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This Quick Makeup Trick Will Save You Money on Eyeshadow AND Lipstick

Ever saw an eyeshadow shade and wish you could find it in a lip color? You’re not alone. But luckily, there’s now a simple and quick hack to turn all of your favorite eyeshadows into lipstick.

Even better, it saves you money in the long run. Considering the fact that women spend an average of $313 per month of their appearances, we could all use a few shortcuts that save cash. If that wasn’t enough of an incentive, this hack also gives you a bigger makeup collection without having to buy more products or take up more space in your makeup bag.

As for the trick, it couldn’t be easier. The next time you see an eyeshadow color that you think would make the perfect lipstick, apply a layer of clear lip balm on your mouth. Great options include the Rimmel Kate Lip Conditioning Balm (Buy on Amazon, $5.99) and the Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm (Buy on Amazon, $8.99). Once that’s on, pat your eyeshadow shade of choice over the lip balm until you get the color you want. Voila, DIY lipstick!

In The Know video producer Lisa Azcona also pointed out that this hack is great if you want to try a new lipstick shade but don’t want to break the bank and then find out that you’re not a fan. After all, maybe you want to see what that coral or neutral color would look like on your lips without committing to a purchase.

A last pro tip from Azcona: Try to pick an eyeshadow that comes in its own pan or is part of a pocket-sized compact with only a handful of shades. You don’t want to keep whipping a massive palette out of your purse or bag all day every time you need a discrete touch-up.

Now’s the time to test it out for yourself!

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