There are dozens of ways to use Vaseline in your makeup routine, but I'm bringing you the ones that I utilize the most. Vaseline is a wonderfully versatile product, and it's more valuable than you think. In a pinch, it can replace so many beauty products, plus it can create a truly beautiful look when you use it on your lips, eyes, and even your cheekbones. Before you know it, you might be incorporating a few of these incredible ways to use Vaseline, and chucking some of your old beauty products.
1. Luscious Lips
There are actually several ways to use Vaseline on your lips. For starters, it makes a fantastic gloss, and it's a sure way to keep your lips soft and supple. When you're out of your favorite gloss or simply want to highlight the natural color of your lips, a quick slick of Vaseline will give them a sheen like you wouldn't believe. Alternately, after applying your favorite lip color, you can dab a little Vaseline right at your cupid's bow and on the very center of your lower lip. This creates an automatic highlight that will make your lips look lusher and fuller.
2. Eyelash Thickener
Now, this may be a beauty myth, but a lot of women swear by it and I've had luck with it myself, so I'm including it. There are countless products that promise to make your eyelashes grow, but some of them come with some pretty gnarly side effects – like making your iris turn brown – and others are both expensive and worthless. If you want to up your eyelash game, just apply a coat of Vaseline before bedtime. In time you'll see thicker, longer, and fuller lashes.
3. Makeshift Eye Shadow
There are several ways to use Vaseline as eye makeup as well. You can apply it before putting on your eye shadow, so that you get a shiny, luminous effect. However, you can also use Vaseline in place of shadow. It's colorless, of course, but will create a soft, dewy sheen that works wonderfully when you're going for a more natural look. Just don't put it on too thick, because you don't want your eyelids to look greasy.
4. Instant Highlighter
Vaseline makes an ideal highlighter as well, and obviously it will work with any skin tone! This, too, will give you a gorgeous, dewy look. All you have to do is apply a tiny bit of the Vaseline to the very tops of your cheekbones and to your brow bones. This will draw the light to all the right places, but it eliminates the need for pricy highlighter products.
5. Transform Makeup Products
You can also use this wonder-jelly to transform your makeup. For instance, if you have a blush color you adore, mix it with some Vaseline and try it as a lip gloss. You can do the reverse as well, and turn your lipstick into a blush. Naturally, you can also do the same with your eye shadows. I love this idea, because you can get blush or lipstick with some seriously vibrant pigment.
6. Eyebrow Gel
Do you have problems keeping your eyebrows in check? A little dab of Vaseline smoothed over your brows will tame them beautifully. It does double duty as an eyebrow gel as well, so it will set in any color created by eyebrow pencils or powders.
7. Vanquish Scaly Skin
If you ever have a problem with dry skin showing scaly through your foundation, you'll love this trick. This happens to me along my T-zone and around my mouth, and I hate it – or hated it, rather, because Vaseline has saved the day again. Before applying your foundation, just smooth a little Vaseline over extremely dry patches. Dab your foundation or powder in those areas with a light touch and blend carefully, et voila! No more dry skin scales!
Do you use Vaseline in your makeup routine? If you've got any other little beauty secrets, I'd love to hear about them, and I'm sure your fellow stalkers would as well! Don't forget, Vaseline is also an ideal moisturizer, especially for those notoriously rough, dry areas, such as your elbows, knees, and heels.