Whether you are just starting out in the field of makeup or are a self-professed makeup guru, you surely have a lipstick in your makeup bag. Lipstick is one of the most commonly used (and loved!) makeup products by people all across the globe. With so many different lipstick colours, textures, and formulas available in the market today, it is no surprise that people wanted to get more out of this humble product. If you have only been applying lipstick to your lipstick, these different lipstick uses will blow your mind. Here are five different ways to use your lipstick colours and step up your makeup game.
You probably already know of this makeup hack, but if you don’t, you can use your pink, reds, and orange lipstick colours as cream blushes. Remember to use soft matte, velvety, or creamy lipsticks as they are easy to blend and will not feel heavy on your skin. Simply dab a few dots of the lipstick on the apples of your cheeks and blend with your fingers or a dense brush. Using a pink lipstick as blush will give your cheeks a naturally flushed look. The Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in the shade Touch of Spice will perfect as a soft and natural-looking blush on people of all different skin tones.
Have you always wanted to try your hand at colour correcting but are not sure what colours to use? Another great lipstick use is to use a red or orange lipstick, like the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in the shade Red Liberation, to correct your dark under-eye circles or hyperpigmentation marks. Red or orange colours counteract the dark circles and spots. Apply a small amount of either of these lipstick colours to your under-eye area or on any dark pigmentation on your face and lightly tap in with your finger or a beauty sponge. Apply your liquid foundation and concealer on top and voila! The dark spots and under-eye circles will be covered much better than they would with just your base makeup products.
Use a soft brown lipstick a couple of shades darker than your skin tone to contour your cheekbones, define your temples, and hide the pesky double chin. Creamy lipsticks are easy to blend and are great for beginners as well. For example, you can try the soft and easy-to-blend Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Crayon lipstick in the shade Live On The Edge to contour your face. If you are already a pro at liquid-contouring, try using a long-lasting lipstick like matte bullets or liquid lipsticks to get a more prominent contour. But be careful, these lipsticks dry fast so be quick to blend it away before it dries down on your face and leaves you with one bold streak of brown lipstick.
If you are a fan of liquid lipsticks and have a collection of different liquid lipstick colours, you just added a variety of different eyeliner colours to your kit. Take your favourite liquid lipstick and rub a clean angled brush along its wand and you just got yourself a brand new liquid eyeliner. These long-lasting lipsticks are perfect as liquid eyeliners since they do not easily smudge or fade. This is a great way to play with fun colours without spending any extra money! Want to keep your look simple instead? Try a dark brown lipstick colour like the Maybelline Superstay Ink Liquid Lipstick in the shade Seeker to experiment with a new colour without going too wild.
Another common lipstick use that involves the eyes again is using your bullet lipstick as creamy eyeshadows. Using a lipstick colour as an eyeshadow is a quick way to glam up your eyes without too much effort. Or you can use a glossy lipstick for a more high-fashion look. Bonus tip – use the same lipstick colour as lipstick, eyeshadow, and blush to create a simple monochrome look.
There you go! Some great tips for a variety of different lipstick uses, from the creamy and easily blend-able velvet lipsticks to the long-lasting lipsticks that will stay put all day, there’s something for every lipstick out there. Want to team these lipstick tips with a specific dress in your wardrobe? Here is all you need to know about matching your lipstick colour to your outfit!