Women Are Putting Red Lipstick in the Most Unexpected Place
Everyone from Pinterest beauty die-hards and YouTube makeup vloggers to the Today Show has gotten in on this viral technique. The seemingly bizarre process consists of applying lipstick with red or pink undertones under your eyes, over dark circles, as a base for your concealer. We are obsessed with beauty hacks and would normally be totally on board . . . except we're not sure that this one actually works.
While some bloggers have touted this technique for solving the pesky raccoon-eye problem, others have been let down by the lingering red hues still visible in the finished result. The one thing pretty much all who have tested this technique have agreed upon is that this hack is not for people with extremely sensitive skin (because, you know, lipstick is meant to only be applied to lips) and that the color needs to be chosen with your individual skin tone in mind. It seems like this hack works better on deeper complexions, which absorb the red hues better than fairer faces do.
To try to understand whether or not we've stumbled upon a new genius hack or a Pinterest fail, we've taken a look at tutorials and reviews that come down on both sides of the issue.