BEAUTY

Are you wearing the wrong coloured primer?

Purple reign.

We know what you’re thinking: adding another step to your make-up routine isn’t exactly what you want. Even that extra layer of serum already feels like a chore.

But what if we told you that just one product has the potential to make your #nofilter selfies no word of a lie?

Enter: colour correcting primer. Or more specifically, Becca’s highly hyped First Light Priming Filter.

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The purple – yes, purple – formula is designed to boost skin’s radiance by counteracting the yellow tones that can lead to dullness.

A quick colour refresher: violet makes skin look brighter and smoother; green counteracts redness; yellow neutralizes pigmentation and pink adds warmth and brightens.

“Colour correcting is essentiail to create a flawless complexion,” says ACADEMIE Salon make-up director Mikele Simone. “It helps cover up unwanted tones, like redness or dark circles, allowing you to use less foundation and concealer.”

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But if you don’t have time to dab on colour-correcting concealers every morning (save those for special occasions), a colour-correcting primer is the ultimate quick fix.

I applied the new Becca purple primer after my serum, and before foundation, before a night out and was pleased with the results. Don’t be put off by the purple – it applies completely see-through and leaves you with a lovely other-worldly radiance that shines subtly through foundation.

I thought my make-up went on smoother and my skin felt hydrated all night – thanks, no doubt, to the hyaluronic acid and prickly pear extract in the formula.

By day, it worked just as well – and didn’t leave me looking shiny (in a more-greasy-than-glowy way) by mid-afternoon. Win.

Keen to give other purple colour correctors a go? These are three of our favourites:

Stila Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette, $66, Mecca.
Napoleon Perdis Pro Palette Correct & Conceal, $60.
Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector, $50, Sephora.

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