Many makeup products make for amazing multi-taskers, but there are some that have some rather unexpected uses too. Read on for Savoir Flair’s top five surprising ways to get the most out of your beauty products.
Petroleum Jelly to Make Perfume Last Longer
If your perfume fades far too quickly, then your pot of Vaseline can save the day. Applying petroleum jelly to your pulse points before you spritz your fragrance will make it last longer as the ointment is airtight and watertight, so it will seal in your scent. Click here for more top tips on how to make your perfume last longer.
Hairspray to Set Your Makeup
Lots of brands now boast makeup-setting sprays, but did you know that a top-quality hairspray can do the same? For product that won’t budge, simply hold away from your face and spray after you’ve applied your makeup (and finished using heated hair-styling tools) – and voilà!
Concealer as Eyeshadow Primer
If you find that after no time, your eyeshadow has clumped into the creases of your eyelids, then simply dab concealer on them before applying your shadow, as it acts as a base to keep it in place.
Highlighter as Lip Plumper
Don’t splash out on expensive lip-plumping products when you can create the same illusion with your highlighter. All you need to do is apply your lipstick, and then draw a small cross through the middle part of your lips and Cupid’s bow with your highlighter. Blend in, and your lips will instantly look fuller!
Foundation as Cream Blusher
If you want the effect of a cream blusher but only have a powder one, your foundation can make for one wondrous transformation. Simply put some of your favorite powder blusher onto the back of your hand and mix with a little foundation to turn it into a cream.