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This Easy Red Lipstick Hack Will Totally Get Rid Of Dark Circles

And any other dark spots on your face.

Practically everyone on the planet suffers from dark circles at one point or another.

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Even if you're feeling healthy and you've gotten plenty of sleep, dark circles can be persistent.

The struggle to cover up the pigmentation is real. Just when you think you've found a concealer that actually does the job, you end up with the complete opposite problem: white circles.

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It happens to the best of us.

So when you've exhausted all your options, what the heck are you supposed to do?

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Thankfully, there's a weird makeup trick for this.

Vlogger Deepica Mutyala found the solution: orangey-red lipstick.

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We know it sounds crazy, but red will neutralize the bluish/purplish color that causes dark circles and work to balance out your skin.

It's science. Orange-red colors are directly across from blue colors on the color wheel.

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Hence the neutralization!

Here's what you do: Start by dabbing an eyeshadow blending brush into orange-red or coral lipstick. Apply the red underneath your entire eye and up over the lid, covering the area around your eye socket.

You can start with a light layer and keep adding from there. Deepica suggests starting with a light amount of creamy (not matte!) lipstick and and using a bit more as you become comfortable with the process.

Next, you dab the red over any other dark spots, scars, or pimples on your face.

The beauty of red lipstick is that it doesn't just work on dark circles, it works on any darker pigments on your skin too!

Then, use a makeup sponge and apply your foundation all over the red lipstick and the rest of your face, blending well.

Using the red lipstick underneath foundation makes a huge difference compared to only using foundation alone.

The proof is in the pudding, people.