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All The Cool Ways To Use Lipstick Other Than On Your Lips

Make the most out of your lippies!
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Are you one of those people who can't seem to finish lipsticks no matter how hard you try? It feels like such a waste to throw them away, so they sit on the corner of your vanity table, unused. That problem ends today as we're here to help you maximize your tubes! 

Below, we have listed down all the ways you can use your lippies other than on your pout:

  1. Camouflage dark circles.

    Dark circles are inevitable if you're constantly pulling all-nighters—whether you stayed up late to finish a deadline or you decided you just had to finish an entire season of your favorite K-drama in one sitting (no judgment!). You can apply concealer on your eyebags but piling the product on may look ashy. To counteract this, dab red lipstick on your dark circles and layer your favorite undereye concealer. Voila! You'll look more refreshed.

    If this sounds crazy, hear us out: If you refer to the color wheel, red is the opposite blue and green. They cancel each other out, so this hack actually makes sense!

    MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, P1,100, Lazada


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  2. Use as a cream blush substitute.

    Lipstick isn't just limited to your pout—it can also double as a cream rouge. Just swipe a little bit on your cheeks and blend it out using your fingers. You'll end up with a pretty flush!

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  3. Create monochromatic looks. 

    Monochromatic lewks were big in 2019, and we don't think the hype will die down anytime soon! They're just so easy to create—you don't have to think *too hard* because you'll only need one color to create your entire makeup look. Well, we're about to make your lives a LOT simpler: Grab your favorite lipstick and use it as your eyeshadow, blush, and lip color. Just like that, you already have a finished lewk!

    blk Cosmetics Holiday All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick in Jolly, P299, Lazada


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  4. Make new lip colors.

    Was "I promise not to buy more lipsticks" part of your New Year's resolutions? If you can't resist the urge to get a ~fresh~ tube, we highly suggest mixing two of your well-loved shades to create a completely different color. You might just end up with a new go-to hue!

  5. Give your face some definition.

    If you can't be bothered to buy a separate palette solely for contouring, you can just use your matte brown lipstick instead! Suck in your cheeks and draw lines on the hollows. Blend out the color using a damp beauty sponge.

  6. Double as a colored eyeliner.

    If you're bored with your usual black and brown eyeliners, give ~colored~ ones a go. You don't have to buy new ones, though. Your liquid lipstick will work just fine! Just put a little bit at the back of your hand and apply it on your lids using a mini angled brush.

    Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Unlocked, P1,550, Sephora


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