Thursday, December 11, 2008

Another Use for MAC Electro Lipstick!

Hi Bellas,

Don't you love when you find a new use for an old product that sits in the back of your makeup drawer? That's what happened with my MAC electro lipstick and I'm thrilled! You might remember this bright orange lipstick when it was released with the Neo Sci Fi collection in the summer. It's definitely not an everyday color. I couldn't resist its originality back then and purchased it. Since that time I think i've worn it maybe two times. I think it's the ultimate makeup guilt when you buy something and hardly ever use it.

One day, I was browsing through fellow blogger Seymone's site and noticed that she was using the new MAC Color Studio Finish Corrector in Pure Orange as a concealer for undereye circles. This makes total sense since they always tell you to use warm, salmon colored concealers for dark circles. I've had this item on my list for a while...but haven't made the final leap to purchase it. Recently however, I was able to pick up Makeup Forevers Camouflage Concealer palette #5 which contains a similar shade.

Then one day, it was like a light bulb went off. I've been a little sleep deprived lately and my dark circles are worse than ever. I was covering it up with my normal concealer but you could still see the shadow underneath the eye. In my head I was wishing I had the orange corrector. As I sat on it, I remembered my Electro lipstick! (Yummy411 has a post on it too, she used a similar orange lipstick and it worked for her as well!)

I applied the lipstick directly under my eye and then put my concealer on top. I finished off with foundation and looked at the results. One side of my face had the regular concealer and foundation and the other had electro as well. The electro definitely made a difference.

I used the same trick on a Trash the Dress Shoot and it worked just as well!

Why don't you guys give it a try and let me know how it works for you!

Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist


yummy411 said...

hey ren! i'm glad it worked for you! i felt it worked better for my dad who has a darker skin tone. any tips for us that are lighter to make it work? i tried to dab lightly, but i think it just mixed in with my concealer and made me look pink under the eye. i think it worked better for me in photos, but i wasn't as comfortable in real life...

will you do a separate review for the mufe concealer? the last time we talked about this i ran out and got the palette, but after trying it two or three times i haven't reached for it since (and keeping the receipt close). ??? help! LOL

Wes said...

Can you post some pics with the one eye and the concealor and the other w/ the lipstick & concealor? Sounds like a great trick!

MakeupByRenRen said...

yummy411: i think orange works for darker tones too...cuz honestly i wrote this post when i was going through my self-tanning lotion spree...i think peachy pink correctors work better with our medium skin tones...but yah, i'm going to test out the rest of the colors in my MUFE palette to see if i like far i really like the orange color to correct darker skin tones' undereye circles

wes: sure!

Askmewhats said...

Wow, thanks for the tip!!! I will definitely browse on products sitting on my make up drawer doing nothing :)

Amina said...

I might do the same thing!!
do you have a before/ after picture?

Product Junkie Diva said...

I'm glad you found another use for it. I was tempted to buy that color when it came out but I got the brownish one instead.

Aubrey said...

that's a cool idea, but does it feel sticky?

Couture Carrie said...

I love a multi-tasking makeup - thanks, RR!


Panama said...

Hey Ren, I love your blob and youtube tutorials. Question, will a salmon concealer work for african american women, I'm like a caramel complexion, and I too experience the shadow under the eye while wearing concealer in the area...Thanks.

mandilicious said...

thanks ren!..i remember you were one of my first few readers!..thank you thank you!!!

Seymone said...

I have to try Electro lipstick as a corrector.. Thanks for the idea.
Not to hijack thread

@Yummy411: Look at the undertone of your dark circles, if it is red then use a green corrector and so on..

My thoughts...Exactly said...

cool tip! :) love reading your blogs. very informative!

I linked your site to my new blog hope you don't mind :)

MAKEUP central-by LYN said...

wow very interesting tip!?! I have to try it now cause that l/s is just to POW anyways! hahah, and who doesnt like to cover bags!?!