Colour Correcting Primers | What do they do?

Hey Gorgeous Readers!

We use primer to make makeup easier to apply and stay longer. When you walk into a Sephora or Elf though there are so many different colours to choose from. 

Green? Beige? Yellow? Lavender?? 

What do they mean and what should you buy? That's exactly what I was thinking when I delved into the world of colour correcting primers.

Guerlain Météorites in clair
Using my Guerlain finishing powder as an example, because it includes all of the common primer colours- 

White/Clear: Probably your first primer. When I bought my first green primer the beauty consultant said you can mix this with other primers. Or you use your tinted primers in your targeted areas (like acne or dark spots) and the clear in the other areas of your face. 

Green: This reduces redness and hides blotchy skin tones.

Beige/Peach: This hides dark spots and evens out your skin tone. It also brightens.

Yellow: Like the green primer it hides redness and great especially for under eye area.

Purple/Lavender: Brightens and evens out skin tone. 

Pink: Brightens like the lavender and also adds a glow or blush.

Personally I use an ELF mineral green tinted primer under my makeup and now that I have the above finishing powder, that over everything. 

ELF is my new favourite because compared to any other brand it's a bargain and works just as well. Their mineral infused primer comes in clear, green, lavender, and beige/peach.

Smashbox also does a green and peach. They have lavender listed in the product description at sephora, but I can't find it listed even as out of stock or anywhere on Smashbox's website.

I haven't personally tried the following, but Bobbi Brown's corrector line in an array of pink to dark beiges has rave reviews. For a splurge Dior has a pink peach primer with a brush applicator. Koh Gen Do and bareMinerals both have yellow based primers. For an eye primer Benefit has a nice yellow one too.

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 


  1. I really want that finishing powder! Looks stunning!

  2. Perfection <3
    wish you a great weekend ahead…

  3. good post! :) I was always confused with colors concealer and the truth is always used the same color, so consider more colors especially for acné :)

  4. love the post! And color correcting primer really help a lot!
    Passando para desejar um ótimo dia!


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