It’s always nice when a product you love can do more than you think. Sound a little crazy? It’s time to change the way you look at your makeup. Everything from an eye pencil to your brand new lipstick can be worn in unconventional ways. All it takes is a little creativity and a few of these tips and tricks. Whether you’re on a budget or simply want to make the most of what you have then you’re in luck. These creative and unexpected ways to use your makeup will breathe new life into old favorites.
1. Turn Your Eye Shadow Into a Gel Liner
How long have you been searching for that perfect gold liner? Or a bold purple that stands out? If you haven’t found what you’re looking for yet stop looking through racks and racks of eyeliner pencils, liquids and gels. Take a look through your eyeshadow collection instead! Many of us have palettes hanging around (like theBalm’s Balm Jovi Rockstar Face Palette). Larger sets tend to give us a more extensive range of colors to play around with which is perfect for turning those shadows into the eyeliner of your dreams.
Taking an angled brush or a brow pencil, run it under water for a couple of seconds until all of the bristles are wet. Then dab your brush into your preferred eyeshadow shade. This should create a liquid or gel like consistency. Apply the color carefully along your upper lash line. Repeat this step until both of your eyes have been lined to perfection.
2. Use a Pencil Eye Liner As an Eyeshadow Primer
Another creative way to use your makeup is to experiment with your pencil eyeliner. It can work perfectly as a base. By applying a white or neutral colored eyeliner, like the Smearproof Eyeliner in White, you can give your eyeshadow a major boost.
Take the liner and apply it all over your eyelid. Then pack your desired eyeshadow (or shadows!) directly over top. This will instantly intensify the color and make it pop even more. There is also the added benefit of your eyeshadows lasting even longer. Think of your eyeliner pencil as a primer or base. It’s quick, easy and effective.
3. Make Your Lip Balm A Cheek Stain
Lip balm is one beauty essential that everyone can use. It’s the perfect way to keep our lips healthy and smooth. Do you have a tinted lip balm hanging around? Use it! Rather than applying the product to your lips, use your fingers to dot it on the apples of your cheeks.
The perks of changing the way you wear this must-have product? It will give you color that stays all day, add a healthy glow to your face and leave your cheeks with a soft hint of color.
Another handy way to turn your every day lip balm into a total beauty lifesaver? Try using a clear lip balm in place of a brow gel. Rub a small amount onto your fingertips and use it to keep any stray hairs at bay. This is the perfect in a pinch solution if you’re on the go or have run out of your clear Get a Brow Gel.
4. Get Fuller Lashes With Translucent Powder
Lashes can make or break your makeup look. Want to make your lashes look even fuller? You can do it without layering on coat after coat of mascara. All it takes is a little bit of translucent powder.
Start by applying one full coat of your favorite mascara. Before you apply the next coat, add a small amount of translucent powder directly onto your lashes. You can do this using a clean eyeshadow brush. Then sweep one more coat of mascara over top and your lashes will look better than ever before.
5. Create a Custom Lipstick With Loose Pigments
It isn’t always easy to find the perfect shade of lipstick. Sometimes, the selection can be limited to red, pink and nude. When you want something a bit different, the solution is to create something on your own. Know those loose pigments sitting around in your makeup drawer? Use them!
To make your own custom lipstick, blend your loose pigments with a bit of a clear lip balm or petroleum jelly. Mix them up using a lip brush and use it to apply to your lips. Add the Sorme Lip Thick Plumping Lip Gloss in Twinkle over top and you’ll be ready to wow with your very own custom lipstick shade.
Use your creativity, experiment, and have fun with your makeup. You never know when that old favorite could become something extra special.