Wednesday, January 6, 2016

One Lipstick, 3 Finishes.

Hiya Gals,

Getting the most out of my makeup is essential and by making a product versatile is a fantastic way for me to get the most out of it. 

One of my favourite product's to transform is lipstick. Not only is it quick and easy, it is a great item to re-purpose if you happen to be on a "No Buy" because even though you may not have brought a new lipstick, it feels as though you are applying a brand new lippie each time that you apply it with a different finish. 




Today, I am going to give you a few tips on how to transform one  lipstick formula into three different finishes. The star of this transformation is Prism cream finish lipstick in "I Pink I'm In Love" however, you can use any lipstick from your collection. 


Regular Finish

Nothing fancy is required for wearing a lipstick in its' original formula, other than prepping the lips with balm.
  • Apply your lip balm and blot your lips.
  • Next apply your lip liner.
  • Now your lips are prepped and ready for your lipstick. Apply a generous amount of lipstick straight from the tube.

Glossy Finish

The glossy effect is a finish that really plays up the original lipstick shade. Applying a clear gloss on top of your lipstick is quite the game changer as it adds a beautiful intense shine that takes your lipstick to a whole new level of glam.
  • Apply your lipstick as normal.
  • Next take a lip brush and add a layer or two of clear gloss, taking care to blend out to the outer perimeter of your lips.

 Matte Finish

Any lipstick in your makeup collection can be transformed into a very on trend matte finish. This can easily be done with translucent powder and a tissue. The advantages  of this method is that you will still get all the moisturizing benefits of your lipstick and that by using a tissue you will achieve an even distribution of powder which means no clumping.
  • Apply your lipstick as normal
  • Next place a tissue on your lips and dab on some translucent powder with a fluffy brush. This will effectively remove the shine from your lipstick.
  • Peel away the tissue to reveal gorgeous matte lips.


Thanks for reading!

What are your favourite makeup products to re-purpose?


*Don't forget to enter our Prism Makeup Giveaway  *


Keisha xo

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38 comments

  1. Oooo! This is a fabulous post, Keisha! I've only repurposed bronzer as eyeshadow but never tried any of these tips with my lipstick! Time to experiment!

    Reflection of Sanity | StayLean Tea Australia Giveaway

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    1. I have used bronzer as a shadow also and it gives such a nice glow. Be sure to let me know how this works out for you :)

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  2. These comparison pics are fabulous Keisha! I want to try a matte look but usually end up doing the glossy one because my lips dry out so fast. I wish spring would come soon and take all these harsh winter winds away.

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    1. I'm wishing spring/summer to hurry along as well...I hate cold weather and dry lips lol. The next time that you give a matte lip a whirl, try moisturizing really well first, that may help :)

      xo

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  3. Thanks for sharing this Keisha, didn't know I could transform my regular lipstick to matte. I'll have to try that soon.

    Drea
    naturalledrea.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it certainly is possible. Have fun trying it out.

      Xo

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  4. This is such a great idea, especially for those times when I really want to buy some new makeup but don't want to spend a dime!

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    1. I so agree lol! Thanks for reading:)

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  5. I new the matte technique but the gloss thats new thanks this are helpful lips tips.

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    1. Gloss looks so glam over the top. Hope you like it

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  6. Amazing color <3

    The Cutielicious
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    Federica

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  7. Great tips! Thanks for sharing! :)
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  8. I'm loving lip products at the moment, so this post couldn't have come sooner. I'm definitely giving the matt finish a go tomorrow ♥

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    1. Oh cool. Let me know how you like it. Thanks for reading!

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  9. Awww this is super gorgeous and interesting!!

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    1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it Thanks for reading Charu.

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  10. This is a really cool post for people that want to transform their lipsticks. I prefer the matte finish most of the time.

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    1. I love transforming lipstick. It is quite fun. I'm wearing more matte finishes these days also

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  11. I love that trick for a matte lipstick. I do that all the time XD
    Nati xx
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    1. Isn't it super cool? Thanks for reading Natalie

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  12. What a great post! I love to apply clear gloss over mattes sometimes! I also love to use bronzer as eyeshadow...sometimes even an eyeshadow as a highlight!
    xo, Lily

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    1. Eyeshadow as highlighter is such a fab idea!

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  13. This is very helpful and informative, Keisha!I've made some lipsticks into a glossy finish, but sometimes I forget that I can make them matte. I still need to give that a try.
    xoxo Lauren

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    1. Glad you found this helpful Lauren :)

      Xo

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  14. I'm completely with you on finding various ways of making a lipstick work - achieving three looks out of one product is a great thing! I love these variations Keisha, particularly the glossy finish :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Repurposing makeup is such a good way to keep me interested lol. I agree the glossy finish is quite pretty

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  15. This was awesome Keisha. Each gives a different effect :D Beautiful
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  16. Great tips! I've been started to get bored of my lippies. This reminds me to try these tricks.

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Switching up you lippie textures will def give boredom a nudge :). Have fun

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  17. Loving these tips. I personally only like wearing matte lipsticks. Great to know that I can just make any lipstick matte :)
    Love,
    Charlotte Luisa | charlotteluisa1.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed these tips. Thanks for reading!

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  18. Beautiful Keisha. I love the way the 3 looks, look on you :) xoxo
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  19. Matte lipsticks are so popular at the moment, I will definitely try the tissue and powder trick tomorrow! Thanks for this :)
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    1. Oh cool! I'm sure that you'll love this technique :)

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