I’m all about getting creative with your beauty routine, and on those days when you’ve forgotten to slip the one cosmetics product you must have right now in your makeup bag, knowing what to use as the perfect pinch hitter counts.
Check out my list of sixteen beauty product substitutes for those MacGyver moments:
A bright, vibrant lip color is definitely a fashion “Do” – but unfortunately, they can be tough to pull off. Here are a couple of tidbits on how to master those brilliant pinks, reds and corals reminiscent of a Venice vacay:
Ditch flakiness: Bold lip color highlights flaws, including lip crud (ew). The solution? Buff your lips with a warm, damp washcloth…or just brush them.
Keep lip liner subtle: Unless you’re going for the “I just ate a chocolate ice cream cone” look, obvious lip liner is a mistake. Pick a color that matches your lipstick closely, and heat the pencil lightly with your hairdryer for about 15 seconds before applying to keep the look soft.
Go monochrome: Opt for neutral makeup colors elsewhere to avoid a clownish effect; these lips look great simply paired with glowing skin and black mascara.
Acclaimed singer and actress Jennifer Lopez could have named her fragrance “Glow” after herself, since she’s always looking so fresh and gorgeous, and at 44 years old to boot. Jealous? Don’t be – just grab Jen’s look with tips from the starlet herself. Here are some of the beauty products she swears by:
Let’s face it: all drugstore cosmetics girls love Maybelline. So today I’m reviewing Maybelline shiny-licious lip gloss. I own two shades of this, #40 lolly pink and #90 melon ball. I enjoy Lolly Pink the most – it looks natural but still shiny. While it doesn’t feel sticky on your lips, it will if you get any on your fingers.The applicator is a plushy fabric tip, making it smooth and comfortable to apply but hard to clean.