How to Make Your Beauty Products Better For Your Skin

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1. Lip Balm + Face Scrub

Mix some of your lip balm into a pea-sized drop of face scrub, and gently massage into your lips in the shower.  It's an easy way to get a gentle exfoliator for your lips - just be sure not to swallow the mixture! 

Try these: Sephora Super Nourishing Lip Balm, $5 and Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub, $28

2. Cream Eye Shadow + Moisturizing Cream

Mixing these two together gives you an amazing cream highlighter - to pat along your cheekbones and add a little extra sheen. You can decide how much shimmer you'd like, and get more use out of that shadow you might only use on the weekends!

Try these: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Snow, $23.00 and sukito-Go Velvet Moisturizing Cream, $ 9.95

3. Lip Tint + Lip Gloss

Get the exact color you desire while avoiding too much gloss when you mix the two together before you apply.  You'll get the moisturizing benefits from this Tarte tint plus the antioxidants offered in the gloss, and your lips will thank you!

Try these: Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint, $24 and Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Gloss, $8.99

4. Lotion + Foundation

Do you find foundation to be too heavy for your skin? Many women are becoming addicted to BB creams and tinted moisturizers for just this reason.  But if you don't want to waste the foundation you have by buying a new product, why not mix your foundation with your daily lotion to create your own tinted moisturizer? The best part is that you get to decide just how much tint you want.

Try these: Maybelline Fit Me! Liquid SPF 18 Foundation, $6.99 and Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture - Sensitive Skin, $9.99

5. Texturizer + Primer

Use a primer spray in your hair to detangle and prep your locks for styling products, or use this texturizing cream first.  The best thing is they both dry perfectly and make one another even better.

Try these: Bumble and bumble. Prep, $20 and Living Proof Amp² Instant Texture Volumizer, $24

6. Body Butter + Body Foundation

If you want to get a golden glow on your legs, try blending some body butter with a foundation made for your body, a few shades darker than your natural tone.  Depending on the products you choose, you might even get a little shimmer! It's a great way to get your legs looking perfect and glossy when you're wearing that new pretty dress.

Try these: Mandara Spa Honeymilk Dreams Body Butter, $15.99 and Make Up Forever Face & Body Liquid Makeup, $40

7. Body Scrub + Body Lotion

Add some lotion to your body scrub before you hop in the shower, so that you're moisturizing as you exfoliate.  Just wait for how amazing your skin is going to feel when you're done!

Try these: Fresh Sugar Lemon Body Lotion, $22.50 and Shea Moisture Body Scrub, Coconut & Hibiscus, $9.99

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The makeup you buy, whether it's from your local drugstore or a high end retailer, most likely boasts some great benefits for your skin. And they have these -- lots are infused with antioxidants or special moisturizers to not only make your skin look flawless, but help it get a little closer to being flawless, all on its own.

Our little secret? Makeup and beauty product combinations. We never assume that there's only one use for our favorite products, so we're constantly experimenting on how to make them even better.

If you have dry skin, mixing some lotion into your foundation before application will help nourish your skin, and if you don't feel like buying a highlighter because you'll only use it for special occasions, try blending some of your light metallic eye shadow with some cream to pat along your cheekbones.

We know that no two faces are alike, so if you want to save some money and cater your makeup to your individual needs, try some of the combinations above!

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