Petroleum jelly is widely known for healing dry skin. But did you know that there are plenty of beauty uses for this product? Here are some ideas to try with your petroleum jelly:
1. To create new eyeshadow colors
Tired of using the same eyeshadow colors every day? Create new ones by mixing two to three eyeshadow pigments with petroleum jelly. It's an easy way to get pretty new shades—or an entirely new palette, even!
2. As lip gloss
Trade in your favorite lip gloss for petroleum jelly! Like lip gloss, petroleum jelly leaves a lovely sheen on your pout. It also provides moisture to your lips, keeping it soft, smooth, and moisturized.
3. To remove false eyelash glue
Taking off false eyelashes can be really tricky—you have to be very careful to prevent ripping your real lashes off. However, the adhesive glue that keeps your falsies in place can sometimes be difficult to remove. Luckily, petroleum jelly can help! Just apply a bit of jelly over the adhesive glue and wipe it off with a damp washcloth. You'll be falsie-free in a snap!
4. As eye makeup remover
Removing eye makeup can take a considerable amount of time since you have to wipe again and again until there’s not a single trace of eyeshadow left on your lids. For faster eye makeup removal, dot petroleum jelly on your eyelids, then wipe it off with a facial tissue or cotton.
5. To craft flavored lip balm
Since petroleum jelly doesn’t have flavor, spice things up by blending it with powdered juice mix or powdered chocolate mix. You’ll have flavored lip balm that smells and tastes delicious!
6. To make cream blush
Cream blush gives the skin a dewy flush, which is why makeup junkies use it to nail the natural look. Instead of purchasing a new cheek color, why don’t you try making your own? All you have to do is mix petroleum jelly with lipstick, and you'll have a new blush in a unique hue!
7. To tame unruly eyebrows
Dab petroleum jelly on your eyebrows. Then, with a mascara wand, brush your brows from inside to outside to keep the hairs in place. It's way cheaper than buying brow gel!
8. As an eyeshadow primer
Dab on a little petroleum jelly before applying eyeshadow. Doing so will not only make your eyeshadow stay longer—it can also help make the colors pop even more!
9. To highlight cheekbones
Do you want to have defined cheekbones like a supermodel’s? You can achieve that by patting a bit of petroleum jelly across your cheekbones. When light hits your face, you'll achieve a gorgeous dewy, contoured look.
Now that you know how awesome petroleum jelly is, we suggest that you add it to your kikay kit ASAP and give these tricks a try! Just pick out a quality product like Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, which is triple-purified, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic so it's perfectly safe for your face. Have fun getting pretty, Candy Girls!
This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Vaseline.