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Other Ways to Use Lip Gloss Besides on the Lips

3 Unconventional Ways to Wear Lip Gloss


As the name implies, lip gloss is meant for adding shine to the lips. But, the next time you need a little pick-me-up or you have an unexpected date or event to attend, shift your thinking and look at this everyday staple as something more than makeup solely for your pout. To find out a few unique ways you can get more use out of your lip gloss — consider it a multitasker extraordinaire — just keep reading.

  1. On the cheeks: For a dewy look, simply dab a bit of gloss on your cheeks. It's an easy way to give yourself an instant fresh-faced glow.
  2. On the lids: Have a pink lip gloss? Pat it on lids to create a subtle rosiness. Still not quite sure what to do with that black lip gloss from a few season's back? If it hasn't gone bad, try dotting it on your lids and blending it, for a smoked-out, edgy effect.
  3. On the lips: To create your own custom color, simply tap an eye shadow or blush onto your lips. Then, just blend the color out with a clear- or neutral-toned gloss. Blue shadow, for instance, might sound cringe-worthy, but surprisingly, this cool-toned shade actually provides super-subtle, teeth-whitening results.
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Advah Advah 5 years
That eyeshadow trick sounds so intriguing, I'll have to experiment!   When it comes to putting lipgloss on eyelids though, all I can picture is gloopy, sticky eyelids heh!
girlfunkmusic girlfunkmusic 7 years
Not for nothing, but I think you're smoking. #1 and 2 sound silly since lipglosses are made with a completely specific set of ingredients not too appropriate for eyelids and cheeks... Talk about a sticky situation. Eck.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Nice tips. Will pass along.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
So I tried the subtle blue on my lips and my teeth looked really grey? Any tips on finding the right shade/right undertones?
qtpie qtpie 7 years
I remember using my sparkly pink lipgloss as eyeshadow when I was younger, and it looked pretty good as eyeshadow.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Believe me — my skin is oily, as well. I actually have tried the gloss-on-cheek thing with the tiniest amount of product, and it really did look nice. I was surprised!
missyd missyd 7 years
I'd SOOOOO break out with the cheecks thing. My skin is oily enough as is
Paromita Paromita 7 years
Gloss on cheeks might not be a good idea.. Oily skin dudettes will breakout.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
post - any lipstick with a blue undertone (rather than a yellow/orange) undertone will make your teeth look whiter.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I didn't know about the blue eyeshadow whitening teeth... I'm going to try this before I embark on my long day today!
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