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When should one use a purple colour 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, colour concealers provide a personalised 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, colour correctors.

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

Complementary colours are those that are situated directly opposite each other on the colour wheel. For instance, green is the complement of red, which is why green correctors are effective in neutralising redness. Applied just before the foundation, the colour 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 colour to yellow and is therefore 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 ageing, poor diet, smoking, stress or even excessive sun exposure can be responsible and give the skin a yellowish appearance.

Purple concealers serve to rectify 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 individuals 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 recognised antioxidant active ingredient known 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 taking a hazelnut-sized amount of foundation or a pipette of tinted serum into the palm of your hand before adding one or two drops of purple concealer. Then mix the two products together 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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