WOC are using white concealer to brighten their under eyes on TikTok

This is colour correcting on steroids

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 14 2022

Most of us have dabbled in colour correcting makeup techniques in our lives.

Whether it’s to conceal the purplish-blue hue of our under-eyes, trying to minimise unwanted redness, or pepping up a sallow complexion, we’ve tried it all.

But as far as colour correcting is concerned, one-size does not fit all. 

So when we heard that WOC were taking to TikTok to show an alternative use for white concealers, we were all ears to say the least. 

The trend was spearheaded by content creator @blumarinebae, who utilised the cult-famous LA Girl HD Pro Conceal Flat White Corrector (unfortunately not available downunder), to brighten her under eye area to the extreme. 

TikToker @nidalkabashii perfectly summed up our reservations on the colour theory of it all, hilariously captioning her first impressions video: “This stressed me OUT”.

And we understand her misgivings completely, when you consider she used a concealer shade which exists on the opposing side of the shade spectrum. 

But fret not my dear fellows. 

After seamlessly blending out the pale-hued concealer to form a beam of highlighter under her eyes, @nidalkabashii layered a red-toned deep concealer on top (to further counteract the blue and purple undertones in her dark circles). 

On first inspection, this red shade of concealer didn’t appear to blend into her skin tone either. 

But once the TikToker blended her foundation shade over the top the evidence was clear – her under-eyes were brightened and there wasn’t a stitch of white or red-toned concealer in sight. 

Call it magic, call it simple colour theory. All we know is we could watch @nidalkabashii finesse this makeup hack all day – it’s that impressive.

A few other TikTokers have tried their hand at the colour correcting technique too and we’ve been just as mesmerised seeing the results of their makeup experimentation…

On the hunt for a white concealer so you can try this colour correcting technique yourself? We recommend:

e.l.f Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer ($10 at e.l.f Cosmetics); MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer ($18 at MORPHE); and Makeup Revolution Conceal & Correct Concealer ($8 at Revolution Beauty).

e.l.f Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer

MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Correct Concealer

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Main image credit: @nidalkabashii

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).