6 alternative beauty products to use on your eyes

alternative beauty products to use on your eyes

Running out of an essential beauty product is the worst, especially when you’re getting ready for a night out or a special occasion. There are many make-up products you can simply replace with another, but when it comes to your eyes, you need to be careful with what you use.

Here are six alternative products you can safely use on your eyes:

1. Lipstick to colour correct dark under eyes. Dark under eyes from stress and lack of sleep can be difficult to hide with just foundation. If you don’t have a colour corrector on hand, you can use a red or dark orange lipstick. Red helps to neutralise dark purple and blue undertones, minimising the appearance of the dark circles. Simply apply it and blend it in with your beauty sponge or brush and apply foundation as normal.

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2. Lipstick as an eye primer. Why buy a primer just for your eyes when you can use your nude lipstick to prep your eyes for your eyeshadow. This prevents the eyeshadow from falling onto your face during application and will help it last longer. Make sure to get a lipstick that really is a neutral colour, with no reds or pinks coming through.

3. Liquid lipstick for coloured eyeliner. Liquid lipstick is a great product to use as coloured eyeliner for when you feel daring, without having to go buy a coloured eyeliner you won’t use often. Simply apply the liquid lipstick to an angled liner brush and apply as normal. It’s such an easy way to jazz up a winged look.

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4. Use gel eyeliner as mascara. When your mascara runs out at an inconvenient time, just grab your gel eyeliner. Gel eyeliner doesn’t just have to be used to line your lids. Add a little bit of any kind of eye drops to your gel eyeliner and dip a disposable mascara wand or spooly into the mix and apply it as usual to your lashes.

5. Try aloe vera gel as a primer. Aloe vera gel can do more than heal your sunburned skin. This gel is perfect as a base to help your eyeshadow stay popping from day to night while moisturising your eyelids. Once applied, let the gel sit for a minute before applying your eyeshadow. Natural and cruelty-free!

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6. Lipstick as eyeshadow. Lipstick is the most versatile beauty product. You can create your own eyeshadow colour by mixing together your favourite lipsticks. Try not to use a matte liquid lipstick that’s tough to remove to avoid rubbing your eyes raw with make-up removal wipes. If you’re blending colours, always do a swatch on your wrist to save yourself from making costly mistakes on your face and having to start all over again.

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