Wednesday, 17 August 2016

4 Alternative Uses For Lip Products


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.

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Eyeliner
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.

Highlight
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!

Blusher
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.

Eyeshadow
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?
Laura x




 

20 comments:

  1. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

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  2. I've heard that lipstick makes a good blush but I'm too scared I'll make a mess of things haha! I may try it out as eyeliner though, sounds like it could be a really cute look!
    Amy xx
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    1. You should go for it - it works out so much better than you might think, especially if you choose the right shade

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  3. This is such a good post I always find different uses for my make up once u wanted a brown lip liner but only had my brow pencil so I used that always good to make use. Pixie xx http://pixieox.co

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    1. I did that at first and then found a brown lip liner from Maybelline!

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  4. I have used lipliner as eye liner quite a few times but never tried to use lip products for anything else, I may have to give this a go!

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  5. I've never considered using lip products for highlight! That's such a good idea! xx

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  6. Great ideas! I have used a lip liner as an eyeliner in the past, but the eyeshadow tip is a great idea :)

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  7. When I was younger in my goth stage of life, I used to wear red lip liner as eye liner (not a look I would go for these days!)

    I'm don't wear make-up these days, but when I have in the past, I swore by the Lush lipsticks as they would work for me as everything.

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  8. I've never thought about using a lipstick in any other way than on your lips! I have seen people use lip liners as eye liners before though! Great ideas xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I've never thought about using lip balm as a highlighter! Such a good idea x

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    1. It makes such a good highlighter and gives the slick look!

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  10. I've wanted to try lip stick as a blush for so long but never have the confidence! I must give it a go!
    I'd never even thought of using it as a highlight though - I must try this!

    Bronagh xo
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  11. Some really good ideas here, never heard of the lip balm for highlight!

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  12. I'd never thought of using lip balm as highlighter! I've been struggling to find a decent drugstore highlighter, so I'll definitely be trying that! I've heard about the lipstick as blush thing, but the only time I tried cream blush I made a huge mess, and now I'm too scared haha

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium

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    1. Yeah I still haven't found a highlighter I love yet and with the stick ones being popular, a lip balm is basically the same thing!

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  13. I am so scared to use lip products for anything else but after this post maybe I'll try!

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  14. I'll definitely be trying some of these tips. Thank you for sharing :) x

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  15. Really good ideas! Thanks for sharing X

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  16. I would have never thought of doing this! Thank you for this x

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