MP! Style Guide: Understanding the different colour correction concealers

There used to just be one type of concealer—the skin-coloured one, right? But now you’re seeing all different rainbow hues on the shelf, and naturally, it’s got you quite confused. Have no fear, we’re here to help.

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When it comes to concealers, it’s all about the colour wheel. Stay with us, here.

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Purple concealer

Purple is opposite yellow, therefore purple concealer helps cancel out the sallow, yellow tones in your skin. This can be used all over.

Green concealer

Similar to purple and yellow, green is opposite red on the color wheel, and therefore counteracts redness from blemishes, rosacea, and broken blood vessels. Dot this over trouble spots.


Opposite of purple, yellow concealer can help erase shadows. Use this under and around eyes.

Peach concealer

The reddish, pinkish, orangey hues in peach concealer work against all the greenish, purplish, and bluish hues in your most troublesome spots. Use this under and around eyes or anywhere else that’s particularly difficult.

And always remember to blend, blend, blend!

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Written by Jackie Kolgraf

I'm the lead style/beauty writer & U.S. content coordinator here at Maximum Pop!, where I get to combine my love for Louis Tomlinson with his love for Adidas. I hail from Boston, and I'm obsessed with my wiener dog, nail art trends, One Direction, and perfume samples. I believe in daily pizza.

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