The Real Simple community is no stranger to new uses. We have a host of new and clever ways to use everything from outdoor items to zippered plastic bags, but here’s one we haven’t heard before: eye cream as lip gloss.
That’s right! If you bought an eye cream that didn’t quite work out, try using it as a lip gloss before tossing it aside. Eye cream helps keep lips supple and gives them a softer-than-gloss shine, says Casey Casterline, a cofounder of eDivv.com, a beauty-sample swapping site. Once the cream fully penetrates the lips, it also acts as a primer, helping any color that you put on top stay there longer.