A melon baller, a waffle iron and a 1980’s cassette player – what do these things all have in common? Aside from being the kind of gift your crazy aunt might give you for your birthday, they’re all single purpose items, and being such they often sit on your counter or in a drawer somewhere waiting to be used maybe once or twice.
In short, they’re incompatible with a minimalist lifestyle and only add to the clutter in your life. A good place to start when looking to de-clutter your life is your makeup drawer, that often over-stuffed corner of your bathroom or room filled with impulse buys and old bottles of cream blush you felt pressured to buy from the pharmacy.
A better way to go is to find multi-purpose makeup items online at a retailer like b-glowing.com that curates long-lasting, quality products, saving you trips to the pharmacy and sparing your purse some unnecessary chaos. In this blog, we’ll look at lip stain – a versatile product that fits in your back pocket and that you can use to achieve a natural, elegant look on-the-go.
The first example of what lip stain can do is actually not that far from its normal wheelhouse, but it’s here anyways because of how popular it’s become: the “Popsicle Lips” look. Lip stain, when pressed to the centre of the lips and gently blended outwards, forms that same summery colour gradient you get from eating a cherry-flavoured popsicle.
It’s a look that’s difficult to pull off with other lip products, but is pretty effortless with lip stain due to its awesome ability to stay at the middle of your lips until you blend it.
Another, more unconventional way to use that little bottle of lip stain is to apply it to your cheekbones as a blush. It sounds odd, but it totally works – a dab around the top of the cheekbones creates a subtle, natural rosiness that lights up your smile. Use a cushion for a more natural distribution, but, if you’re out and about with no cushion on hand, working it into a contour with a brush is the way to go.
And you don’t need to stop at the cheeks – give a little lip stain to your eyelids and watch it effortlessly transform into an eyeshadow. Dabbing a bit of stain in the middle and working it outwards creates a straightforward, monochromatic eyeshadow that looks both natural and bold. And, if you’ve used it on your lips and cheeks as well, you’ll create a natural cohesion that doesn’t look too busy or distracting. It might not be the “out dancing until 3am” look, but it’s more than serviceable for a day at work or on the road.
And, if you’ve used it on your lips and cheeks as well, you’ll create a natural cohesion that doesn’t look too busy or distracting. It might not be the “out dancing until 3am” look, but it’s more than serviceable for a day at work or on the road.
Try experimenting with other uses too, as there are, of course, uses that this blog hasn’t touched on. (There are, for instance, people who have even used lip stain in their hair!) Whatever the use, it’s good to experiment with products you previously thought had only a single purpose – the more you discover the multi-tasking capabilities of your products and appliances, the more you can buy for quality over quantity, and reduce the clutter in your life.
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