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Concealer vs. Color Correcting: Which One Works Best for Flawless Skin?

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

Made to cover imperfections, concealer and color correctors are essential products in anyone’s makeup collection. It’s quite common to confuse the two tools, believing that both will produce the exact same results for skin coverage. However, that just isn’t the case. You don’t need to apply multiple layers of thick coverage to hide dark circles, acne, redness, or bruising!

Understanding the difference between concealing and color correcting will help you achieve a more natural makeup look. Let’s break down the difference between concealing and color correcting, and find out which method is better for overall skin coverage.

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What Is Concealer?

Concealer is used to cover, or conceal, hyper pigmentation, blemishes, dark circles under the eyes, and more. Concealer can also be used to brighten certain areas of the face like the under eyes. In general, concealers should be slightly lighter than your actual skin tone, which will help to camouflage imperfections. Like foundation, concealer comes in a wide range of skin tones, and typically provides enough coverage to be used alone or with foundation. In some cases, heavy concealer can cling to dry skin and magnify its texture, or make heavily pigmented areas even more noticeable. Yuck - no one wants that!

What Is Color Correcting?