Lifestyle December 14, 2011

Beauty Tip – Reusing Unflattering Lipsticks

All you lipstick lovers out there, how many unflattering shades do you have? What do you do with them unflattering tubes of colour? Do you work at that relationship or just move on? I try some of these:

  • Lipstain: Sometimes, the full on colour can be a bit too much. Specially so if the colour is bold and bright. Moisturise your lips with a balm, dab it lightly across lips and rub with your index finger. You could leave it at that or top with a clear gloss
  • Layering Colours: I use this trick all the time. You’d be surprised how two unflattering colours together make a colour that you will love. Two negatives make a positive. No? Or use the unflattering colour beneath others to warm up, cool out, tone down and brighten other lipsticks
  • Eyeshadow Base: Before you go screaming about it creasing, it won’t crease if you use a primer. A soft wash of lip colour will work as a cream shadow!
  • Blush Blush Blush: My all time favourite method! Lipsticks make the most perfect blush ever. The frosty ones make highlighters and matte ones make blushes and bronzers. 

What are your tricks? How do you make them work??

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12 Comments

  • Reply Novice Makeup December 17, 2011 at 5:22 am

    @ Suma, they do… what shades do you use as blush?

  • Reply Novice Makeup December 17, 2011 at 5:21 am

    @ Priya, I hope you can put them to use now…

  • Reply Novice Makeup December 17, 2011 at 5:20 am

    @ Vertu, 🙂 most welcome…

  • Reply Novice Makeup December 17, 2011 at 5:19 am

    @ Raaga, yeah.. a frsoty lippie would make a great highlighter 🙂

  • Reply Samyukta December 17, 2011 at 5:19 am

    great tips.. love using unflattering lippies as blush!!! they surprisingly work very well 😉 haina?

  • Reply Novice Makeup December 17, 2011 at 5:19 am

    @ CookDoKoo, i hope they help you 🙂

  • Reply allaboutladies December 15, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    luv the blush trick

  • Reply vertu December 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Great tips…<3 Thanks.

  • Reply Raaga December 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I like the blush tip as I am crazy abt them 😛 I have a frosty pink lippie which I make use of as a highlighter 😀

  • Reply CookDoKoo December 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    wow I like these tricks , shall start using them soon !

  • Reply Novice Makeup December 14, 2011 at 10:01 am

    @Indgal, 🙂 its a great way to use them…

  • Reply Indgal December 14, 2011 at 7:30 am

    he he, I follow the same methods. Mostly blush 😛

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