Tuesday Tip: The Surprising Way to Conceal Under-Eye Circles

(Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)As any busy woman knows, there are just some late nights and early mornings that no concealer alone can cover up. When we heard that Birchbox senior editor Meredith Stebbins's unlikely solution for masquerading dark circles involved lipstick, our jaws dropped—mainly because it actually works. Read on to see how you can make your favorite tube brighten up much more than your pucker.

(Source: Meredith Stebbins/Birchbox)
If you're looking to cover dark under-eye circles, your regular concealer might not be enough. To really camouflage discoloration, you can make your own color corrector by adding some lipstick pigment to your concealer. Picking the right lipstick color to add to your concealer is tricky, but keep in mind that complementary colors, or opposites on the color wheel, cancel each other out—meaning that to counteract blue circles, you need to use a shade of orange. Dark complexions should choose a deep orange-copper rust, moderately dark complexions a true yellow-orange, medium complexions a light orange-pink salmon, and fair skin a pale orange-pink coral. No matter what color you pick, you'll have to experiment with how much lipstick to add. Just remember, a little goes a long way, and don't be afraid to play around—everyone's coloring is different!"
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