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When should you use a purple color corrector?

A purple concealer: what could it possibly be used for? Once overlooked, concealers have gained popularity in recent years in the cosmetic industry. Thanks to the diversity of shades offered, color concealers provide a personalized solution for everyone. What role does the purple concealer play in this cosmetic palette? Let's discover it together.

Published March 25, 2024, by Pauline, Head of Scientific Communication — 4 min read

In short, color correctors.

Tone correctors are complementary cosmetic products to foundations or concealers that help achieve an even complexion. There is a multitude of colors for correctors : yellow, green, red, purple... Each color aims to correct a specific pigmentation flaw. Tone correctors rely on the principle of complementary colors: when two complementary colors are mixed, their hues cancel each other out.

Complementary colors are those colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. For instance, green is complementary to red, which is why green correctors are effective in neutralizing redness. Applied just before the foundation, the color correctors allow for a more uniform makeup base, which subsequently facilitates its application and enhances its appearance.

What is the significance of purple correctors?

Purple correctors are traditionally used to provide a healthy glow and brighten the complexion. Indeed, purple is the complementary color of yellow and is thus very useful for reviving a dull complexion and giving it radiance. This issue is often associated with an accumulation of dead cells on the skin's surface and goes hand in hand with an uneven skin texture. Skin aging, poor diet, smoking, stress, or even excessive sun exposure can be responsible and give the skin a yellowish appearance.

Purple concealers help to address this issue by providing an immediate radiance boost to the skin. There are several shades of purple concealer, from very light lilac to darker plum. For a natural and fresh finish, it is generally recommended for people with a matte complexion to lean towards a darker purple, and for those with fair skin to opt for a shade closer to pink.

How to use a purple concealer?

The application of a purple concealer is typically done following one of two methods: either by direct application on bare skin or by mixing it with a foundation. For this, we recommend our tinted serum, formulated with Vitamin C, a recognized antioxidant active for its ability to brighten the complexion and protect the skin from oxidative stress. This hybrid product offers you light coverage while taking care of your skin.

If you wish to apply the purple corrector directly onto your skin, start by placing a few drops on your forehead, on your cheeks, and on your chin before blending with your fingers or a makeup sponge. You can then use your tinted serum or foundation if you wish.

If you prefer to save time and follow the second technique, start by dispensing a dollop of foundation or a dropper of tinted serum into the palm of your hand before adding one or two drops of purple concealer. Then mix the two products and apply them evenly to your face, using your fingers or a makeup brush. Don't forget to blend well by gently tapping.

Regardless of your choice, use the purple corrector sparingly, or you risk ending up with an unnatural, pallid complexion, far from the desired effect.


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