MAC Pure Orange Studio Finish Skin Corrector

I don’t usually use correctors as I don’t really suffer from dark circles or facial scarring – though I do have the odd straightener burn on my forehead – I’ve been scrolling through the recent search on my blog and it seems that quite a few of do suffer from dark under eye circles so I thought I’d do a review on one of the easiest colour correctors to obtain on the UK market and do a little tutorial later on in the week.

I picked up MAC Pure Orange Studio Finish Skin Corrector (RRP £15.50) at the MAC Pro Store in Convent Garden so I’m not too sure if this is a standard MAC product or Pro product as MAC Pure Orange is a cream corrector NOT a concealer. The main difference between a corrector and a concealer is that a concealer will NOT correct the dark purple tones on dark skin, it just mutes it slightly. The trick is to apply a corrector first to block unwanted tones, a foundation in your exact skintone and finish off with a brightening concealer or highlighter.

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Personally I do think that the MAC Pure Orange Corrector is a great corrector for darker ston tones as it is highly pigmented, long-lasting and offers SPF 35 protection. This little 6g pot might not seem like much but this will literally last you forever – I know this for a fact as it takes me almost 18month to finish up any MAC Studio Finish pot – and a little goes a long way as even a little dab provides enough coverage to effectively conceal dark circles or scars.

I know that there are plenty other orange toned correctors on the market but this has got to be the best one I’ve ever used or swatched but if you don’t believe me – *side eye if you don’t – visit back later on in the week as I will be doing a ‘How To Hide Dark Circles on Dark Skin’ post so keep tuned!

Also if you have any tutorial requests, feel free to tweet me (@Epiphanniea) or drop me an email.

6 Comments
  1. Thanks for the post, I’ve tried this and really liked the pigmentation and correcting power but found that it creased in under my eyes. So I use the maybelline colour sensational lipstick in electric orange and it works great with the real techniques concealer brush. This is a cheaper and easier to get hold of alternative for anyone who is searching for an orange corrector. x

    • Hi Fi,

      Have you tried using a light setting powder under your eyes? I do this every time I apply n under-eye corrector or concealer and it works magic!!

      Thanks for the Maybelline lipstick trick, I know some people that use an orange lipstick from Illamasqua but I’m always on the lookout for budget options

  2. I got excited when I saw this, I thought it was a pretty lipstick/eyeshadow! I’ve never used anything like this before, I’m going to see if I can find one for my skin tone as it’s something I desperatly need! x

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  3. when you apply the corrector on the unwanted area, any need to still apply your normal foundation over it?

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