When it comes to keeping your lips hydrated and glossy, lip gloss has always been a makeup bag essential. It's easy to throw on, small enough to carry with you everywhere you go, and provides your skin with a subtle radiance. But like many other makeup products (think concealer), lip gloss has become a double duty beauty product thanks to celebrities, makeup artists and beauty bloggers who have come up with creative uses for gloss other than simply just on our lips.
From keeping your hair smooth to enhancing your eye makeup, Get The Look is showing you 3 unique uses for your lip gloss that don't involve your lips. Read on to find out how you can use your favourite gloss to re-create one of this season's hottest runway trends!
LIP GLOSS: 3 CREATIVE USES
On this season's runways, models took the catwalk with glossy shades of burnt orange, brown and beige on their eyelids. We love that this look is different than usual powder, shimmer or matte eye shadow and adds a fresh touch to your look. Don't have a glossy shadow to re-create the look? Mix a few drops of clear lip gloss into the shadow of your choice. You can also apply the shadow and then gently dap the gloss on top using your fingers for that dewy lid look. Finish off with a touch of mascara and you're ready to take on the day!
With dewy or 'wet' complexions taking over the runway (and showing no signs of slowing down), why not find different ways to achieve the look? While liquid illuminators and highlighting powders are an obvious choice, lip gloss also works great for creating that fresh wet-looking complexion. Start off by brushing a pink or peach coloured blush onto your cheeks, then top it off with a little bit of lip gloss on your cheek bones.
If you're using a liquid blush, mix the lip gloss into the blush formula and apply using your index finger.
Don't have time to control your frizz with multiple beauty products? For a tame look that mimics the effects of styling gels and anti-frizz products, apply a little bit of clear lip gloss onto the palms of your hands, then run them down the length of your hair to reduce frizz and tame flyaways.