Countless products promise to correct dark spots from hyperpigmentation or hide dark circles under the eye. Only for you to discover that not much has changed in your skin tone.
That's where this guide on colour correction and hyperpigmentation comes to help. At Ava Estell, we know that treating hyperpigmentation needs skincare products with active ingredients to start to notice a difference in complexion.
However, while the dark marks begin to fade, some individuals use a colour corrector for hyperpigmentation. This can help cover the appearance of discolouration and boost self-confidence while other skincare products are working behind the scenes to tackle the hyperpigmentation cause.
So, let's look at why colour correctors are so popular for dark spots and why many melanin-rich individuals use them as a quick fix while waiting for their hyperpigmentation to fade.
[Disclaimer: This guide will look at the benefits of using a colour corrector, especially if you're waiting for your hyperpigmentation marks to fade and want to cover up any imperfections. It's not a permanent solution, so we suggest speaking with a professional to discuss what your hyperpigmentation cause is for your skin type.]
Choosing the Right Colour Corrector
Colour correctors typically neutralise discolouration on the skin. And for hyperpigmentation, this discolouration will look different on varying skin complexions.
For example, deep skin tones need darker colour correctors for more melanin-rich eye circles. In contrast, fair skin will need a lighter colour corrector to cover hyperpigmentation marks.
So, it's essential to know what colour corrector is the most suitable for your skin type to give you the best coverage. That's why many makeup artists and skincare professionals will look at the colour wheel and discover your undertone and what corrector will be a perfect match.
Understanding Colour Theory
This is a key part of matching what colour corrector for hyperpigmentation is for you. For instance, medium skin tones that have redness concerns may opt for a green colour corrector to give the skin a better complexion.
Similarly, if you have a darker skin tone with uneven skin concerns, you would need to use a colour that not only works to cover the hyperpigmentation but does not make any uneven colour look worse.
Colour and Application
Using a colour corrector for hyperpigmentation on brown skin involves knowing where your hyperpigmentation stands on the colour wheel.
- Peach or orange corrector: These work best when you want to conceal dark circles that are bluish in discolouration. These colour correctors work best on medium to deeper skin tones.
- Yellow colour corrector: This helps brighten dull skin imperfections. It also counteracts purple or bluish tones you may notice from bruises or veins.
- Purple or lavender colour corrector: Works to target any unwanted yellow undertone. Again, if the skin is dull, this can help reveal a healthier glow.
- Green corrector: This removes the appearance of redness you may get from acne or other skin trauma hyperpigmentation.
Prepping Your Skin with Ava Estell
We highlighted two Ava Estell products to help fade hyperpigmentation and prepare your skin before the colour correction step in the makeup routine.
Before you apply the best colour corrector for hyperpigmentation on your skin, you'll need to cleanse your face. The Micellar Cleanser is gentle enough to use every day without stripping away the skin's natural oils and keeping it feeling clean.
Thanks to its active lactic acid, you'll notice your skin having less discolouration and feel hydrated before the colour-corrector application.
Once you've cleansed the skin, you can hydrate with the Night Cream moisturiser. Its lightweight formula works on various skin types with melanin-rich complexions in mind.
Stand-out ingredients include the aloe vera gel, a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It helps to reduce redness you may find with your specific skin concerns.
The Night Cream also has vitamin E oil to target those dark eye circles and soothe the delicate eye area.
Blending and Setting
If you want to achieve a natural finish with the best colour corrector for hyperpigmentation for your skin, you should remember to blend and set the product. Sometimes, we use makeup on dark spots and discover that the coverage we wanted didn't last long.
That could be due to a lack of blending or forgetting to use a setting product like a powder or spray to keep the makeup product in place. Keep that in mind when you're purchasing colour correctors, as you want something that will work with your skin type and can last.
Colour Correcting For Hyperpigmentation: Closing Thoughts
Using a colour corrector for hyperpigmentation coverage can temporarily even out your skin tone while you're waiting for your dark marks to fade. At Ava Estell, we understand that hyperpigmentation doesn't fade immediately. It can take some time to see noticeable changes in your complexion.
During that transformation, you may want to cover up the dark marks that are still visible with a colour corrector to help with your confidence for a quick fix.
Understanding the colour that works for your hyperpigmentation needs is essential. And having a smooth base to put this product onto is also necessary. So, discover which Ava Estell products work to give your skin a healthy glow underneath the colour corrector today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What colour correction is best for hyperpigmentation?
This depends on the skin tone and type of hyperpigmentation you wish to target. So, find a colour corrector that neutralises or balances the dark marks on your skin type.
How do you colour-correct dark hyperpigmentation?
You should start by cleansing and moisturising your skin to give your colour corrector a smooth base. Darker spots will need a peach or orange corrector, while redness will opt for a green colour corrector.
How do you hide pigmentation with a colour corrector?
Use appropriate tools, like a makeup sponge or concealer brush, or clean fingers to blend the colour corrector into the skin. Focus on the hyperpigmentation areas.
What cancels out pigmentation?
Treatment skincare products from Ava Estell's entire collection can help reduce hyperpigmentation marks over time.