9 Fabulous Lipstick Hacks You Probably Didn't Know About

There’s a saying, “Lips without lipstick are like cakes without frosting.” One is always better with the other. Here are 9 fabulous lipstick hacks that will keep your lips in shape, your lipstick lasting longer, and you looking radiant.

1. Transform old blush or eye shadow into lip gloss by adding it to clear lip gloss.

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2. Dust lips with translucent powder for lasting power.

 Via  CarryUrSwag   Apply lipstick then hold a tissue over your mouth and brush it with some translucent powder. A little bit of powder will transfer through the tissue and lock in your color.

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Apply lipstick then hold a tissue over your mouth and brush it with some translucent powder. A little bit of powder will transfer through the tissue and lock in your color.

3. Reshape and refrigerate old lipstick.

 Via  The Krazy Coupon Lady   One quick and easy way to fix a broken tube of lipstick is to carefully reform and repack it right in the tube. Shape it with your fingers and then throw it in the fridge for a day. It will reset and be as good as new.

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One quick and easy way to fix a broken tube of lipstick is to carefully reform and repack it right in the tube. Shape it with your fingers and then throw it in the fridge for a day. It will reset and be as good as new.

4. Apply lipstick with a fluffy eye shadow brush for a stained look.

5. Exfoliate chapped lips with an old, clean mascara wand and lip balm before putting on lipstick.

6. Use your favorite lipstick to color your cheeks.

 Via  Makeup & Beauty Blog   Use a color that works with your skin’s pigmentation and blend well, just like you would cream blush.

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Use a color that works with your skin’s pigmentation and blend well, just like you would cream blush.

7. Turn old lipstick into a tinted lip balm.

 For nearly-empty tubes of lipstick, scrape out what’s left, add petroleum jelly, and heat in a microwave until melted. Stir the petroleum jelly and lip color until you get an even gloss, and pour into a small container. Set the gloss in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes and apply with a lip brush.

For nearly-empty tubes of lipstick, scrape out what’s left, add petroleum jelly, and heat in a microwave until melted. Stir the petroleum jelly and lip color until you get an even gloss, and pour into a small container. Set the gloss in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes and apply with a lip brush.

8. Create a cream blush with old lip color and petroleum jelly.

 Mix an old lipstick with a bit of petroleum jelly to subdue the color and then simply dab it on your cheeks. You’ll have a smooth and creamy, inexpensive blush in a color you know you already like.

Mix an old lipstick with a bit of petroleum jelly to subdue the color and then simply dab it on your cheeks. You’ll have a smooth and creamy, inexpensive blush in a color you know you already like.

9. Make lips appear larger by covering with concealer.

 Once concealer is in place, trace your natural lip line with a liner pencil to make them appear larger. Fill in lips with the pencil for a matte look, or finish with a gloss.

Once concealer is in place, trace your natural lip line with a liner pencil to make them appear larger. Fill in lips with the pencil for a matte look, or finish with a gloss.