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Why use a white complexion corrector?

Today, there is a multitude of skin tone corrector colours available in the cosmetic market. This variety allows for a personalised solution for each individual and every pigmentation issue. Among the lesser-known corrector colours, we find the white corrector. What is the purpose of this product? Learn more in this article.

Published March 25, 2024, by Pauline, Head of Scientific Communication — 3 min read

What is the significance of complexion correctors?

The complexion correctors have been developed based on the principle of colourimetry. When considering the colour wheel, we understand the relationships between colours and how to play with them to perfect our makeup. According to Johannes ITTEN, a Swiss painter of the 20th century, "the colour wheel is a fundamental element of the aesthetic teaching of colours, as it represents the classification of colours".

The appeal of complexion correctors lies in the properties of complementary colours. These are the colours that are directly opposite each other on the colour wheel. For instance, red is the complement of green, blue is the complement of orange, and yellow is the complement of purple. When two complementary colours are mixed, their hues cancel each other out. This is why green correctors are so effective at camouflaging redness. As for the white corrector, its use is a bit more subtle.

How to use a white complexion corrector?

The white complexion corrector does not, strictly speaking, correct a pigmentation irregularity but rather illuminates a specific area of the face. This product is typically used in the inner corner of the eyes, the brow bone, or the centre of the forehead to create points of light and a dimensional effect. It is also possible to apply a few dots of white corrector on the bridge of the nose, above the cheekbones, or on the cupid's bow, much like a highlighter.

To achieve a subtle and luminous finish, always proceed by applying light touches with your white concealer.

You can also use your white concealer as a base before your eyeshadow or your under-eye concealer. In the first instance, this uniform and very light backdrop will enhance the pigmentation of the colours that you will subsequently apply to your eyelids. If you choose to apply the white concealer to your under-eye circles, it will intensely brighten your gaze, even if you have very pronounced dark circles, and will provide a better finish for your under-eye concealer. To finish blending your dark circles, we recommend our Typology tinted under-eye concealer. Enriched with niacinamide, caffeine and cornflower hydrosol, this 2-in-1 treatment provides both high coverage and long-term effectiveness against dark circles.

Note : The white corrector is a tool more suited for individuals with fair skin, as the effect it provides on darker skin tones is less natural. If you have dark skin, we recommend opting for a beige corrector which will allow you to achieve a beautiful natural glow.


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