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I use my UDPP as a primer on my nose. I have really oily skin and nothing works, but it seems to delay the oil spill for a few more hours.

matte orange lipstick or cream cheek color as a color corrector for dark under eye circles! can be cheaper than buying a correcting wheel and works just as well!

I used to have a deep pink lip liner that I’d smudge on as eyeshadow. I actually didn’t realize that it was lip liner until many years later when I went to throw it out because it was so old. I thought it was eyeliner the whole time! it was a happy mistake, I suppose.

I agree with Christine about the eyeshadow as a blush or highlighter.

I tend to use eyeshadow, blush, highlighter and bronzer for parts of the face for which it may not be intended. For instance, I have a NYX blush which is too dark for my cheeks, so I use it as a bronzer and an eyeshadow. I sometimes use Stila Kitten e/s as a highlighter.

I have used lipstick as a blush and an eyeshadow in a pinch. It’s not really something I like to do on a daily basis.

I rarely uses eyeliner but I tend to lush over cream/gel eyeliners. I use them for an eyeshadow base and if it’s a colour I can wear as a lipstick, I’ll even put it on my lips.

So yeah, basically I will use make-up intended for a specific part of the face, anywhere on the face.

I’m not big into the black lip thing – but when I have done it in the past rather than buying a black lipstick at the last minute I go with one of my cheaper black eye-liners – and seriously I have to say lipstick (even with the best lip liners I can find) has never lasted an entire night out as well as that black.

Bronzer as a crease/countour for the eyes, yellow matte eyeshadow as a corrector, matte pink eyeshadow as blush, and face highlighter as a soft, glowing eyeshadow.

I’m totally with you on bronzer as eye contour/crease color! I like to shade my inner browbones with it, up where the bridge of my nose begins.

i love to use mac naked liner on my bottom waterline. i use it everyday and its the first lipliner i’ve actually almost finished!!

Using eyeshadow was highliter or blush is something I do very regurlarly. This way, eyeshadows can find a way to end a bit faster and money can be saved from avoiding bying many types of highlighters.
I use blush (Trace Gold) as an all over highlighter because of its fantastic formula and texure.
I use blush for crease color (not on lid because they are not opthamologically checked).

It’s very interesting and fun finding unconventional ways to use products.

For example, retrospect mac eyeshadow gave me a goldish sheen on cheecks I couldn’t find on other highleghters.

Another example is that I didn’t like shroom eyeshadow. I didn’t trash it. On the contrary, it became a contouring powder I might even rebuy.

Eyeshadow to contour, but also as a highlighter and blush. Sometimes I use blush as eyeshadow and lipstick as blush. And I also mix pigments or even pressed eyeshadows with clear gloss to create my own lipgloss πŸ™‚

I have used eyeliner to write myself notes in a pinch when I can’t find my pen. That’s kind of extremely unconventional, though. I do also use shadows and blushes and cream blushes as lip colors. So many items are touted as multi-function now that it doesn’t seem all that odd any more.

I like to use my eyeshadow as a lipstick, I’ll just pat it on and then top it with some gloss or a lipstick in the same shade. It really helps for the lipstick to stay on longer!

I like to use eyeshadow on my lips. I’ll put on lip balm and part eyeshadow on top with my finger and add gloss. I do this I don’t have a certain color lipstick in my stash.

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