Dark Spots Can Be Concealed With... Red Lipstick?

05/01/2013 07:56 am ET
  • Dana Oliver Executive Fashion And Beauty Editor, The Huffington Post

Red lipstick can instantly take an outfit from boring to stunning, do double-duty as a cheek stain and, of course, work alone as a standout makeup look. But we have yet another bullet point to add to our list of reasons why red lip color is so amazing.

Chosen specifically to work with black models at a runway show during Fashion Week, celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff was faced with a common skincare dilemma: One of the girls had prominent dark spots. With no concealer in sight to hide the hyperpigmentation, Sheriff reached for a tube of red lipstick.

(Keep scrolling down for this beauty pro's concealer trick.)

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She moderately applied red lipstick to the dark spots on the model's face, then buffed the product out with a brush. But why red lipstick? Turns out the lip color works best to conceal purple-ish hyperpigmentation by warming up the skin instead of turning it ashy.

We bet British model Jourdan Dunn wouldn't mind sitting down in Sheriff's chair, especially after her racist encounter with a white makeup artist. Nevertheless, this red lipstick-concealer trick is something every woman of color can give a try.

Do you have dark spots? How do you conceal them? Tell us in the comments section.

Meanwhile, find out these stars' makeup secrets:

Celebrity Skin Secrets: Best Bare-Faced Beauties (And How To Get Their Look)

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