Vaseline is known and loved for its ultra-hydrating petroleum jelly formula, but probably it isn’t the first thing you think of when considering makeup-bag essentials. It’s one of those unsexy products that none of us remembers buying, yet we all have a jar of it lying around somewhere. While it may not be the first thing you reach for in your daily routine, it’s arguably one of beauty’s most overachieving multi-taskers.
From making your perfume last longer clean your stubborn eye makeup, Vaseline can be used to fix virtually any beauty problem. Below are just 5 ways to incorporate this versatile item into your regimen.
It subs in for mascara
If you don’t love mascara but still crave defined lashes, coat them with a little Vaseline for a glossy finish. Petroleum jelly not only leaves lashes conditioned, but it’s even rumoured to help them grow.
Use it as a highlighter
As an alternative to shimmering highlighters, dab a little along the tops of cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and under brows for a natural, understated sheen.
Make your perfume last longer
Rub a tiny amount of Vaseline onto the areas you normally spritz your fragrance, then apply your scent as usual. It adheres better to petroleum jelly than skin for greater longevity.
Transform matte eyeshadows
Prime lids with petroleum jelly before applying matte shadows to give them an instantly glossy sheen.
Remove stubborn eye makeup
Dip a cotton swab into Vaseline for a gentle way to erase budge-proof mascara, liner and even false lashes.