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Color Corrector: Before or After Foundation?

Selecting the correct order of product application is crucial for achieving a beautiful, even, and radiant complexion. The complexion corrector is a valuable ally in neutralizing imperfections. However, the following question arises: is it more effective when used before or after the foundation? Here are some elements of response.

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Published March 25, 2024, by Pauline, Head of Scientific Communication — 5 min read

Should the color corrector be applied before or after the foundation?

Tone correctors are complementary products to foundations. Indeed, unlike the latter, the colored correctors do not vary according to skin tones and present more original colors such as purple, red, or green. Their purpose is to correct pigmentation imperfections and skin irregularities, following the theory of complementary colors. According to this theory, two colors opposite in the color wheel cancel each other out: this is the case for red and green, blue and orange, or purple and yellow.

Color correctors are formulated with specific pigments that help to blur various pigmentation issues such as redness, dark circles, or brown spots, in order to create an even complexion before applying makeup. Therefore, to better neutralize skin imperfections, it is recommended to first use the complexion corrector in a localized manner and lightly dab with your fingers or a sponge to set the product. This will result in a neutral base, paving the way for more effective makeup application.

Product recommendations?

At Typology, we offer you tinted serums available in six shades, developed according to the FITZPATRICK phototype scale by an American dermatologist from Harvard. More than a foundation, our tinted serum is a hybrid product that provides both light, natural coverage and skincare benefits. Rich in vitamin C, a well-known antioxidant for its ability to brighten the complexion and protect the skin from oxidative stress, and in aloe vera, a natural ingredient with moisturizing properties, this serum is a friend to dry skin lacking radiance. Moreover, its light texture and non-greasy finish will also be appreciated by combination to oily skin types.

In our range of tinted skincare products, you can also find our green anti-redness corrector. Its light texture provides a natural coverage while effectively blurring skin redness and the appearance of small vessels. Moreover, this corrector is enriched with niacinamide, an active ingredient known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It is also formulated with green algae extract, an ingredient specifically targeting vascular imperfections.

When should you apply your concealer?

Now that we have established that it is preferable to apply one's color corrector before the foundation, the next question arises: when to apply the concealer ? Although there is no universal rule, it is generally advised to use it after the foundation, in order to fully benefit from its corrective and illuminating action. Indeed, if the concealer is used beforehand, it may migrate during the application of the foundation and therefore be less covering.

Once you have applied your foundation, place a few drops of concealer from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye. If your dark circles are very pronounced, you can draw a small triangle under the inner corner of your eyes, to provide better coverage and brighten your gaze. Then gently blend with your fingers or a sponge.

Product recommendations?

We have developed a tinted concealer with high coverage at Typology to combine skincare and makeup. Indeed, in addition to fading signs of fatigue in one step, it is concentrated in caffeine, in cornflower hydrosol and in niacinamide to act on dark circles in the long term. These active ingredients improve microcirculation in the eye contour area, smooth the skin, reduce water retention, which is responsible for puffiness, and decrease the intensity of dark circles. Available in six shades, our concealer adapts to all skin tones.

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