Lip products are hugely popular at the moment, from the classic lipstick to liquid lipsticks and liners and I don't know about you, but I've acquired quite the collection now! However, did you know you can use them for other areas than just your lips? Not only are they multi-purpose but they can give your makeup a whole new look.
Lip liners make excellent eyeliners, especially if you need a colour that you don't have or it's just a one off look you're creating. As they are a lot more creamy, lip liners are excellent for blending and smudging without too much effort or a load of product being applied. Both MAC and Maybelline lip liners are amazing for eyeliner, as they just apply so well and are long lasting - exactly what you need.
Lip balm makes an amazing highlighter, especially if you pick one that is clear with a subtle shimmer. It is also so easy to apply as you can either swipe from the bullet or your finger if it's in a tub, such as Vaseline. One of my favourite lip balms to use as a highlighter is Maybelline Baby Lips Balm in Peach Kiss as it is a natural shade (perfect for pale skin) but with some shimmer to catch the light!
Lipstick, when used in small amounts and the correct shade makes an excellent blusher. A bonus is the staying power, as it lasts a lot longer than any powder blush formulas I've tried! When doing this, I always apply straight from the bullet and either pat into the area with my ring finger or use a foundation brush to make it look as natural as possible. MAC's Pink Plaid is the perfect shade for my skin, as it is a light pink and a matte formula which is what I prefer.
Fancy trying out the wet/slick look but not sure what to use? A lip gloss gives the shiny and 'slickness' need for that look and buy using the applicator, you can apply it precisely where you want it - just be sure to only use a non-sticky one! You could also use a liquid lipstick if you have one that you particularly like.
Have you ever used a lip product to do another makeup look?