With cosmetics, staying budget-friendly is always on my mind. Re-purposing products is a great way to get through all of the stuff you have while keeping money in your wallet!
There are a ton of beauty products that have a surprise use or two. You won’t believe some of these sneaky doubles!
Toothpaste as a zit zapper
If I run out of acne cream, I immediately reach for my toothpaste. While I don’t recommend it for everyday blemish treatment, it’s great in a pinch. Toothpaste dries out whatever’s lurking under that bump! Just dab some on your blemish, let it dry and wash off in the morning.
Conditioner as shaving cream
Out of shaving cream? No worries! Slather on some of your conditioner and shave away. It not only hydrates your skin but also leaves your legs silky smooth.
Concealer as an eye primer
Eye primers are fantastic, but an unnecessary cost if you already have concealer. Apply to your lid, let dry and then apply your shadow or liner. Voila!
Baby powder as dry shampoo
If you’re not ready to take the dry shampoo plunge or just don’t like it, baby powder is great for refreshing greasy hair. Dust a little onto a hairbrush and brush through your hair. Because it’s all white, avoid sprinkling directly on your hair. Let sit and massage into your roots. Continue brushing if you look powdery.
Baking soda as a spot corrector
Acne scarring? Dark spots? Treatments can be so expensive. I rely on baking soda to remove redness and lighten my dark spots. Mix a spoonful of baking soda with enough water to make a paste. Use as either a spot treatment or apply a light layer to your whole face.
Lipstick as a cheek stain
I wear lipstick on the reg, but sometimes not even on my lips. I love blush but stains work better with my skin. Since cheek stains can be pricey, I’ll just dab some lipstick on my cheeks and rub it in until it has a blushy effect. Be careful and only use a little at a time! Revlon’s Ravish Me Red is my go-to.
Vaseline as a lip tint/highlighter/eye makeup remover
Mix some Vaseline with those leftover bits of blush and you’ve got yourself a nice lip tint! Combine a light, shimmery eyeshadow with a dab of Vaseline and make the perfect highlighter. Vaseline is also an incredible makeup remover. Apply to eyes with a cotton round and watch your eye makeup melt off. Try to avoid the rest of your face though since it’s thick and could make you break out.
Do you re-purpose any of your beauty products? Have you tried the alternate uses of any of these? Tell me in the comments!