Make Your Perfume Last Longer, And 7 Other Vaseline Hacks

Though we’re always obsessed with the latest and greatest beauty products, there’s a reason why some items in our routines are tried-and-true classics. One of our favorite iconic formulas is probably in the back of your medicine cabinet: Vaseline. It’s been around for 150 years for a reason — Vaseline is a multitasking miracle cream, and it’s time it got its due diligence. It’s not just meant to be used for burns, as a lip balm, and as a diaper rash! Rather, it can be relied on for a slew of time- and money-saving tricks — that will keep you hydrated from head to toe.

I’ve learned in recent years, though, that petroleum jelly is capable of so much more than making your lips super soft. Especially in a beauty routine. Practically speaking, it can heal dry, cracked feet overnight (just slather some on and wear a pair of socks while you sleep), and even keep your nose from getting raw while you’re sick. Here are eight other ways you can use up that giant jar of Vaseline you have sitting around — or you know, those 10 mini jars, because how cute are they??

1. Get a Better Mani

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Apply Vaseline to the borders of your nails before applying polish. Any that escapes your nails during application can easily be wiped away when you’re done, and no polish will be where it shouldn’t.

2. Make Custom Lipgloss or Cheek Stain

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Mix some Vaseline with lipstick for a sheerer formula that you can apply to lips or cheeks.

3. Exfoliate Lips

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Apply Vaseline to your lips and rub them with a Q-tip or toothbrush to quickly exfoliate.

4. Make Custom Eyeshadow or Highlighter

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Mix some Vaseline with pigment for a shiny formula you can apply to lids or cheekbones.

5. Fix Flyaways

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Get a tiny bit of Vaseline on your fingers and smooth over any flyaways you might have for a sleeker hairdo.

6. Tame Brows

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In lieu of brow gel, comb a little Vaseline through your brows using a spoolie brush to help them stay in place.

7. Remove Makeup

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The stubbornest of mascaras is no match for Vaseline. Rub some on your eyes (or lips, or wherever, really), and wipe away with a tissue or towel to instantly and easily remove makeup.

8. Make Your Perfume Last Longer

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Rub a small amount of Vaseline into the spots you would normally apply your perfume before spritzing. Your scent will last longer than it normally would.

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Written by Keisli Alia
Founder of Sashay Down and Sashay Down’s crew. Lawyer and economist, attracted to business world, innovation and fashion. Immensely in love with the fashion industry, with its hues and undertones, with my style and the simplicity of choosing the right clothes at the right place. If it is beautiful or interesting, I want to experiment, see, wear it, feel it and write about. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Coco Chanel”