Aug 24, 2015

Hide dark eye circles with lipstick?

First, let me apologize for the bad quality photos. I have some mishap with my camera and I've been relying on my phone camera to do the job. Obviously the lighting is inconsistent and it is not as sharp as how my camera usually captured. But I promise that this post will deliver the message across to you in a well-informed manner.

If you haven't heard of the recent makeup trend, beauty gurus are giving out this crazy tips on hiding your dark eye circles with lipstick. So I'm going to try it out and let you know if it works.

You will need a red lipstick for this trick. Choose a non-shimmery lipstick, preferably in matte texture because you don't want to draw attention to your dark eye circles with the shimmery effect. I am using the MAC Marilyn Monroe's Collection in Matte Charmed I'm Sure. 

Use a concealer brush or a lip brush to apply the lipstick on your dark eye circles. Don't put too much. And if you think you've overdone with the lipstick, spread it out evenly with your fingertips. 

Lastly, cover it with a layer of concealer. I really love the Benefit's boi-ing concealer. 

In conclusion, the trick does the job in hiding dark eye circles better than just using concealer. However, the result is very minimal. To others, they may not notice the difference. And under the sunlight, you can hardly see the difference at all. IMHO, I really don't see why I should add another step to my makeup routine for the little difference it made. Take into the factor that my dark eye circles aren't that serious, I am happy with just applying concealer itself. However, if you have really bad case of dark eye circles, I do advise you to give this a try. I hope you can see the difference from my super bad quality photo below:

I think the concept is the same as applying pink concealer to hide dark spots. Perhaps it works better if you blend the lipstick and concealer first before applying onto your skin. I will find some time to try that out later and let you know if it works better. 

If you are going to try this trick, do let me know what your comments are. I would like to find out if this really works on others. 


Princess Neverland said...

This is so interesting! I'm going to try it out since I have terrible dark eye circles.

Iman Ridzuan said...

nice trick! Never thought we could do that with a red lipstick