A Super Simple Makeup Tip: Lipstick Used As Blush

It’s your favorite time of the week! πŸ˜‰ OK, maybe not, but I really like writing the Beauty Tip of the Week posts because it means it’s a Thursday – and the weekend is just one day away!

This week’s tip is super simple. If you’ve run out of blush (shocker! horror!), walk, don’t run to your closest pink or peach lipstick (dark colors like reds, purples and browns won’t work with this tip). All you need to do is rub a cotton ball over your lipstick, and pat some on the apple of your cheeks.

Next, use your middle and ring finger to blend the lipstick on your cheeks and follow your cheekbone up to a little before your earlobes. Keep it light handed and remember to blend. Voila, your very own cream blush.

Have you tried this makeup trick before? How did it work for you? Those who are acne-prone may want to skip this trick though, as the oils from the lipstick may cause breakouts.

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    1. Try it out and let me know what you think, Michaela! Oh and your new pic is really pretty… did you get bangs? I can’t remember if you had bangs in your previous pic! πŸ™‚

    1. I’ve tried it one and it looked really great but I too am prone to breakouts so I didn’t do it after that one time… but it definitely works! πŸ˜€

  1. That’s a great tip! I keep buying lipstick even though I almost never use them (I prefer lipglosses as they’re easier and quicker to apply) so I know what to do with them. Thanks!

  2. oh i love this tip!!!i have combination skin and i love the sliighty dewy finish it gives!!
    ps:i love wearing plum lipsticks on my cheeks as well it looks really pretty and natural when its really sheer!!kisses!!

  3. YOU do this tip too? haha. my mum recommends this to me n has been my fv application! ;)) not suitable for oily skin i must say! πŸ˜‰

  4. I know that Sandra Bullock did that for her Oscars makeup with Rouge Coco. Nice tip, it is. Oh, I love that pic. It made me giggle!

  5. Awesome i discovered this few weeks ago its really useful bc i have this peachy colored lipstick but it doesnt suit me so i just use it as a blush!!:D

    p.s i think you should do video i’ll be great!!!!

  6. I love this little secret! It was featured in the first part of our Beauty FAQ series too. Feel free to check out the second part that was published today!

  7. I’ve always done this! πŸ™‚ I like that the colours on your cheek and your lips are the same, it looks really natural. Nice tip! πŸ™‚

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