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Colour 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 neutralising imperfections. However, the following question arises: is it more effective when used before or after the foundation? Here are some elements of response.

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

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

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

Colour 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 a uniform complexion before the application of makeup. Therefore, to better neutralise skin imperfections, it is recommended to first use the complexion corrector in a targeted 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 moisturising properties, this serum is a friend to dry skin lacking in 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 one apply their concealer?

Now that we have established that it is preferable to apply one's colour corrector before the foundation, the following question arises: when should the concealer be applied? 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 using 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 blurring signs of fatigue in one stroke, it is concentrated in caffeine, in cornflower hydrosol and in niacinamide to act in the long term on dark circles. 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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