A Lesson In Beauty Mixology

Try as we might, it’s practically impossible to find that one miracle product to target all our needs in one hit of dreamy goodness. So while we’re still holding out hope for a cosmetic revelation that truly does it all, there’s a nifty solution to try your hand at. By mixing two or more products together, you can create an enhanced final effect – we like to call it beauty mixology.

So with that in mind, here are some beauty concoctions the Glossy team adore…

Eyeshadow + Vaseline
There are some hues that just aren’t available when it comes to lips. But, over the years we’ve learnt a quirky little solution. Got an eyeshadow palette that you love the shades of? Simple – just mix each hue with Vaseline. You can even swap things around and go for a glossy eye or add a sheeny finish to your blusher. Enjoy!
Makeup Revolution Mermaids vs Unicorns, £4 & Vaseline, £2.09

Moisturiser + Illuminator
For a dewy, healthy glow add a dash of illuminator to your moisturiser. It’s a dream for your face, but works wonders on your pins too.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, £9 & Iconic London Illuminating Drops, £33

Hair gel + Serum
Blending a pump of shine serum into hair gel provides body and shine, while giving your style a light hold and an anti-frizz, high-gloss finish. What more could you ask for?
Bumble and Bumble Gel, £22.50 & Phyto Ultra-Glossing Finishing Serum, £19.20

Cirtus + Floral Scents
Citrus-based scents are ideal for layering as they’re flexible, ergo allowing you to meld them with bolder fragrances. This duo work in perfect harmony, as when the notes combine the citrus accord becomes mellower and the bluebell less sweet.
Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin, £88 & Penhaligon’s Bluebell, £97

Coconut oil + Shampoo
Adding a couple of drops of coconut oil to your shampoo will pump your hair with hydration. It’s rich in lauric acid, which penetrates the hair deep into the shaft and has a high capacity to retain moisture, in turn preventing any breakage. A knight in shining armour for damaged hair, leaving it healthy and strong.
Vita Coco Coconut Oil, £2.99 & Cowshed Moody Cow Balancing Shampoo, £8

Pigment + Foundation
This nifty combo will help you achieve that other worldly skin we see time and time again on the runway. We’re talking the type of futuristic, polished finish dreams are made of. It’s a backstage secret used by makeup artist Alex Box, simply mix a little Illamasqua Pure Pigment into your foundation and voila!
Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Furore, £17.50 & Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation, £40



Beauty Editor