If there’s one thing I’ve learned from years as a makeup artist, it’s that there’s almost always more than one way to use a product. Of course there are some exceptions, but most makeup can be used in at least two ways! Lots of beauty brands now offer multitasking beauty products, but you probably already own some makeup that has several uses. You might have heard of some of the hacks here, but each multitasking product is so good, it’s worth repeating!
1. You’ll Never Look at Lip Balms the Same Way
You most likely have a tube of lip balm bouncing around the bottom of your purse, but did you know that you can use it for more than just your lips? For an extra dewy look, you can pat a (very) small amount of the glossy balm to the high points of your cheeks. It will have the same effect as a highlighter! You can also use your finger to apply a little bit of balm on your eyelids for the glossy eye look that’s so in right now!
2. Lip + Cheek Duo
This one is pretty well known, but I use this hack all the time! There are lots of products that are specifically designed for this, and it works especially well with lipsticks and lip tints. Simply use your finger to pat the lip color lightly on the apples of your cheeks. You can also use this hack the other way, by mixing your powder or cream blush with some lip balm and applying to your lips!
3. From Face to Eyes
Think your highlighters, bronzers, and blushes are just good for your face? Think again! Use each product just as you would a regular eyeshadow. You can also use a pale, shimmery eyeshadow as a highlighter! One of my favorite unexpected ways to use the Identity Palette is to use Sassy or Goal Digger as a highlighter on my cheeks, the tips of my nose, and cupid’s bow!
4. All About the Brows
Eyeliner might be one of the last things you think about when considering multitasking beauty products, but in a rush, you can use your it to fill in your brows! Just don’t try this hack with your black eyeliner, felt tip or liquid liner!
5. Make it Matte!
I am a huge fan of using translucent powder (this one is my personal favorite) to set my makeup in place. But did you know that you can also use it to mattify your lipstick? Simply brush it across your lips after applying your lipstick for a new, matte shade. And lastly, probably the most ingenious way to use your translucent powder is as a dry shampoo! Just as it absorbs any extra oils on your face, you can dust it in your hair to make your blowout last one more day.