Got the Wrong Shade? Cool Ways You Can Use that Complexion Product

Got the Wrong Shade? Cool Ways You Can Use that Complexion Product

There’s nothing like dropping a fabulous makeup product into your online cart and purchasing it. You can’t wait to receive the package, open up this great new beauty item, and put it on. When it’s not what you expected, you can feel deflated, and annoyed. But, there’s no need to throw out cosmetics that may not work for what you initially needed it for, but can multitask for so many other beauty needs! 


We want you to totally love all the Juvia’s Place products you buy, and get your money’s worth. And we know that purchasing cosmetics for your complexion, getting the color right, and knowing which items will work best with your skin type can be tricky. But don’t fret. Those complexion products--foundation, concealer, powder--can be used in other ways. And in this article, we’re sharing how. 



If Your Complexion Product is Too Light


Ordered a complexion product that is too light of a shade? If the difference is one to two shades lighter than your own, you can simply use this product as a highlighter. Apply to the places where the sun would naturally hit--the brow bones, the bridge and tip of the nose, the center of the forehead, along the top of the cheeks, the Cupid’s bow of the lips, and the center of the chin. You’ll get a healthy, lit-from-within glow. 


If Your Complexion Product is Too Dark 


What if your complexion product is darker than what works for you? There’s no need to send it back, gift it, or toss it out. Simply use it as a contour product (a shade one to two shades darker than your skin tone works perfectly). Swipe on areas you want to contour on your face--along the top of the forehead/hairline, the sides of the nose, the hollow of the cheeks, and the jawline. This will instantly sculpt your face and work harmoniously with your highlighter to create a look that’s you, only better. 


Alternative Uses for Concealer


Purchased the wrong concealer? Or found out that concealer isn’t for you? Don’t fret! There are several uses for concealer that will keep that little beauty lifesaver working overtime. You can use it on your lashes to beef them up prior to swiping on mascara, or as a neutral base on your lips before applying lipstick. Other uses are as a base for your eyeshadow looks, or a way to correct an eyeliner wing gone wrong. 


Alternative Uses for Foundation


Foundation is another beauty product that can have 100 lives. You can save a shade that is too dark now for use in the summer, when we naturally are out more and tan (on the flip side, you can save a lighter foundation for winter, when we are indoors more). Like concealer, you can use foundation as a primer for your eyes and lips. You can also add equal parts moisturizer to foundation to create your own tinted moisturizer. This trick helps when you feel that foundation may be too heavy of a complexion option for your skin. 



Alternative Uses for Powder 


Face powder is another cosmetic that is at the center of so many beauty hacks. You can use it as a base for eye looks (including as a thickener for lashes) and lip looks. You can use it to make your lipstick matte, and more budge-proof. It will help you easily swipe away eyeshadow dust when you apply it under your eyes before applying shadow, and it even serves as an alternative to dry shampoo when your roots get too oily. Basically, setting powder, like many other products for the face, has so many additional uses.

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