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3 Unconventional Ways to Wear Lip Gloss

Including a cool highlighter hack.
August 20, 2021


Lip gloss is one of the most versatile makeup products because you can use it in other ways besides defining and coating your lips. The high-shine sparkles and colorful pigments of glosses can actually be used on other parts of the face, making lip gloss the ultimate multi-tasking secret weapon in makeup. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our three favorite lip gloss hacks that enhance more than just your pout.


Hack 1. Use Lip Gloss As an Eye Gloss

Using a lip gloss as an eye gloss is a method loved by many makeup artists. It gives the lids a little extra sparkle and allows your eyes to catch the light in a stunning way. It’s simple too. Start by priming your lids with an eyeshadow primer or concealer (we love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof). Next, apply a colorful eyeshadow of your choice, and add a clear gloss like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 Hour Lip Gloss, Hydrating Finish, in Crystal Glass on top. And just like that, your glossy eye makeup look is complete.


Hack 2. Use Lip Gloss As a Blush

Everyone loves a plumped, youthful complexion — and one of the easiest ways to achieve this is by actually applying a little lip gloss on your cheeks for a flushed finish. After applying your face makeup, tap on a few dots of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Gloss Plump in Mauve Glow on the apples of your cheeks. The warm pink pigment will instantly brighten your complexion and give you a natural flush. This is the ultimate hack when you’re running low on your cream or powder blush.


Hack 3. Use Lip Gloss As a Dewy Highlighter

Looking to add a little sparkle to your makeup look? Stretch out your lip gloss by using it as a luminous highlighter. Opt for a glowing formula like the L’Oréal Paris Summer Belle Glowing Lip Gloss in Sun-Day Funday and tap it onto your cheekbones, down your nose and on your cupid’s bow for a radiant touch. Complete the look by swiping it on your lips for a monochrome makeup finish.


Next: 5 Stunning Lipstick and Lip Gloss Combinations That Scream Fall


Written by: Alanna Martine Kilkeary, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn

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