Colour Coded | Colour Correcting 101 With Stila’s Correct & Perfect All-In-One Colour Correcting Palette | Review

Color Coded | Color Correcting 101 With Stila's Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette | Review |

Hey Beauties! 

Just like anything else, trends in makeup come and go but some looks are timeless. This spring and summer; brands, makeup artists and beauty gurus are going to be flaunting cobalt blue eyes, cherry red lips and ultra bronzed skin but the biggest trend is the most classic of them all – bare, naturally perfected skin. 

So this season, it’s time to put down the heavy, full coverage foundation and let your skin shine through. The best way to do that is to treat the parts of your complexion that you believe need covering and then let the rest be free with a lightweight veil and that is where Colour Correction comes into play. 

Colour Correcting is the hottest thing in the beauty industry at the moment and while it looks complicated it’s actually rather simple. Essentially, you are using tinted concealers to counteract natural tones in the skin, even out the overall tone and neutralize imperfections. before applying foundation.

Color Coded | Color Correcting 101 With Stila's Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette | Review |

Colour Correcting 101

There are so many more ways to perfect the skin and hide imperfections than caking on layer after layer of foundation. Colour Correcting is the easiest way to improve the appearance of your skin without adding a ton of product. 

It’s really rather simple, CC is all about cancelling out tones and discolourations in the skin with bright hued concealers before you apply foundation. Taking this step will ensure you use less foundation in the long run and you are left with perfected skin.

 It may seem strange to be adding colour to your skin but it works wonders and you won’t see a thing once it is covered. 

Let’s break it down into quick and easy steps! 

1. Plan ahead, find the tones in your skin like redness around the nose, darkness under the eyes, purple sallowness on the cheeks etc and find the opposite shade on the colour wheel. That is the colour you should use to counteract the tone. 

Check out this chart to see which colour you should use depending on your issue.

Color Coded | Color Correcting 101 With Stila's Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette | Review |

2. Apply your moisturizer and primer.

3. Apply the corrector onto the area that needs to be neutralized. 

4. Apply in thin layers and blend in between before layering until you get the coverage you desire. 

5. Apply foundation over top using a beauty blender and a dabbing motion so you don’t disturb the colour underneath.

Colour Correcting Products

Colour Correctors come in many forms from liquid concealers and primers to cream concealers and powders. You can buy them in individual shades or in palettes with every shade you might need. They all have the same purpose and perform about equally offering different options in pigmentation, coverage and lasting power.

There are quite a few really fantastic options out on the market but my personal favourite is the new Stila Correct & Perfect All-In-One Colour Correcting Palette

The Stila Correct & Perfect All-In-One Colour Correcting Palette retails for $59 CAD/ $45 USD and is the ultimate colour correcting palette with absolutely everything you might need for a flawless, perfected complexion. It comes in a stunning metallic gold and pink marble compact (it’s seriously beautiful!) and it fits in the palm of your hand. 

Inside are 5 correcting creams in peach, pink, yellow, green and a bright reddish orange and 2 finishing powders in yellow (even tone) and purple (brighten). 

Color Coded | Color Correcting 101 With Stila's Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette | Review |

The correcting creams can be used individually or mixed together to create the perfect correcting cocktail. They are beautiful lightweight creams that provide sheer to medium, buildable coverage that is strong enough to neutralize tones completely but blends out seamlessly to a sheer tint that won’t be noticeable underneath foundation.

I like to apply the creams with my fingers or a small concealer brush and I prefer to warm the product up on the back of my hand before applying. I have found that the best way to apply them is to tap them into the skin without swiping or rubbing. They are so creamy that they melt into the skin instantly without feeling greasy at all. 

Once the creams are set with one of the two setting powders, which are super silky and smooth, they never crease or migrate and they don’t ever look cakey or heavy. 

The Correct & Perfect Palette has absolutely everything you need to master colour correcting and it comes in such a beautiful package. The creams are gorgeous, they offer great coverage with a lightweight, ultra creamy feel and the powders work beautifully to set not only the creams but other products as well. 

If you are interested in playing with colour correcting and you have more than one issue to address then I highly suggest you pick up a correcting palette and the Stila option is my personal favourite! 

The Stila Correct & Perfect All-In-One Colour Correcting Palette is available at Sephora and Stila



  1. Frank Priegue
    March 26, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Very detailed post. I like how you broke it down by chart and product.

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:37 am

      Thank you Frank!

  2. Katy
    March 26, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I can never understand color correcting. I have noticed though that either a light peach or pink toned concealer definitely helps with my dark circles! I love how you made this seem simple!

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:38 am

      Thanks Katy! It really is easier than it seems and you can do it!

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:38 am

      Thank you so much Janae! I'm so glad I could help!

  3. Yiotou_La
    March 26, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    This is very helpful, I saved it for future reference!! I love the colour chart, it makes colour correcting easier.

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:38 am

      I'm so happy I could help Yiota! Thank you for reading!

  4. PJ Zafra
    March 26, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    You did a great job on this post. My female relatives and my mom would enjoy this. I'll share this with them. You pretty broke down everything and made it all sound simple. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:39 am

      Thank you so much, I really hope your mom enjoys it! Thank you for reading!

  5. Julie May
    March 27, 2016 / 1:48 am

    I have the Nyx one but haven't played with it much. But I do have a lot of rednedd on my cheeks so I guess I need to pull it out and start using the the yellow shade! Just stumbled across your blog and I absolutely love it. Followed u on BL! 🙂

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:40 am

      Aww thank you so much Julie! You should definitely give it a try, green really works wonders on redness!

  6. Olivia
    March 27, 2016 / 4:52 am

    NYX has some really great palettes! I was at Target today and saw a super nice contour kit at was only $10 I think!-OliviaMiss Olivia Says

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:41 am

      NYX has some amazing products! They are definitely the go to for affordable makeup!

  7. Journey Freak
    March 27, 2016 / 5:46 am

    Ahhh! Color correcting is so confusing to me! This posts helps a lot though! Thanks for the info! Love NYX.

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:41 am

      I'm so glad I could help, if you have any questions let me know!

  8. Nina & Ellie Alexander
    March 27, 2016 / 8:36 am

    This is the first time we actually hear about color correcting and will definitely give it a go. Doesn't it take up too much time, however?

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:41 am

      It doesn't take much time at all but it is an extra step!

  9. Sabrina Barbante
    March 27, 2016 / 9:30 am

    I love these colors. I ask you a suggestion: as a brunette (typically Italian look) do you think these colors suits me? Even more so, when I'll turn BLIKE A BROWNY in the next 3 months? 🙂

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:43 am

      These colours work for every skin tone, the darker your skin the brighter the pigment should be!

  10. Anonymous
    March 27, 2016 / 10:53 am

    The stilla palette is gorgeous, the nyx one I find it a bit too greasy for my taste. Love color correcting ,but I don't use it as much I like I do it every now and then when I need the little extra glam

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:43 am

      The NYX one is great but the Stila one is a million time better! Give it a try!

  11. jackie nims
    March 27, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing all of these!, am so lost when it comes to make up, this is a great reference

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:43 am

      I'm always happy to help Jackie! Thank you for reading!

  12. Sharon Beauty Prime
    March 27, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Helpful post. I have never understand color correcting. I'm skeptical about trying it but what you wrote make sense to me.

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:44 am

      Glad I could help break it down. Give it a try and you might be surprised!

  13. Seersucker Sass
    March 27, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    SO thankful for this post! I was gifted a green concealer, but I really had no idea how to use it. I can't wait to see how it works now that I've read your tutorial :)XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:45 am

      I'm SO glad I could help love! I will be filming a tutorial as well so stay tuned!

  14. Emma Byers
    March 27, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    I've never done anything with color correcting, but after this post I just might! So so many useful tips here!

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:45 am

      Thank you for reading Emma! Give it a try!

  15. Jessica Bradshaw
    March 27, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    I have a lot of redness. This is something I need to get much better at (working with color correcting). Thank you for sharing. I need to check out the Stilla.

    • La Belle Sirene
      March 28, 2016 / 12:47 am

      You can always try a green toned primer to help with overall redness as well!

  16. Allan Liwanag
    March 28, 2016 / 9:20 am

    I know nothing about makeup. Sorry. But what I do know is that my wife found this blog post really helpful for her. She said that your 101 lesson will keep her from spending too much time fixing her makeup. I don't even know what it means.

  17. Olivia
    March 28, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Perfection! I just saw something about this the other day on TV and wanted to know more since I was born with dark circles. Thanks for the help!

  18. MaBelleVie Lifestyle Blog
    March 28, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Great post Courtney! I just wish these brands would come out with better correctors for deeper skin tones. Then we would all be happy

  19. Sydney
    March 28, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I love color correcting, and I'm looking at buying the green Sephora Bright Future color corrector now! I hadn't realized that pink brightens skin. Fantastic post!Sydney

  20. EuroAsia Fashion By Kintan
    March 29, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Amazing post and so informative.Love the make-up items.xoxo

  21. SveetesKapes
    March 29, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Excellent way to break it down, love how you have made it so simple for us all to understand. I have been using peach for a long time and glad to know from you list that I have been (unknowingly) doing it right :)xx, Kusum |

  22. Rittz Reyes
    April 7, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    This post is so informative and lovely XD! Thank you for sharing!

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