20 Unexpected Uses For Your Beauty Products

Think your deodorant is just deodorant? Oh, how wrong you are.

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1. Deodorant is a great on-the-go mattifier for your face.

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According to makeup artist Gucci Westman.

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2. Use your hair dryer to instantly defog your bathroom mirror.

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3. Use your flat iron to make big, bouncy curls.

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4. For faster waves, twist your hair into a ponytail and flat-iron the whole thing.

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5. Mascara wands make the ultimate brow tamer.

Buy a spare, clean off an old one, or if you use brown mascara on your lashes, wipe off the excess and use what remains to add a little color to your eyebrows (black will look too harsh on most people).

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6. Lip brushes make it so much easier to apply mascara to lower lashes.

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7. You can use your flat iron to lightly de-wrinkle clothes.

Make sure it’s clean and that you don’t burn through your fabric.

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8. Lipstick and non-sticky glosses make subtle blush.

Just rub it on your apples.

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9. Turn eyeshadow into nail polish.

It’s incredibly easy and a great use for overly bright colors you don’t necessarily want on your face but would love to rock on your hands.

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10. Eyeshadow brushes are the perfect size for creating an ombre manicure.

Full instructions here

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11. Makeup sponges work for ombre nails too.

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12. Shave your legs with conditioner.

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I’ve been doing this for years; my legs are so much smoother and the shave lasts days longer than when I was using shaving cream. Plus, that’s one more thing you don’t have to buy at the drugstore.

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13. Deodorant helps prevent blisters when breaking in new shoes.

Use a clear gel variety.

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14. Lip balm helps heal small shaving nicks.

Be they on your legs or your face or wherever your razor may stray.

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15. Exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush.

Coat a dry toothbrush with your favorite lip balm and go to town.

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16. Use a toothbrush to touch up your roots.

You’ll have much more control over the dye.

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17. Use your razor to depill your clothes if you’re running out the door.

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18. A pumice stone will defuzz clothes as well.

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19. Use mascara as liner in an emergency*.

*the emergency doesn’t sound THAT bad tbh.

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20. Eliminate annoying razor-burn bumps with deodorant.

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Apply deodorant after shaving and drying off. Works like a charm.

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