Multipurpose Makeup Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now


makeup hacks

Payday was just last week, but who else is already counting their last coins?

Same sis, and these brand new Huda Beauty products aren’t helping either — this is currently us forgetting all about personal budget management as we stock up on some Brown Obsessions:

via Giphy

If online shopping is a weakness for you, we are honestly in the same boat. However, next time you find yourself adding half of Sephora to your cart, test out these genius multi-purpose tricks first using items that are already in your beauty arsenal. You’ll be so surprised at the versatile uses you’ll discover while simply playing around. 

HACK 1: Use your contouring powder as an eyeshadow

via Sephora

We love: Melt Cosmetics The Deep Cream Bronzer and Contour Sculpt Stack, $48

If your brown eyeshadow pan has run out, utilize a contouring powder in its place. With a condensed blending brush, apply some over the crease to give the illusion of larger lids. Alternatively, blend it over the entire lid with a flat brush and finish off with several layers of black mascara for a subtle smokey eye.

HACK 2: Use your concealer or cream bronzer as an eyeshadow primer 

makeup hacks

via NARS and Huda Beauty

We love: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30, and Huda Beauty Tantour, $30

Much like eye primers, concealers and cream bronzers are water, oil, and sweat-resistant, making them worthy replacements for an eyeshadow base. Apply some to your lids with your fingertips, then set with loose powder to prevent smudging or creasing later in the day. You may actually find that these work far better than the conventional primer as they even out discoloration on the lids, leaving you with a perfectly bare canvas for your eyeshadow.

HACK 3: Use cream lipstick as a cream blush

makeup hacks

via Sephora

We love: Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Liquid Lipstick, $38

We live for this hack as it adds the perfect hint of fresh-faced dewiness to the apples of the cheeks. Spring hues like peach, rose pink, or orangey-red are great for everyday wear. Add some to your lids as well for lazy-girl dewy eyes.

HACK 4: Use a dark brown fine liner to fill your brows

makeup hacks

via Stila Cosmetics

We like: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner, $22

Brow liner pens are all the rage right now, but a superfine eyeliner pen can honestly create the same effect. Once you have sculpted out your feline eyes with a chocolate-brown precision pen, use it to build your brows as well, applying the color in thin upward strokes for an insanely gorgeous and feathery brow finish.

HACK 5: Use lip gloss/balm as an eye gloss

makeup hacks

Via Elizabeth Arden

We love: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skincare Protectant, $24

This might just be one of our all-time favorite hacks! Wear it alone or as an eyeshadow top coat either way, it’ll turn heads. To avoid irritation on the area, we always suggest keeping it safe and sticking to a fragrance-free and non-plumping formula when recreating glassy eyes. Pop some on your lips for a hit of hydration, too!

What are some of your favorite beauty hacks? Share them with us in the comments section below!