Your Magical Color Corrector Guide & How To Use Them

Discover Charlotte’s ultimate guide to color correctors and how to use them, featuring the NEW! Magic Vanish color corrector compacts.

Color correctors magically work to neutralize and help even out the look of the skin for a flawless-looking complexion and gorgeous canvas for face makeup! They come in different colors, consistencies and intensities, and which type you should use depends on your skin type, skin tone and personal skin wishes.

Discover Charlotte’s ultimate guide to color correctors and how to use them below!


“My secret formula can cheat the appearance of a full night’s rest!”

- Charlotte Tilbury

Magic Vanish still life

The magic of color correcting makeup is now part of Charlotte’s iconic beauty collection with her NEW! Magic Vanish compacts. Available in 4 skin-neutralizing shades, the buttery, feather-light formula magically color corrects the appearance of pigmentation and dark circles on the skin for a flawless-looking complexion.

With Magic Vanish applied, 100% agreed that the blue color of dark circles appear visibly neutralized and 99% agreed it smooths the look of the skin!*


The key to brighter-looking skin is choosing the right shade for you. Charlotte’s Magic Vanish color correctors come in 4 shades, ranging from nude, peach sheer tones to a deep orange-red for intense correcting. Typically, peach, orange and red color correctors are best applied on dark spots on the face, often found under the eyes, around the mouth and on the forehead, but can be used anywhere on the face where you find you’d like to correct the appearance of discoloration or hyperpigmentation.

Discover the shade range below to find your perfect color corrector!

Magical Colour Corrector

Fair: Magic Vanish in Fair is a color correcting concealer in a nude-peach tone. Use this if you have fair skin and would like to neutralize blue-ish tones on the face and under the eyes.

Medium: If you have a medium skin tone and want to neutralize blue-purple tones on the face before applying foundation, choose this peachy-orange color corrector.

Tan: Magic Vanish in Tan is an orange color corrector perfect for concealing pigmentation and dark circles. Choose Tan if you have a medium-to-tan skin tone and apply under the eyes and on any other areas of hyperpigmentation for complexion perfection!

Deep: For intense color correcting, choose Deep. The highly-pigmented orange-red color corrector is great to neutralize hyperpigmentation, dark spots and dark circles, especially for those with tan-to-deep skin tones.


Follow Charlotte’s step-by-step tutorial to complexion perfection, featuring Magic Vanish colour correctors!

  1. Pearly-white face cream in a glass jar with a gold-coloured lid and a fawn-coloured eye cream in a petite glass jar with a gold-coloured lid.

    Step 1: Moisturize & Hydrate

    Start by moisturizing your face with Charlotte’s Magic Cream, massaging the rich formula onto the skin using outward motions and the Tilbury Tap technique (a pitter-patter of the fingertips on the skin) for a healthy, brighter-looking complexion. Complete moisturizing the skin by applying Magic Eye Rescue eye cream to help revitalize and hydrate the under-eye area.

  2. An open, mirrored-lid colour-correcting compact in a light peach shade.

    Step 2: Color Correct

    Next, use your chosen shade of the Magic Vanish colour corrector and apply to the under-eye area by tapping lightly with your ring finger for a brighter-looking base for your concealer. Apply and blend out on any other areas of discoloration which may be around the mouth, near the nose or on hyperpigmentation and dark spots, to conceal and create an evened-out canvas for your foundation.

  3. GIF with foundations in frosted glass bottles with the lids removed and gold-coloured pump dispensers.

    Step 3: Buff & Blend

    Using the large, flat-topped head of the dual-ended Hollywood Complexion Brush, apply Charlotte’s NEW! Airbrush Flawless Foundation to your skin. Blend the full-coverage formula outwards from the centre of your face for a flawless, poreless-looking, airbrushed, natural matte finish.

  4. A concealer in a light beige shade in golden-coloured packaging.

    Step 4: Conceal & Brighten

    Apply the Magic Away liquid concealer under the eyes and other areas on the face you’d like more coverage, paying extra attention to where you applied your Magic Vanish colour corrector. The full-coverage creamy formula is perfect for creating a flawless-looking canvas; apply from the magic cushion applicator and blend with your fingertips or the angled, small head of your Hollywood Complexion Brush.

  5. An open, mirrored-lid, mini, pressed powder compact in a grey-beige shade.

    Step 5: Set Your Base

    Set your flawless-looking makeup in place with Charlotte’s iconic Airbrush Flawless Finish setting powder to minimize shine and Apply it under the eyes, around your nose and anywhere else you applied your concealer for a dreamy soft-focus finish!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.