Bruises happen all the time – maybe you bumped into the coffee table in your living room or whacked your elbow on a door frame – but they’re not very attractive. Especially in summer, when you’re probably rocking outfits that bare your arms and legs. Luckily, there’s one surprising product that can help you cover it right up.

What is it? Red lipstick! According to Allure Magazine, the red of the lipstick helps to neutralize the blue and purple of the bruise, so it’s great for layering underneath a regular foundation.

To get perfect coverage, dab red lipstick like Lipstick Queen – Sinner Lipstick – Red onto the bruise, then set it with a thin layer of translucent face powder. Now use a concealer like Dermablend – Leg and Body Cover Creme SPF 15 to cover the area, using a makeup sponge or brush to blend the formula seamlessly into the skin around the bruise. Set it once more with the powder, and no one will know that there used to be a big splotchy mark there!

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