Today, in a Christian Ladies group on Facebook that I’m a member of, a tutorial for dark under-eye coverage was posted. What caught my eye, and made this particular tutorial special, was that the lady in the video used red lipstick to aid in covering it up!
“How in the world does that work?”
Turns out, make up artists use color neutralizers (or, color correcter’s) to help neutralizer discolorations on your skin, such as dark spots or redness. In the video above, she uses red lipstick, a frugal alternative to buying actual color neutralizer products, to help conceal her dark under-eye circles.
Red works best for those who have dark skin tones, but I have read where women with fair skin have used this method successfully.
I have dark under-eye circles, and while concealer helps, it doesn’t do a whole lot in covering them up. So, I decided to give this a shot! (Especially since I had bought marked down red lipstick that I never really planned on ever using. Lol)
Prepare to get close and personal with my face.
What I Used
- e.l.f. Eyeshadow “C” Brush
- Wet n Wild Fergie Lipstick (“Old School Glam” a037)
- e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer (Nude)
- e.l.f. Moisturizing Foundation Stick (Natural)
- Neutrogena Shine Control Powder
- e.l.f. Powder Bronzer (Warm)
- e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit (Medium)
- Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara (Black/Brown 03)
My right eye with concealer added on top of the red lipstick.
My left eye with concealer. It looks a little wonky because I got concealer on my eyelashes. Lol
After some additional blending, touch up, a bit of foundation around the edges, bronzer, and translucent powder.
The final results…
I have to say that I’m happy with the results! Initially, after I finished applying concealer and was finishing up my routine, I did notice that around my eyes looked a little red. A small application of additional concealer helped with that, but I determined that next time if I used a little less of the lipstick, I wouldn’t have that problem. My skin tone isn’t too dark, so I shouldn’t need that much.
I’d say go ahead and give it a try. Be careful, and test your skin for irritations first. Let me know what you think!