Multiple uses for makeup
Makeup like mascara, concealer, lipstick and highlighter can perform more than a single role if you get creative with ways to use it. Get more out of your makeup with these handy tips.
Have you heard of make up containing sunscreen? Many do and have high enough SPF to protect your skin adequately so you can skip purchasing two products. Here we bring you multiple uses for makeup so that you can carry less, travelling light when you need to, and save some money in general. While you can’t do away with everything, there are some products that can double up as others.
Works on Lashline + lashes
Mascara does wonders to make you look awake and alert. But it can also be used as eyeliner. However, make sure you have a thin brush (an eye or lip brush will do) in your kit. You can line your eyes or use it for touch-ups on the go.
Works on Cheeks + eyelids
If, for the most part, you wear neutral shades on your eyelids regularly, a bronzer is great to have handy. While you can use it to warm up and contour your face, you can also use it as eye shadow. Simply blend some into the crease of your eyelid to add some depth. Or swipe it all over your lid and build it up to a colour intensity of your choice.
Works on Spots, blemishes and dark circles + as a makeup base
Instead of carrying foundation as well as concealer, carry a thick, full-coverage concealer with you and use it as foundation. Diluting it with moisturiser before you apply it will help it blend easily. This will also make sure it doesn’t look cakey.
Works on Cheeks + lips
Most of us always have a tube of lipstick on us. Believe it or not, when it’s applied correctly, you can wear lipstick as blush too. Rub some between your index finger and thumb to warm up the product so that it blends in better and then dab it onto the apples of your cheeks. Wipe the excess off your fingertips and blend well for a nice finish.
Works as Mascara + gloss
This one is an old, but solid product. Vaseline is great for chapped lips, but it is even better as clear mascara. If you want to change your matte lipstick to a shiny, glossy one, simply apply a thin layer of Vaseline on top and you are good to go.
Works on Cheekbones + eyes
A pearly highlighter is great if you want to define your cheekbones and add an iridescent glow to your face, but you can also use it to highlight the inner corners of your eyes, under the brow bone. You can also use it as eyeshadow if you want to add a hint of sparkle.