Lipstick is a makeup tool that most women swear by. It’s that one item in a makeup kit that completes the look of a woman. Women are even known to feel incomplete sans their favorite brand of lipstick. Unfortunately, however, lipstick does not come cheap. You of course can get your hands on a cheap brand, but the look and class that you get out of lipstick that’s slightly more expensive will always be that much better and not to talk about the quality. This only explains why women almost always end up spending more than they should on lipstick, while companies continue to flood the market with appealing tubes of the same. However, in spite of spending a mini fortune on lipstick tubes, the chances of using and preserving lipstick for as long as desired are low. This is only because lipstick can easily melt into a semi-solid substance or even turn into a gooey mess. Go ahead and read on to know how to get the most out of a lipstick tube that’s not gone ‘bad’ and lipstick that has!
Frugal Beauty Tricks With Lipstick
- If your lipstick melts due to the heat of summer or for any other reason, don’t toss it out of the window. Hold on to it! You can always use the lipstick with the assistance of a lip brush. This way you’ll still get to use the lipstick and won’t have to throw it away. Use the melted lipstick by dipping the lip brush into it and then applying the same onto your lips. It’s also easy to overdo lipstick with a lip brush, so make it a point to be subtle when using the same.
- You can save money by using your most preferred tube of lipstick as a blush. All you need to do is lightly wipe lipstick on your cheeks and spread it out evenly. You don’t want to exaggerate or you’ll mostly end up with cheeks that look like traffic signals. Just a light dab is what’s needed to get to cheeks that look a lot like roses in full bloom. Stay away from using lipstick as blush if your chances of getting acne are high or if you’ve been ridden with acne in the past.
- Lipstick can be used as lip-gloss too. Although both these products are used on the lips, lipstick is still a far cry away from lip gloss. However, with a little effort your lipstick can be converted into a lip-gloss. All you need to do is to find yourself a tiny, clean, and portable cream box. Then, get yourself some Vaseline and fill half of the empty cream box with it. Fill the rest of the jar with lipstick. Don’t be afraid to experiment here. You can always use two or three different shades of lipstick to arrive at a lip-gloss that’s unique and different from the ones available at stores. For a subtle lip-gloss, use less of your lipstick and for a lip-gloss rich in color, use more of your lipstick.