Wakeup Your Makeup: Lip Balm LoveHOME
Lip balm is a basic beauty essential - I keep one in my handbag, in my car, on my work desk and several around the house. But did you know that lip balms are not just for keeping your lips moisturised? Read on for ways to expand your lip balm horizons!
Lip balms come in different types of packaging and consistency. Lip balm in sticks are solid, whereas lip balm in pots and tubes have a buttery/waxy consistency (such as Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm in the pot and squeeze tube), which is more suitable to use for the first two suggestions below.
1. Taming brows
Lip balms don't need to just stay on your lips! Take a wax-based lip balm and smooth over eyebrows to tame unruly hairs and add a glossy shine! You can just apply the lip balm alone or even over brow pencil or powder to set the colour.
2. Emergency Moisturiser
If lip balms can moisturise your lips, why not use it to moisturise other parts of your body? It's especially useful for when you're out and you discover an annoying dry patch on your face - simply rub a small amount of lip balm into the area. Also, try applying some intensive moisturising lip balm to your dry elbows and knees and feel the difference! It also works a treat on dry cuticles too. Just try it and see!
3. Use with Eyeshadow
Who knew lip balm can come in handy when it comes to eyeshadow?! Using a vaseline-based lip balm, such as Vaseline Lip Therapy with Aloe Vera, pat some onto your lids as a base for your powder eyeshadow, or even mix it with your powder eyeshadow to turn it into cream shadow instead!
Do you have any other uses for your lip balms? What is your favourite brand of lip balm? Let us know below! - Lucy