Colour correctors – do you actually need one? 100%, yes. Once you get the hang of it, colour correctors can do it all, from faking a good night’s sleep and camouflaging blemishes to even hiding stubble or blocking eyebrows. If you’ve ever tried to use a concealer or foundation on top of a really red pimple, but it still showed up pretty red, you’d probably benefit from using a green concealer before applying your regular concealer or foundation. But how does exactly does using green concealer help with concealing red pimples? Well, it’s all got to do with colour theory.

How To Use A Colour Corrector

Let’s take a look at a basic colour wheel.

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Notice how red is directly opposite to green? That’s essentially all it is! When a green colour corrector is used on a red pimple, the green cancels the red out, neutralising (or balancing) the colour of the pimple. This creates an even base; something that’s not too red, so that your concealer can properly do its job of concealing the pimple, rather than mix in with the red.

You can apply the same principle to other parts of the face too, like dark circles underneath the eyes. If you take a close look at your dark circles, you’ll notice that it’s actually a shade of dark blue, as it’s the veins peeking through your skin. The opposite of blue is orange, so apply a tiny bit of an orange (or red, if you have a dark skin tone) colour corrector to neutralise the dark circles. Trust us, this will be a game changer in your makeup routine.

Colour Corrector Cheat Sheet

  • Green: To neutralise acne or pimples
  • Orange/peach/red: To hide dark circles
  • Purple: To brighten yellow undertones

P.S: the aim of a colour corrector is to correct the colour, not to conceal. All you need is the smallest amount, and be sure to blend it into your skin really well. Another pro tip: let the colour corrector dry for a minute or two before applying your concealer or foundation on top.

Now that you know how to use a colour corrector, let’s talk about the best colour correctors in Malaysia so you can level up your makeup game!

Best Color Correctors In Malaysia

1. Wet N Wild Coverall Concealer Palette

Our favourite colour corrector palette if you’re a newbie, the Wet N Wild Coverall Concealer Palette has got everything you need for an even base. It has three colour correcting shades; pink for under the eyes, green for acne, and orange to brighten any blemishes. It’s also got a seriously wonderful cream highlight. – we’d buy the highlight on its own FR. It’s pretty lightweight, blends quite easily into the skin, and layers well with other products. This colour corrector palette is a win in our books!

Why we love it:

  • Has three colour correcting shades
  • Layers well with other products
  • Blends easily

Cons: Not suitable for dark skin tones

Price: RM37.90

Where to buy: Watsons

2. Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Color Corrector

We would be absolutely remiss if we didn’t shout out Ms Huda Beauty, because the #FauxFilter Color Corrector is all anyone’s talking about on Tik Tok. Available in seven shades, this baby can seriously lighten up the darkest of circles, and all you need is a tiny dot! Trust us, a little goes a long way. This stuff blends out like a dream, and it dries down beautifully so you can layer your concealer really easily on top. The consistency is super thin, making it really lightweight and breathable, too.

Why we love it:

  • Thin texture
  • Pigmented
  • Easily blendable

Cons: Pricey

Price: RM154

Where to buy: Sephora

3. Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser

Probably the colour corrector that started it all, the Instant Anti Age Eraser by Maybelline is a double threat. It’s not just a regular concealer; it has concentrated coloured pigments within the formulation that covers up dark circles effortlessly. It’s super creamy and blends out incredibly well, and we also love the fact that it has a buildable medium to full coverage, too. A drugstore favourite, you really can’t go wrong with this one.

Why we love it:

  • Creamy
  • Buildable
  • Medium to full coverage


  • Unhygienic sponge applicator

Price: RM44.90

Where to buy: Guardian

4. Tarte Shape Tape™ Corrector

Oh, Shape Tape. Where would we be without you? Everybody’s favourite concealer has a sister line; the Correctors, and they’re every bit as amazing as the original Shape Tape™. Truly one of the best colour correctors of all time IMO, the Tarte Shape Tape™ Corrector has excellent coverage and feels really hydrating on the skin. We also love that it dries down really well without feeling, well, dry, which allows for a really smooth application of concealer or foundation on top.

Why we love it:

  • Hydrating
  • Vegan
  • Full coverage

Cons: Not suitable for light skin

Price: RM129

Where to buy: Sephora

5. Dasique Pro Concealer Palette 01 Cover

With a whopping nine colours in a single colour correcting palette, the Pro Concealer Palette 01 Cover by Dasique is all we could ever ask for. This palette has got everything you need to neutralise every single blemish and brighten every area needed, and concealing shades to boot. You can even mix a few shades together to create your own perfect shade! Seriously a lifesaver if you’re travelling, we cannot recommend this colour corrector palette enough.

Why we love it:

  • Travel-friendly
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Multi-functional


  • May not be beginner-friendly

Price: RM120

Where to buy: Watsons

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