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This 'magic' Charlotte Tilbury colour corrector made me throw out my concealer: 'Literally wipes the dark circles away'

I always get compliments on my “fresh” makeup — and I have this pint-sized colour corrector to thank.

Charlotte Tilbury magic vanish colour corrector
I always get compliments on my “fresh” makeup — and I have this Charlotte Tilbury colour corrector to thank. (Photos via Brittany Johnson)

Read on for my full review of the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Colour Corrector.

A great concealer often becomes an absolute staple once you've said sayonara to your early 20s. Whether it's due to lack of hydration (I carry my water bottle around with me like it's an extra appendage) lack of sleep, little ones or even environmental factors, splotchy skin and dark under eyes are all too common — and not at all welcome.

With Sephora reviewers claiming the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Colour Corrector "disappears on the skin" and their "eyes have never looked brighter or more awake," I knew I had to try it on my own dark under eyes. Any product that can make me look fresh-faced and more awake with less product is a winner in my book.

🛍️Product reviewed: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Colour Corrector

💵 Price: From $39

My rating: 5/5 stars

Sephora shopper rating: 3.9-star rating, 490+ reviews, 117,300+ loves

Charlotte TIlbury shopper rating: 4.4-star rating, 490+ reviews

🛍️ Reasons to buy: This full coverage colour corrector has a cream formulation and matte finish and clinical results showed "100 per cent agreed dark circles appeared visibly neutralized."

Reasons to avoid: Some reviewers said it the formula has a "sticky" feeling — and the packaging is quite small.

A buttery, lightweight, full-coverage colour corrector that conceals pigmentation and brightens the appearance of the under-eye area.

  • Cream formula
  • Matte finish
  • Neutralizes dark circles effectively
  • Small
  • 'Sticky' application
  • Can be drying
$39 at Charlotte TIlbury
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$44 at Sephora

The buttery and lightweight formula neutralizes and corrects the appearance of discolouration on the skin. It's perfect for the under-eye area as it contains light-reflecting Mica to enhance skin's luminosity, as well as flavonoids to aid in reducing puffiness.

someone holding the charlotte tilbury magic vanish colour corrector
The pint-sized colour corrector that packs a punch. (Photo via Brittany Johnson)

The colour corrector comes in four colours.

$39 at Charlotte Tilbury
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$44 at Sephora

Pat a light layer of colour corrector over the discoloured or pigmented area.

The product is also buildable since you can use it under a skin tint, foundation or concealer.

For me, I tried using it everywhere I would typically use a concealer — under my eyes, around my nose and on a red spot on my chin.

someone trying the colour corrector
Before trying the colour corrector with no makeup on. (Photo via Brittany Johnson)

This product has a 3.9-star rating from Sephora shoppers, and has racked up more than 117,000 "loves."

“I'm blown away by how well this works. I have extremely fair skin and very dark under-eye circles. Most concealers do little to nothing to help them. Plus, I'm 43...I do not need a bunch of concealer settling into my crows feet.” raved one Sephora reviewer. “It quite literally 'wipes the dark circles away.'"

someone with charlotte tilbury magic vanish on
Eye on the left has Magic Vanish Colour Corrector on the undereye area. Eye on the right has no colour corrector or makeup. (Photo via Brittany Johnson)

The Magic Vanish Colour Corrector is available on both Charlotte Tilbury and Sephora.

$39 at Charlotte Tilbury
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$43 at Sephora

“Definitely the best under eye colour-correction I’ve ever tried, I could literally just use this and skip concealer.” shared another. “Very impressed. Nice texture, easy to blend, also a little goes a long way.”

“Amazing product! I needed something to cover a bruise from botox injections and it was the only thing that worked.” echoed another reviewer. “I ended up trying it for under my eyes and it really is like magic!”

Both under eye areas, around the nose, and on a red chin spot covered with Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector
Both under eye areas, around the nose and on a red chin spot covered with Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Colour Corrector. (Photo via Brittany Johnson)

However. as the product is a colour corrector and only a small amount is needed, some have said they feel it can be a bit on the drying side.

“The texture is a bit dry for under the eye, so I make sure I moisturize that area first," cautioned one shopper.

I have been a longtime fan of Charlotte Tilbury since my first encounter with their Flawless Filter and the lit-from-within glow it provides. But as a savvy makeup shopper, I know that not every product from a line is going to knock it out of the park — and price point is important.

The packaging is small, and the price point is high, so at first, I didn't have much hope. But with the teeny tiny amount needed to cancel out redness and dark under eyes, I was actually left in awe.

Thanks to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Colour Corrector, I can fake a good night's sleep or cover allergy season redness or an unsightly spot with the greatest of ease. A few light pats camouflages and conceals better than any of the other top-of-the-line concealers I've been wielding in my arsenal. I also love that as the packaging is small and sleek, I can toss it in almost any bag or pocket, and it has downsized my day-to-day makeup bag by a mile.

As I love a "less is more" approach to my makeup routine, I have been singing this camouflage product's praises for months. So much so that I have turned a number of my busy girlfriends and mom friends into Magic Vanish believers. This product has been a definite automatic repurchase and it keeps me continually coming back for more.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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