Red Lipstick Hides Dark Under Eye Circles?!

First off, I want to say this is not my idea. Credit goes to a Youtuber - Deepica Mutyala - a girl who's probably made all pricey "Dark Circle Correctors" obsolete. Her makeup tip of using RED LIPSTICK to mask dark undereye circles (and prevent them from showing through concealers) had everybody talking - because it sounds ridiculous! That is, until you see her demonstration. I'll attach her video below.
So, after I watched her video, I really wanted to try it on myself. I straight away tried the trick with a coral lipstick, because I knew red would not work on my skin tone. But just to put the original tip to the test, I also tried a red lipstick, and it did ended up looking too pink & didn't brighten up my under eye areas like the coral one. I guess red lipstick works best on deeper skin tones.
This is the 2nd time I did this. The 1st time, I was blown away by the difference it made. Something about the lipstick that made the result look almost airbrushed (especially from afar, and not so up-close like you'll see mine below... hehe!)
 I did a step-by-step to show you how I did it:
Step 1: I applied the coral lipstick straight from the tube. Just a swipe. I'm still not sure how much I need really =D
Step 2: I dotted concealer on top of the coral lipstick. That is a lil' too much, and I had to blend the extra downwards around my cheeks too.
Step 3: Blended them together with a blending brush. I find fingers or a sponge blend them better than a brush like this.
Step 4 (not shown): Set with loose powder. In the AFTER pic, I hadn't used powder yet.

I'll agree I didn't have serious dark under eye circles to begin with, but see how it concealed those little sun spots/freckles. Next, I'm gonna try different red/coral lipsticks (probably matte ones) on other spots and blemishes, and see how much they'll be concealed.
***I forgot to mention the staying power when I published this post: The concealer holds on really well to the lipstick, and they both set well on to the skin. I guess it's the wax in the lipstick. Once blended seamlessly, they don't crease & settle into fine lines. Especially after powder, the coverage is budge-proof!

Coral Lipstick ~ Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick #20 1,2,3 Soleil ~ Swatched here

Concealer ~ Maybelline Fit Me Concealer #20

Powder ~ The Body Shop Loose Powder #01

Brushes ~ Sigma E25 to blend concealer & Real Techniques Setting Brush to apply powder.

Deepica's video:

Lovely girl! I think this beauty hack has changed many people's lives. Not to mention saved us some money too!

What do you all think? Have you tried this trick & found it helpful? 

Do share which lipsticks you have used with all of us! =)

Have a great week all....

Until next time......


  1. Hi Cynthia. It is not about red lipstick. The reason your coral lipstick worked is because it has an ORANGE undertone. Dark eye circles are voilet bluish. Orange and Blue/voilet get neutralised because they are the opposite colours in the color wheel chart. There is a video on YouTube by Jessica Harlow, where she uses orange eye shadow before concealing.

  2. Wow! Enlightening, thanks for sharing😊

  3. I hadn't actually heard of this before, but I have heard of using blush under concealer to hide undereye circles. I'm not sure where I saw it, but I tried it with a cream blush and it really brightened things up. Will try lipstick now too!

  4. I use Orange lippy under concealer and works all the time :)

  5. This is a great idea! I will definitely try this ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  6. Super neat trick! And it's even more awesome that you realized you needed to adjust the tone of the red to work on you! I personally won't be trying this tip, my darkness is easily masked by regular bases and I'm sort of scared of how the waxiness might move under my eyes!

  7. That's an amazing idea, thanks for sharing it dear :)

  8. But I have few doubts. Wouldn't the lipstick settle in fine lines because lipsticks are quite creamy and matte lipsticks would be somewhat hard to blend. Plus would this trick be effective during summer when most of us have oily skin?

  9. oh my gosh, red lipstick can hide that pain, Amazing :)

  10. Great trick!!!!!
    Marta from https://simplicityofbeauty.wordpress.com

  11. Great post! Never knew about this that red lippies and hide those nasty dark circles.Thanks for sharing this. I surely have learned a lot.

  12. I haven't tried this trick but now I guess I'm surely going to try it ...thank you for sharing love <3

  13. They're called complexion correctors. There are actual products meant for this.

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