Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Under Eye Color Corrector is available in 5 shades ranging from peachy pink to rich orange and can be used to increase the effectiveness of concealer at cancelling out dark under eye circles. It can also be used anywhere else on the face to neutralize dark spots or pigmentation issues. These are $30 for 0.3 fl. oz. / 9 ml and can be purchased from Huda Beauty, Sephora, and Kohl’s.
I chose Pink Pomelo, which is the lightest shade, and it is probably the darkest peachy pink under eye corrector I’ve ever purchased. It is definitely quite dark if I just use it by itself and I feel the need to brighten the area back up with concealer after using it. I have both purple and green tones to correct around my eyes. This does better at cancelling out the greens from veins near my inner corner. It helps a little with the purple under my eyes but not as much as other correctors I’ve tried. Using this together with concealer is a bit more effective than just using concealer alone.
Here’s a before and after using the corrector on one eye and not the other. I applied concealer to both eyes so I could see how much of a difference this corrector makes:
The texture is thinner and lighter than I was expecting but it’s also surprisingly pigmented. It’s not watery but it is more runny than a concealer and doesn’t have the dewy, tacky finish of one either. It dries down to a semi-matte, skin-like finish. That said, it’s also not drying and doesn’t leave the skin looking cracked or flat once it is set.
I need a very small amount to actually do the job of color correcting. So much so that I feel I’ll never actually get close to using up the whole container. I’ve tried it with Too Faced Born This Way Concealer (a more hydrating one) and Urban Decay Stay Naked Concealer (a bit more drying) and it has paired well with both. Neither combo results in much creasing in the fold under my eyes. The corrector doesn’t add any extra heaviness so the concealers still sit well on the skin.
The shade I chose seemed like it could make a beautiful blush so, just for fun I decided to try it. The texture works well that way, blending quickly and easily without disturbing my foundation underneath too much. It’s nice that it’s not shimmery/dewy/glowy and just has more or less the same finish as my foundation.
Pros and Cons
Things I like:
- Texture/finish is on point. Looks good, feels good, doesn’t interfere with concealers I’ve used it with.
- Doubles as a very natural looking blush on me.
- Packaging seems nicely designed. Squared sides make it so it doesn’t roll all over the place. Frosted finish keeps away fingerprints. So far it hasn’t gotten messy around the neck of the container.
- Expensive for what it is.
- Maybe one shade lighter/yellower would have been nice.
- Shade I chose doesn’t work to correct other issues like dark spots. To be fair, I usually don’t use correctors for that anyway.
Do I Recommend It?
I don’t think color correctors are a necessity. They are nice to have to boost your concealer but the enhancement is subtle. If you feel you need that extra enhancement and the price isn’t out of your budget, I’d say go for it. The quality of this is nice. I would recommend getting shade matched at a local store if you have that option though!
These two have a similar thin, lightweight texture. The one from Elf is darker, warmer, less pigmented and has a more noticeable paint-like scent. The Elf corrector is visibly too dark on me even when I apply concealer over it. I think it could potentially be just as effective for someone with a skin tone it works for, though.
Here are some other products swatched side by side to give you a better idea of the color. Left to right is:
- Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Under Eye Corrector
- Elf Camo Color Corrector in Peach
- Benefit Erase Paste in 1 Fair (discontinued)
- Too Faced Born This Way Multi Use Sculpting Concealer in Snow (the concealer I use most of the time)