15 Crazy-Awesome Uses for Vaseline
Vaseline costs about $5 and has an infinite number of uses. From the basic—use it to prevent and soothe chapped skin during harsh winter weather—to the more bizarre—some people apply Vaseline ($5) to the inside of light bulb sockets and glue bottles to prevent sticking—good old-fashioned petroleum jelly is one multitasking beauty product that doesn’t limit itself to the realm of beauty.
Keep reading to find out 15 more unexpected uses for this longtime medicine-cabinet staple!
Use Vaseline to tame frizz and seal dry split ends and even to keep unruly eyebrows in place.
MAC Pigment in Vanilla ($22)
Turn any of your favorite loose pigments into cream eye shadow or blush by mixing them with Vaseline. You can also make a tinted lip balm this way. But our favorite application is combining Vaseline with a shimmy pigment like Vanilla from MAC to create a dewy highlight.
If you’re embracing the no-makeup look, trade in your mascara for Vaseline. Smooth it over your lashes for a fuller set of dark, glossy eyelashes. Bonus: Vaseline also makes a great lash conditioner.
BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner ($26)
Use a small amount of Vaseline on dry spots before applying self-tanner. It will act as a barrier, preventing streaks and stains in areas it would otherwise cling to. Apply it around the hairline before applying at-home color to prevent hair-dye stains too.
Dry lips? Add a bit of sugar to your Vaseline to make your own lip scrub. Or mix it with sea salt and use the mixture in the shower as a body scrub with moisturizing benefits.