Your Guide to Color-Correcting Primers

Your Guide to Color-Correcting Primers

Make-up is an art that requires a lot of skill and creativity. One great skill that we all wish to master is to make your foundation look like our second skin. Thankfully, primers are here to the rescue. With the perfect primer, you can easily achieve that flawless base finish for that coveted “no make-up" make-up look.

Primers are usually applied before concealers and foundation to help even out your skin and provide better coverage. Over the past few years, big brands in the make-up industry have revolutionized the use of primers. Aside from prepping your skin for better make-up application, primers are now often used as color-correctors, helping hide blemishes, redness, and even skin discoloration.

How do primers work?

Think back to the time you learned about the color wheel in grade school and how opposite colors cancel each other out; the same principle applies to color-correcting primers and make-up. So, for example, if you have a big red pimple that you want to conceal, you can use a greenish-hued primer to neutralize the color and help cover up the pimple better.

Read through to know more about color-correcting primers and when and how to use them. (Plus a simplified guide at the end!)

Who needs color-correcting primers?

Color-correcting primers can be used in many ways. They can help hide stubborn spots and blemishes and you can also apply them to help brighten up dull areas around your face. Additionally, color-correcting primers are excellent in evening out your complexion to bring out the colors from your eyeshadows or blushes rather than look pale and unflattering on your skin.

Top uses of color-correcting primers:
  • Cover up redness, scars, and other skin blemishes
  • Even out overly sallow skin
  • Brighten up dark areas around the face
  • Help emphasize make-up shades that look grey and ashy on the skin

How to choose the right color-correcting primer for your skin?

Each skin concern requires a different shade of color-correcting primer to address it. Here are some helpful tips on finding the right color-correcting primer for you:
  • Identify the skin concerns that you’d like to correct. Remember, different issues require different shades of color-correcting primers.
  • Choose a primer shade that contrasts with your skin concern to balance it out. Go back to the color wheel: purple cancels out yellow, orange contrasts with blue, and so on.


LANEIGE Skin Veil: The primer made especially for Asian skin

Staying true to our roots, LANEIGE has studied the unique Asian complexion and formulated an advanced tone-correcting makeup base to give you natural, bright skin. This premium color-correcting primer is a product of over 15 years of skin tone data for Asian-specific skin colors. Here are its key benefits:

  • Enhances the luminosity and clarity of skin, with 12-hour makeup retention
  • Keeps out skin aggressors such as ultrafine particulate matter and dust
  • Lightweight texture and infused with Blue Hyaluronic Acid for a natural, dewy finish

The LANEIGE Skin Veil comes in Pure Violet and Mint Green shades. Learn more about our new and improved formulation here.

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