Lip balm is not the most amazing of all beauty products, but it is one of the most versatile! It’s probably the one product that you bring everywhere because it fits so easily into your pocket! It may also be the most universally “misplaced” product too, but who’s really paying attention, right? There is actually a lot that you can do with your lip balm, so keep these ideas in mind the next time you find yourself in need!
1. You can use lip balm to remove your eye makeup in a pinch. Just rub a bit on you ring finger and gently rub away any smudged mascara or eye liner. I will admit that I have done this on a night out in the women’s bathroom. It works great and it is easy to clean off afterwards. Just don’t do this with any sort of flavored or minty lip balm.
2. Still worried about your eyes? A few dabs of lip balm will reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Hydrate your skin by locking in moisture with a protective barrier during dry or cold months to keep those crow’s feet far, far away!
3. If you’ve run out of brow gel, you can use a bit of lip balm! Dab a bit of lip balm onto your finger tip and smooth down those unruly brows! It works in a pinch and won’t spread all over your face, either.
4. If you’ve run out of lipstick, you can mix a bit of eye shadow with lip balm to create a nice lip color. It won’t last all night, but it’ll look great for those pictures right before a night out!
5. If you’ve got some flyaways that popped up in the middle of the day (I blame you, humidity!) you can tame them with a bit of lip balm! Dab a bit of lip balm onto your finger tips and rub them together to warm up the balm and make it easier to spread around. Gently pat your hair before rubbing it all down. The lip balm will work great on ponytails and braids.
6. Do you have really dry patches on your skin that tend to crack or split? Lip balm will do the same thing for your skin that it does for your lips! Apply a generous amount to any dry areas on your hands, your elbows, or even your knees. If you have rough or dry fingertips, this method works well, too. A protective layer will help your skin to heal faster and stay hydrated.
7. Use lip balm to moisturize your cuticles. If you have dry, cracked, or flaky cuticles, rub a good amount of lip balm onto them before going to bed. The lip balm will transform your finger tips into gorgeous manicure-ready hands in just one night! I love this method as I always tend to pick at my fingers when I’m awake. If I treat them during the night, they can heal in peace!
8. If you’ve run out of blush, you can dab a bit of lip balm onto your cheeks to give them a little extra glow for your evening look. This works best in the winter for me because my face dries out very easily.
9. If you have a cold, allergies, or just need to blow your nose constantly, apply lip balm to your nose to ease the redness and irritation that comes from using too much tissue on your delicate skin. The protective layer will do wonders!
Try these methods out when you run out of options. they work well and are generally inexpensive. Who knew lip balm could be such a wonderful tool? I love it!