The Best Concealers and Colour Correctors for Dark Skin

Felicia Walker Benson

Over the years we’ve seen many professional products and techniques make their way to our neighbourhood beauty counters. When I was a teen (and even in my 20s), concepts like highlighting, contouring, and sculpting weren’t beauty techniques that I learned in the pages of Seventeen. Now these once pro-only techniques, and the products used to achieve them, are a common occurrence in daily life of beauty lovers.

The latest product to move on from the hands of experts to those of the everyday girl is colour corrector. But what exactly does a colour corrector do? Does it work for women of colour?

Beauty expert Cynde Watson weighs in. “Colour correcting is really important for women of colour because of our multi-tones and the fact that we get hyperpigmentation far more than any other skin tone. Not only that, we scar. Colour correcting helps neutralise the appearance of hyperpigmentation and scarring. So colour correctors are a dream for women of colour.”

Colour correctors come in a rainbow of shade offerings. There’s green, lavender, peach, orange, yellow, red, and pink—oh my! Each shade is designed to cancel out a very specific skin imperfection. For darker skin tones, peach, orange, and red work best because these shades neutralise purple and dark brown discolouration that women of colour experience. Cynde further explains, “For black women, correctors help to mask the imperfection and bring healthy colour back to the skin. The corrector works to balance the tone of the surface skin. Top the corrector, in a patting motion, with a concealer or foundation and skin returns to a healthy, glowing state.”

Now that we understand the benefits of colour correctors, read on as I break down the best colour correctors and concealers for dark skin.

What are your favourite concealers for dark skin tones? Let us know in the comments!

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