Multi-use Beauty

For those on a budget, multi-use products are both useful and glamorous.

It is always nice to have a bit extra in your bank account; however, beauty products can eat up extra cash quickly. Gabi Bouvier talks about the multiple functions a single product can have, techniques that can be money-savers and add a fun twist for a day to day look or a night out.


Two-in-one

Ever look at a fabulous lipstick color and wish it could grace your eyelids? Whether or not you have, it is a possibility. Here at Label, we tried a generic lipstick to see what it could do for our eyes. I used Milk Makeup's lip color in Dip Out on Label model Nicole Ip. 

 Nicole Ip wears Milk Makeup's Dip Out lip color on her eyes, glitter eyeshadow on her cheeks, and Kat Von D liquid lipstick with the Kat Von D Alchemist shadow ultra-violet on her lips. 

Nicole Ip wears Milk Makeup's Dip Out lip color on her eyes, glitter eyeshadow on her cheeks, and Kat Von D liquid lipstick with the Kat Von D Alchemist shadow ultra-violet on her lips. 

Bite Beauty, a company known for creating lipsticks using food grade materials, has a product called the Multistick. The Multistick is said to be a "weightless colour for eyes, lips, and cheeks". While I personally don't use cheek color as much, I love using the Multistick in Almond for both my eyes and my lips. I will note that, if using lipstick for eyeshadow, I highly suggest using a primer so the color stays strong, especially in your eyelid crease.

 Glitter Up

Whether it's for an edgy day look, or a night out, glitter can give your look a little extra spark. Try filling in your eyebrows with a gold glitter for a subtle look, or a bright glitter color for more fun.

Barry M also has a great Face Glitter Dust that is ideal for cheeks, over or instead of blush.

Label model Sargui Magandran introduced me to glitter concealer. After covering her under eye area with concealer, she then patted glitter over the top.

Be careful though, once you go glitter, you'll never get rid of it.

 

 Sargui Magandran shows off the glitter concealer technique. Her eyebrows are filled in with a gold glitter eyeshadow (the same as on the cheeks of Nicole Ip), and on her cheeks is Bite Beauty Multistick in Almond. 

Sargui Magandran shows off the glitter concealer technique. Her eyebrows are filled in with a gold glitter eyeshadow (the same as on the cheeks of Nicole Ip), and on her cheeks is Bite Beauty Multistick in Almond. 

Eyeshadow

Over your lipstick of the day, add a bit of eyeshadow. Over red lipstick, you can add a bit red eyeshadow to had different nuances to the normally monochromatic look. Or, go all out and add whatever eyeshadow you fancy on top.

 Eyebrow

There are hundreds of products for eyebrows, but you might not always have access to them, or want to spend the money.

Here are two different ways to darken your eyebrows in a pinch. If you haven't got your favorite brow products with you, an eyeshadow in the same color as your hair should do the trick. Mascara also works well. It won't fill in your brows so much as add a bit of pop, and accent the hairs you already have. If you just want to make them a bit darker, give it a shot.