The Best Red Lipstick.. for your eyes?!

When I settle into my morning at work, I’m typically perusing my favourite beauty blogs and dreaming about my future job in the beauty industry. Usually brainstorming content ideas for the blog, I’m always looking for interesting articles to write about. One particular morning I came across a video I just had to feature.

It was a video from a beauty blogger named Deepica Muylata who revealed the most interesting way to combat those pesky under eye circles. Her secret? Using a red or orange lipstick. The idea behind it is the red lipstick cancels out any blue tones under your eyes. Applied underneath your regular face makeup routine, your eyes will look less dark and much brighter.

Now I’m not usually one for gimmicky beauty tricks. I like to keep things simple and natural. But, in this one instance I had to try it out. The dark circles under my eyes have to go. The bane of my existence, under eye circles are the one part of my face I’ve been trying to perfect for years. So out I went on a cold and rainy evening to target and purchased the Maybelline Colour sensational in Rose Rush (735). Hesitant, I followed Deepica’s tutorial and started to play around with the colour.

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I was amazed that the red, which is so strikingly bright and out of place on my face, could not be seen underneath my concealer.  As for the actual brightening effect? Initially I couldn’t tell if my eyes were playing tricks on me as they wanted to see an improvement. The closer I looked, I did notice that the eye with the lip stick seemed a little brighter. The darkest areas of my eye which I usually struggle with had improved subtly and were less noticeable.  It was not a huge difference to my regular under eye routine but none the less it did work. I personally wouldn’t make this a step in my every day routine, but might pull this trick out of the bag on a big night out.

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Can you tell the difference? Here’s a side by side comparison with the lipstick under my left eye only.

“Click here” to check out the original tutorial by Deepica.

If you are feeling bold try this out for yourself and let me know your results!

Until next time

Sarah x

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