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Yellow Color Corrector: What should it be used on?

Redness, brown spots, dark circles... Thanks to the wide variety of color correctors, it is now possible to conceal (almost!) all pigmentation imperfections. What skin irregularity do yellow complexion correctors target? Find out in this article.

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

What is the principle behind complexion correctors?

Tone correctors are tinted cosmetic products that utilize colorimetry, specifically the principle of complementary colors, to even out the skin tone. Two colors are complementary and cancel each other out when they are opposite on the color wheel. This tool, used in both artistic and scientific fields, allows us to better understand the relationships between colors. For example, green is complementary to red, which is why green correctors are effective in neutralizing redness.

Today, we find cosmetic correctors of various colors, each targeting a specific pigmentary flaw. Applied before a foundation, correctors offer the opportunity to create a neutral and homogeneous backdrop, ideal before applying makeup. These tinted products can thus be considered complementary to more traditional correctors, whose colors are modeled on the various skin tones that exist.

When should you use a yellow concealer?

Yellow correctors are generally appreciated for their ability to brighten brown under-eye circles and hyperpigmentation marks. Both issues are related to a overproduction of melanin by the melanosomes, they most often affect people with darker skin, although those with lighter skin are not spared. It's worth noting that the application of a bit of yellow corrector can diminish the appearance of brown spots and pigmented circles, regardless of skin tone.

  • The yellow corrector to fade brown under-eye circles.

    When it comes to the eye contour, yellow correctors are used in the same way as traditional concealers. The equivalent of a grain of rice amount of product is sufficient for each eye. Apply a bit of yellow corrector to your under-eye circles, starting from the inner corner of the eye and moving outward. Then, spread the product and gently pat it into the peri-orbital area for easier absorption. You can use a sponge for this if you wish. The key is to not rub the eye contour, due to the sensitivity of this area.

    Tip : for an even brighter look, we recommend applying our under-eye concealer right after the yellow corrector. Available in six shades, this treatment helps to fade all types of dark circles, including brown ones, while providing a natural finish.

  • The yellow corrector to camouflage the signs of hyperpigmentation.

    To diminish the appearance of brown spots, you can use a yellow concealer before your foundation. Depending on the size of your mark, 2 to 5 colored dots are sufficient. Then, blend the product using a makeup sponge or with your fingers by gently tapping. For an even brighter complexion, you can then apply our tinted serum. Enriched with vitamin C, squalane, and aloe vera, it provides light coverage to your skin while adding radiance and hydration.


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