8 Unexpected Uses For Your Favorite Beauty Products

Discover new and unexpected ways that you can use your beauty products to do way more than what they were originally intended for.

With so many cool beauty brands out there, it is easy to overload your collection with the latest and greatest products.

But cutting down on the makeup products you use can make your daily routine significantly easier — and it’s a great way to save money!

With so many specified products out there, it may seem like every single one of them is crucial in completing your beauty routine. But some beauty products can actually serve other functions than what they’re intended for. In fact, they do double-duty.

Using your skin/hair supplies on different areas may seem strange at first, but most of them are totally safe for both face and body, so there is no danger in putting them anywhere, albeit externally.

Check below to learn how to get even more use out your beauty products — you’ll be surprised what some of them can do.

#1: Black Mascara Coats Lashes And Covers Grey Hair

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Janine Ngai and Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

We mostly use mascara to lengthen our lashes and make them look more luscious than they are on their own.

But did you know you can also use your mascara tube to cover stray grey hairs on your head?

If you are a brunette, simply separate the hairs and swipe the mascara over them so that they better blend in with your hair.

#2: Lipstick Colors Your Lips And Fixes Discoloration

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Janine Ngai and Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Swiping on a red lip can make your mouth pop and give your makeup look a dose of glamour.

But — if you can believe it — red lipstick can also help you hide under eye circles!

The red color will help neutralize the blue hue under your eyes, making it less noticeable after you put on concealer.

#3: Coconut Oil Can Moisturize And Remove Makeup

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Janine Ngai and Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Is there anything that coconut oil can’t do?

Much more than a double-duty beauty product, it can do everything from moisturize your skin to nourish dry hair.

But you can also use it to remove your makeup — since it’s totally natural, you can swipe it over your face and eyes without worrying about harmful chemicals.

#4: Makeup Wipes Remove Makeup And Can Freshen You Up

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Janine Ngai and Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Makeup wipes usually help us get all of that beautiful makeup off our face that can cause breakouts, if left on too long.

But they can freshen up other parts of your body if you need to feel clean on the go.

Rather than bringing cumbersome bath products with you to the gym, you can swipe a makeup wipe over yourself after a workout to get rid of grime and sweat.

#5: Argan Oil Can Condition Your Hair And Style It

Argan oil is a key ingredient in many hair products — and for a good reason.

It’s a natural moisturizer that helps hair grow healthy and strong.

It is also a great way to cut back on split ends if you style your hair with heat a lot; try adding some argan oil in the next time you style your hair.

#6: Lip Balm Can Moisturize Lips And Tame Frizzy Hair

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Janine Ngai and Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Lip balm is our best friend, especially in the winter months when lips tend to get tender and crack.

But you can also make use of it in on your head, as a way to tame annoying stray hairs.

Simply swipe it over any flyaways after you’ve put up your hair — its sticky texture will keep them down.

#7: Dry Shampoo Cleans Hair And Holds In Bobby Pins

Janine Ngai and Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Janine Ngai and Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Dry shampoo is a liquid-less method of getting excess oil out of your hair.

Some people swear by it as a way to keep their hair looking cute for a few days without having to wash it.

You can also spray bobby pins with dry shampoo before placing them in your hair for extra hold — perfect for elaborate updos!

#8: Foundation Can Hide Blemishes And Prime Your Lips

Foundation is a key component when making your face look flawless — it evens out your skin tone and helps hide blemishes.

It can also be used as an effective lip primer if you are getting ready to wear a bold lip color.

Rubbing it into your lips neutralizes their hue, so that the lip color really pops against your skin.

Taking care of your face, hair, and body and actually be simpler — and cheaper — than you thought.

All you need are few key products in your vanity, which can translate into an arsenal of soothing, hydrating, and beautifying tools.

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