Lately I’ve been seeing this going around on the internet and I wanted to see for myself if it really works or if it’s a total bust. So if you are interested in seeing if red lipstick can cover dark under eye circles than keep reading. Oh and I will forewarn you… you will see me with NO makeup on… you’ve been warned! :)
Does Red Lipstick Cover Dark Under Eye Circles?
The pictures in this post are not intended to scare anyone, but please hide yo kids :)
When I first saw this going around the interweb I already had in my mind that it wasn’t really going to work for me, but of course I still wanted to try it especially so I can show you guys too.
What it is supposed to do:
The red lipstick is supposed to cancel out any darkness under your eyes.
What you Need:
- Any kind of red lipstick, I picked Sephora’s Rouge The Red Lipstick because of how creamy it is. Try to stay away from a matte red lipstick because it will be way too dry for the under eye area.
- A Beauty Blender or brush
- Your regular under eye concealer I used Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Medium Biege
What to do:
Start off with a clean face and no makeup.
Apply the red lipstick under the eyes. I applied it directly from the tube but you can use a beauty blender or a concealer brush for this as well.
I applied mine in a triangle shape under my eyes. After you have completely applied it, you will probably scare yourself. Haha
After I applied my foundation, I applied my concealer to the pointy side of the beauty blender and started dabbing it onto the red lipstick to blend it out, and blend the colors together. (Sorry for the lighting change, I moved to my makeup table for this)
This was after blending the lipstick out and covering it with concealer…as you can see it is very pink.
I went back and finished the rest of my makeup, but to cover up the majority of the pink I had to add more concealer, plus another coat of foundation, and you can still see a pink tint, especially in person.
I will say, it didn’t feel uncomfortable at all, it felt just like concealer but with having to apply so much to cover up the red lipstick I felt like my face was just caked up too much, plus as the day went on more of the red started coming through.
This just didn’t work for me. It ended up being a lot more work to cover up the red lipstick than it is to cover up my under eye circles. I probably wouldn’t ever use this technique again unless I was just in a really dyer situation or for a Halloween costume. I do think however this would work on darker more olive skin tones.
So now you know if you were wondering if this worked…
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