21 through Sunday, October 24 is, most definitely, the most strategic day to stock up on your fave nontoxic beauty staples. (Plus, any other natural, clean, and/or organic formulas that have been loitering on your wish list.) The reason? Credo's once-a-year Friends & Family Sale has officially descended and almost every single brand stocked on the retailer's shelves (IRL and digital) is a whopping 20% off. Folks, that's over 130 of our favorite clean beauty brands! Think Tata Harper, Kosas, Ilia… the list goes on and on.

To get you in the mood, we each decided to reveal seven choice beauty products we highly recommend buying on the cheap while the opportunity presents itself. That said, if you'd like even more shopping inspiration, you can peruse Credo's newest product additions, the retailer's tried-and-true bestsellers, A+ gift ideas, and a selection of offerings that make it easy to segue your routine to the cleaner and greener side if you're keen to make that transition. Your 20% discount will be applied at checkout, whether you're shopping with a mouse and keypad or IRL, and remember to act fast since this is only a once-per-year, four-day-only shindig. Keep scrolling! 21 editor-approved picks are just below. 

This is the best nontoxic foundation (and coordinating primer!) I have ever tried, and, in fact, they're the only clean options I keep in my regular rotation. Plus, they're infused with so many amazing plant-based ingredients, it's like you're wearing a full face of glow-boosting skincare, not makeup.

This luxurious facial treatment might come out of the pot a gorgeous shade of purple, but as you massage it into your skin, it melts into your complexion to deliver the most radiant of finishes.

Simply put, people go wild whenever I wear this particular scent from DedCool. It's a dreamy concoction of juniper berries, pomelo, saffron, black violet, crystal rose, blonde woods, raspberry, vetiver, and it hits on another level entirely. I'm not one to peer pressure, but you need this.

This shine-inducing lip balm from Westman Atelier is a dream come true for anyone who loves a really juicy lip moment but doesn't want to compromise on safe, high-quality ingredients. Enriched with organic goodness, this lip balm translates like a gloss thanks to its epic shine factor while simultaneously delivering a subtle hint of color to enhance your natural lip color.

Call me basic, but this nutrient-dense body lotion from Weleda is, hands down, one of my favorite beauty products I own. That said, this isn't your basic body lotion. If you crave the glistening, glimmering finish body oils leave behind but just can’t stomach the stick and slide factors, you’ll go nuts for this clean, completely natural formula. It leaves you with that same insane skin gleam but applies, looks, and sinks in like a lotion. It absorbs quickly, but the glow and hydration will last however long you wear it before your next bath or shower sesh. 

Replace your serum collection with this one which features a skin-boosting roster of ingredients like hyaluronic acid, K-beauty fermented fares, and amla. I swear on my life it’s a dupe for all others that are triple this baby’s price and it will give your skin the best, glass-like gleam.

This pencil delivers the perfect amount of pigment, and the shape of the tip is great for definition, shading, and filling in your brows whichever way tickles your fancy. Plus, Kosas, per usual, took its pencil to the way next level by infusing it with hair growth-promoting ingredients like castor oil and panthenol provitamin B5. Oh, and is it just me, or does the adorable packaging give off Lisa Frank/Jelly Roll pen vibes?! Super into it

"These divine blush sticks from legendary makeup artist Gucci Westman are, indeed, an investment. That said, if you have the bandwidth to really treat yourself, you won't regret this purchase. (Especially when they're on sale!) The color range is punchy and glorious, and better yet, the ingredients are deliciously creamy, clean, and good for your skin to boot."

"Katie is our in-house perfume aficionado, so when she says to jump on a new scent, we pretty much leap. Perfect for fall and winter, wrap yourself up with this fireside medley of amber, vanilla orchid, Virginia cedarwood, and musk-spiked magic."

"Sure, there are tons of hyaluronic acid serums out there, but sodium hyaluronate is a smaller molecule, which means it’s able to penetrate your skin on a deeper level, leaving you more hydrated. This plant-based serum is full of sodium hyaluronate and citric acid, which works to reduce the appearance of fine lines."

"Summer might be over, but that doesn't mean you need to retire your sunscreen or this new tinted SPF foundation hybrid from Tower 28. It boasts a light to medium buildable coverage, helps protect your skin from sun damage, blue light, and environmentally induced redness. Fun fact, it's the first and only complexion makeup product with the National Eczema Association's Seal of Acceptance."

"Beauty editors wax poetic about Ilia's OG mascara, but we highly recommend you put this new volume-boosting iteration on your wishlist. It will make even the most sparse lashes look full, fluttery, thick, and ultra-long. Wear it for as long as you want, because your application will always look freshly applied."

"This hybrid lip balm/gloss/oil is a true gem. Give it a swipe, and your lips will immediately look plumper and smoother while feeling significantly more hydrated. We stay stocked in every shade."

"If you try one new haircare brand this season, make it Ceremonia. Thoughtfully formulated for all hair types and textures, this lush leave-in tops thirsty strands up with essential hydration while simultaneously nourishing, repairing, and strengthening."

"This oil-based facial serum with SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection is great for everyone, but it's particularly ideal for those with mature or extra-dry skin."

"Victoria Beckham loves this youth-enhancing body oil. Do we even need to continue?"

"So many CBD-enriched facial products smell like straight-up weed. (There, we said it.) This one, however, does not. Despite all the potent plants in Saint Jane's cult-loved formula, its scent is completely lovely (think rose meets sandalwood) and will give your skin an unparalleled hit of luminosity."

"If you're someone who deals with oily skin, congestion, or breakouts, this overnight complexion targeting oil would be a strategic addition to your regimen. Black cumin seed and vegetable charcoal help vacuum out your pores while you log your beauty sleep and you'll wake up to fresher, dewier skin come morning."

"Touted as a 'miracle juice,' this dreamy skin tonic is one part toner one part juicy serum, and the most effortless antidote if you're into radiant, bouncy, megawatt brightness."

"This medium-to-full coverage concealer is packed with potent ingredients to immediately camouflage dark circles while imparting a luminous, ultra-brightening effect. The powerful formula featuring arnica, panthenol, caffeine, peptides, and hyaluronic acid is truly impressive, and the thirsty skin around your eyes will definitely thank you."

"This beautiful spray should come with an addiction warning. Moroccan neroli and Turkish rose flowers offer the most refreshing complexion boost and anytime pick-me-up, whether or not you're wearing a full face of makeup or going bare for the day." Next: The Mascara That Replaced My Latisse Rx, Plus 28 Other Products We Love Right Now

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