By Isabella Ranft
To preface, I’ve always had quite the love affair with Vaseline. As someone with dry and sensitive skin, I’ve had so many products over the years that either made me break out, or simply haven’t provided enough hydration. Since my allergic reaction to a lip balm in middle school, I’ve used Vaseline as my everyday lip balm – literally, I’m that girl who ALWAYS has a mini Vaseline container on me.
However, Vaseline is kind of like mayonnaise or olive oil in the way where it has, like, 800 uses that many people don’t even know about. So, with my trusty Vaseline sidekick, I decided to look these up and give them a try.
Hack 1: Create cream eye shadow or highlight
I started off by looking up just what exactly Vaseline could be used for. And let’s just say I was intrigued. Immediately, I saw a ton of makeup hacks I wanted to try. These were the highlights: You can use Vaseline with a loose pigment to create a cream eye shadow or highlight. You can put Vaseline on your pulse points to make your perfume last longer You can use Vaseline with a cotton ball to remove stubborn eye makeup. Of these hacks, I LOVED how the cream makeup came out – I used just a little bit of Vaseline blended into my BECCA Champagne Pop highlighter and it made the most perfect dewy look. I didn’t notice a super strong difference in prolonging my perfume, but it definitely helped take off eye makeup!
Aside from makeup hacks, I also found some uses for Vaseline that were perfect to incorporate into my nighttime routine. You can use it overnight on your eyelashes and literally THE ENTIRE EYE AREA. You can use Vaseline and sugar for an exfoliating lip scrub. You can use it to moisturize dry skin (especially as a hand moisturizer).
Hack 2: Hydrate delicate areas, like your under eye area
Of all of my Vaseline adventures, using it on my under eye area/eyelashes had the most visible results in my opinion.
Even the next day, my under eye area felt soft, moisturized and completely brightened and hydrated. Also, I suffer from the curse of short eyelashes, so with a dry, clean mascara wand I would brush Vaseline through my eye lashes (which is supposedly meant to make them longer and thicker). I’ve been doing it for a couple days now and I’m still not sure if it’s in my head, but I see a difference!
Hack 3: A cheap lip scrub
For an easy and exfoliating lip scrub, I mixed Vaseline with a little bit of sugar to soften and refresh my lips and they felt awesome after. It was also super quick and affordable to do at home! As a moisturizer, it’s perfect for areas like knees and elbows that need that extra hydration. But I specifically love using it on my hands because it keeps them smoother than butter.
Overall, my love for Vaseline only continues to FLOURISH. Not only can it be used for everything I mentioned above, but also it has other uses such as removing makeup stains from clothes, creating a clean gel-style manicure or using on your body after shaving to minimize potential irritation. Love you always, Vaseline.