Monday, 20 May 2013

Multi-tasking Monday:lipstick as blusher |Handpicked Beauty

Hey everyone,

As you all know, I am a devout believer in multi tasking products, as it undoubtedly saves money as well as time! Makeup is expensive, so whenever I find a way to use the same product instead of separate ones in my routine, I jump at the chance.

Recently I have been using lipstick as blusher, which sounds pretty weird ! However if you like cream blushes, lipsticks give the same creamy, dewy effect and they are easy to blend and use. It also looks more natural when your lips and cheeks have the same pretty tint! 

1.Use the lipstick on your lips however you want. I usually just dab it on a little for a more subtle effect, but this also works when you want to rock a full on statement lip.

2/3.  Draw some dots on your cheeks using the lipstick, in a place where you want to have a pretty blush. Don't worry if you put too much on, I either apply a little cream foundation over it to even it out or just wipe a little off using a makeup wipe.

4. Blend the dots of lipstick out using slightly warm fingertips and you have a soft rosy glow which deceivingly says you have been out in the garden :)

I love this method of creating a lovely soft glow on my cheeks, as it is super easy and affordable. Also if I have splashed out on an expensive lipstick I want to be able to use it several times! I have even been known to use shimmery lipsticks on my eyelids.

Hope you enjoyed this everyone, and if you want me to make 'multi tasking monday' a regular segment let me know!
Have you tried this?

Lots of love,


  1. This is a really pretty colour to use as both lipstick and blush, I love it!

    Kimberley x

    1. same! Its from accessorise and it was so cheap too xxx

  2. Great idea, especially for travelling when you don't want to bring that many products :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

    1. yeah it is really useful for travelling light :D xxx

  3. I used to do this as a teen when I couldn't afford both lipstick and blush.

    1. I'm in that situation now so it is so useful! x


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