Try It Tuesday


Y’all, being a mom can really change your appearance. We all know that pregnancy totally changes your shape (and center of gravity) and you can also get lovely stretch marks the punctuate your thighs, butt, and boobs. But another trademark sign of a mom (or a teacher, ha!) are those black circles under our eyes.

I’ve been looking for a way to get rid of them–very unsuccessfully. Concealer isn’t the best cover up and my foundation still lets some circles peep through. I came across a very interesting video with an unconventional way to reduce dark circles:

I wanted to see if it worked, so I thought I’d try it out!

Here’s my before pic:


Hashtag, no filter. And no makeup.

I used NYC lipstick in Ruby (I didn’t choose this for any particular reason; it was cheap and red. I wasn’t about to drop a crazy amount of cash on a lipstick I may not use more than once).


First, I applied some lipstick under my eyes:


Not gonna lie. I felt a little like William Wallace. It made me want to give a battle cry in a Scottish brogue. Anyway, moving on…

Next, I blended it in with a foundation brush:


After that, I went through my makeup routine, as per ush. (Which includes this concealer, this foundation, and this bronzer.)

When I finished, I looked like this:

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True, my under eyes are a little puffy, but that’s from weight fluctuations. But I think the dark circles were pretty covered! What do you think? Here’s a side-by-side for a better comparison:

before and after

Have you ever tried anything like this? What were your results? Did you like it? Do you have any tips for cover under eye circles?

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