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Yellow Colour Corrector: What should it be used on?

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

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

What is the principle behind complexion correctors?

Complexion correctors are tinted cosmetic products that utilise colourimetry, and more specifically, the principle of complementary colours, to even out the complexion. Two colours are complementary and cancel each other out when they are opposite on the colour wheel. This tool, used in both artistic and scientific fields, allows us to better understand the relationships between colours. For example, green is complementary to red, which is why green correctors are effective in neutralising redness.

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

When should one 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 should be noted that the application of a little yellow corrector can reduce the appearance of brown spots and pigmented circles, regardless of skin tone.

  • The yellow corrector to diminish 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 little yellow corrector to your dark circles, starting from the inner corner of the eye and moving outwards. 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 not to rub the eye contour, due to the delicacy 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 concealer for masking hyperpigmentation marks.

    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 coloured 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 giving it radiance and hydration.


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