While many of us may daydream about having flawless, blemish-free skin—the kind where you can leave the house bare-faced and still feel confident as hell—the reality is that, well, that’s not the reality. Everyone has some kind of skin concern that they manage, be it redness, under-eye circles, acne scars, or a combination of the three. (Present!) That’s where color correctors come in: the makeup solution to a bevy of skincare issues that experts and TikTokers alike rely on to achieve that perfect glow.
You’ve likely seen these targeted products spattered across the makeup aisle—they’re the tubes and compacts of pretty lavender, peach, and mint hues that, at first glance, probably don’t look like they belong anywhere near your skin. But, think again. We spoke with Lori Taylor Davis, Smashbox’s resident makeup artist on how to use color correctors the right way, including the products she swears by.