Don't you wish you could get your classic matte red lipstick to work a little harder for you? Like say, miraculously turn into a deep, shiny jewel-toned burgundy from time to time? Or morph into a shimmery pale pink lipgloss when the occasion called for it? Or...while we're dreaming big, here, what if your tinted moisturizer could transform into all-out full-coverage foundation when you needed it? Well, it turns out these are just pipe dreams. You actually can give a lot of your favorite products a second life, with just a few tips and tricks in your arsenal.
We grabbed Taylor, our in-house beauty expert, to show us just how to mix our makeup like a pro. Watch as she shows you how to turn two of your makeup-bag staples into an endless array of looks. That's right, we just cut your beauty budget by more than half. You are welcome.
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer, $43, available at Laura Mercier; Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Waterproof Concealer, $24, available at Tarte; NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Shanghai Express, $24, available at NARS; NARS Lip Gloss in Albatross, $24, available at NARS; Estée Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick Luminizer in Gunmetal, $25, available at Estée Lauder.