Dark circles. We’ve all had them at some point. And we’ve all tried to cover them up. Concealer works, but sometimes that unslightly greenish/blue hue is still visible despite our best efforts.
Like a lot of women, beauty blogger Deepica Mutyala, has tried to figure out the best way to cover up her dark circles. And recently, she stumbled upon a not-so-new (apparently, pageant contestants and drag queens have been using it for years) yet totally genius tip that promises to even out the skin color under your eyes. Hint: It involves using red or orange lipstick.
It looks super scary when you’re putting the lipstick on, but it actually makes a lot of sense. On the color wheel, red and orange are directly across from blue and green so they cancel each other out. Translation: When you dab on that red or orange lipstick, it neutralizes the green or blue color under your eyes, making it less visible.
Want to try it out? Simply dab a clean makeup brush into your lipstick and start applying the color under your eyes. Mutyala, who admits to using much more than you probably need, suggests playing around until you find the coverage that works for you. When you’re done, apply your favorite concealer and beauty blender to seal it in.
Still not convinced? Watch Mutyala’s transformation below: