At Allure, we love a pretty tube of lipstick—especially when it goes on smooth and lasts all day. Although they are small (and a cheaper addition to our beauty stash), lipsticks can seamlessly elevate any look in a major way. And dare we mention the confidence we feel with just one swipe of a bold red?
On more than one occasion, we’ve found ourselves with some fancy place to be and only a lipstick in our makeup bag. That’s when we’ve hit the panic button. Sure, one application can instantly convert our look from day to night, but sometimes we need a little eye and cheek action to round things out.
When we found out that you could MacGyver a lipstick for use as a cover-up for dark circles, we started thinking what else we could use it for. Maybe an eye shadow or blush? Hmmm…
We gave it a shot and found three really genius ways to transform a simple tube of lipstick. So next time you have somewhere special to be (is wedding season over yet?) with only a lipstick in your arsenal, you’ll still be able to look like a million bucks and no one would be the wiser. We promise.
Watch the video above to see how to make your lipstick work for more than just your lips.
Video by 811 Media