Tight on cash and want to make the most of your makeup? Casey Casterline, founder of beauty sample swapping site eDivv.com, is taking your everyday products and amplifying their usage. Whether it’s using your mascara brush as a hair brush, making your foundation eyeshadow or transforming your favorite MAC lipstick shade into a last minute blush, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to perfecting a beat face.
Keep reading for ways to give your makeup the double duty treatment.
Use as eyebrow brushes or spritz a little hairspray on them and use to tame pesky flyaways.
If it doesn’t match your skin tone it may serve perfectly as an eye shadow primer.
Have your lipstick pull double-duty as a blush if you realize you’ve run out at the last minute.
MAC “Rebel” Lipstick, $16
Powder Eye Liner
Add a little water to powder eye liner to turn it into a liquid for a different look.
Shadows that match your roots can easily be brushed in to hide them if your hair has grown out a bit.
Apply a dark shadow to your eyelashes prior to your mascara to give them a boost in volume.
Plain Lip Balm
Apply around the inside of the eye with your finger to act as a highlighter.
Allow a light mist of hairspray to fall on your face after you’ve applied your makeup to set it for the day.
L’Oreal Elnett Satin, $13
Use a hydrating eye cream in the place of lip balm if you run out. It will keep your lips supple and give them a light shine.