Dark undereye circles are just one of those things many of us have to deal with on the daily — whether they’re hereditary or otherwise. But as it turns out (thanks to YouTube vlogger Deepica Mutyala), we recently learned that bright red lipstick can help neutralize those deep purple and blue hues that have made themselves a home under your eyes — can we get a slow clap for this genius discovery? We were so impressed with Mutyala’s tutorial that we decided to put it to the test and try it out with beauty influencer Julia Salvia. Ahead, find out how to DIY the ultimate makeup trick for concealing those undereye circles at home correctly with a bright red lipstick.

STEP 1: After applying foundation, use an eyeshadow brush to fill in the entire undereye area and surrounding region with red lipstick (or just apply the lipstick straight from the bullet if you’re in a pinch). Start with a light layer of color and build as needed until the discoloration is no longer visible. As for which shade of red lipstick you should use, check out the lipstick shades we chose for three different skin tones:

Light/Fair Skin: Red with pink undertone (try Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick in Rose Lancôme)

Medium Skin: Purplish red (try NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Bloody Mary

Dark Skin: Coral/orangey red (try Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in Craving Coral)

STEP 2: Take your favorite concealer and cover the red layer completely, using a beauty blender or sponge to blend the color in. Build on your coverage until the red is completely hidden.

STEP 4: Dust your face with a finishing powder (preferably one that is close to your natural skin tone) to allow for seamless and universal coverage.

Red lipstick is good for other makeup hacks, too! Check out our video, ahead to see the lipstick hack in action and to discover a few more tricks.

 

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