11 Color Correcting Products for Women of Color That Actually Work

Makeup is not one-size-fits-all, and the effectiveness of color correctors depends on how well they blend with various hues and skin tones. Specifically, color correcting can prove to be tedious for WOC because of undertones, hyper-pigmentation and scaring in darker skin that need special attention. According to an interview with Stylecaster, Gilbert Soliz, the Global Makeup Artist for Marc Jacobs Beauty, says that the best correctors for medium to dark skin tones are “rich yellows, burnt corals, and orange shades.” Based on this recommendation, we’ve found 11 color correcting products that are perfect for dark-skinned beauties out there in need of some new products.

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit ($40 at Ulta Beauty)

This palette is available in four shades and can be used for color correcting, contouring and highlighting––talk about getting all your bases covered! Watch below as beauty vlogger Princess Ezeofor gives her best tips for correcting discoloration, dark marks and hyper-pigmented lips.

2. BH Cosmetics Foundation & Concealer Palette 2 ($9.99 at BH Cosmetics)

This palette has buildable shades that can work both as concealer or foundation for dark skin tones. The shades in this set are especially impactful around hard-to-erase under-eye circles. 

3. M·A·C Studio Conceal and Correct Palette in Dark ($35 at MAC Cosmetics)

In this palette, the "Pure Orange" shade specifically acts flawlessly when blended, and you'll probably find yourself using this every day under your concealer.

4. Sephora + Pantone Universe Correct + Conceal Palette ($49 at Sephora)

Even though this palette comes with detailed instructions, you'll want to watch YouTuber Kendra Murrell show off her impressive hacks for using these shades to conceal under eye circles and acne scars. 

 

5. Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Deep Peach ($29 at Sephora)

You can't have a complete makeup arsenal without this color correcting fluid! Say goodbye to pesky acne scars and dark marks, and hello to evenly toned skin. 

 

6. Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector in Peach ($30 at Becca Cosmetics)

This peach-hued color corrector neutralizes dark spots and hyper-pigmentation, which is perfect for WOC. We can't emphasize enough how crucial a peachy-orange corrector is, even in more natural looking makeup routines. 

7. MAKE UP FOR EVER 5 Camouflage Cream Palette Color Correct & Concealer ($40 at Sephora)

Beauty vlogger Destiny Godley agrees that this palette works wonders on tan to dark skin tones. Watch her finished look below for major makeup inspo!

 

8. Smashbox Color Correcting Stick in Orange ($25 at Smashbox)

This orange color correcting pencil is great if you're looking for easy and precise application to discolored areas.

9. Makeup For Ever Full Cover Concealer ($34 at Sephora)

This full-coverage concealer comes in many shades, and it's specifically designed with "a high concentration of pigments that stay put" to cover major imperfections like hyper-pigmentation, burns and even tattoos.

10. L.A. GIRL HD Pro Concealer ($4.99 at Ulta Beauty)

YouTuber EssieShay recommends this concealer as a color corrector, not just because of the diverse shade offering, but also because of how friendly this high-quality product is on your wallet. 

 

11. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick ($25 at Sephora)

Rihanna definitely proved she knows what WOC need with her entire Fenty Beauty line, so we couldn't finish this without a mention. Her Skinsticks come in 20 shades, and are perfect for precise concealing of discoloration. 

Now that you've got a flawless, smooth finish, what other products will you use to complete your makeup look? 

About The Author

Lola George is a junior at the University of North Texas, majoring in print journalism with a minor in kinesiology. Lola is also an AFAA certified personal trainer and spin instructor. Upon her graduation, she aspires to be a full-time magazine editor for lifestyle, wellness and beauty. Like Audrey Hepburn, Lola believes in pink. She also believes that sweating is sexy, fitness should be fashionable, and muscles and makeup go hand-in-hand. Lola loves to sweat, shop, take selfies, and exfoliate.

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