Who doesn't have vaseline? This is probably the only product that I'VE used that acts both as a makeup remover and shadow primer (a reaaaly thin layer though). The reason it works well as a primer is that it doesn't sink into skin, but rather sits on top like the silicone in UDPP.
I really like that this stuff can be used for so much. I buy it for an eye make up remover, however i use it on my feet with socks when they are dry and on my lips when they are really chapped.
LOVE. Has been a huge part of my beauty routine since before I even had a beauty routine. It doesn't matter how much I've sent on fancy, flavored lip glosses and balms, I inevitably return to Vaseline within a week. Unfortunately, as an eye makeup remover it has caused clogged eyelash follicles or something similar, because it is quite heavy and greasy, but I can't even bring myself to take off a lippie for that. Why not? I love vaseline way, way too much.
lol, there are reviews on vaseline? how could anyone have a problem with vaseline, its used for everything! 5 tubes of course...
Ever since I can remember we've had a big tub (or two) of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly laying around the house. When I was a kid my grandma used to use it to clean off face paint when we went to the circus or to wipe the kool-aid mustaches off. As I got older I started using it to put on my chapped nose/lip area when I got a cold/sinus infection. Now I use it to keep hair dye from staining my face/neck/ears when I dye it and it is an amazing eye makeup remover. My eyes have been a bit dry this summer from the fan blowing on them all night so I put a little Vaseline on them and they feel wonderful right now. I'm also using it as a facial moisturizer right now as it is hypoallergenic and after the horrible eczema problem I've been experiencing as of late around my eye area I'm trying to cut out the cosmetics to narrow down what I'm allergic to (I still think it was the clinique undereye concealer). I don't know if this is true, but someone at work told me that if you wack yourself in the leg,arm..whatever that if you put vaseline on right away you won't get a bruise. I'm not about to wack myself to find out, but it's worth a try. The only downside for me is the smell of the stuff, but it's not so strong that you can't get used to it.
I love to use this on my elbows, knees, and lips. It totally works to lock in the moisture and keep my skin smooth. It does take a while to dry or absorb and it can be sticky but it really works.
For what it is (an inert, soothing moisture-locking product) this is the best. It is fantastically cheap, simple, and effective. I'd never thought of using it as an eyeshadow base, but yup, it does work well. I've always used it on my lips at night, and if I had a minor scrape to take away the pain.
As for the poster who claimed that petrolatum "caused" an increase in the number of hysterectomies, that's a pretty simplistic (and spurious) argument. First, the hysterectomy rate in the US has stayed fairly constant since 1970. This rate seems to have more to do, in any case, with physician education and preference rather than actual medical condition rate changes. It's a heck of a lot more complicated than Vaseline, that's for sure, although the hysterical (don'tcha love that that word connotates "female trouble?") would have you believe otherwise. Of course it's a lot easier to tell people to stop using Vaseline than to re-calibrate an entire medical-industrial complex. Not arguing that the current hysterectomy rate isn't a problem, just don't be so sure that it's curable by avoiding petroleum products....
Oh wow, I'm another one guilty of buying $33 Lancome makeup removers when really, the best one was squirreling away in my bathroom drawer. I recently purchased my first waterproof mascara.. and for the first time, my Marcelle makeup remover couldn't get it off, not without me rubbing and rubbing at my eyes, and seriously, who wants that? This doesn't irritate my eyes and takes off all makeup quickly and effortlessly. Lovelovelove.
After reading Skandelouslala's great review on using this as an eyeshadow base, I just had to try it. It works great. You only need a tiny amount- your eyelid should not look shiny. I find it easy to apply if I apply a dab into my hand and then spritz with water so it glides onto the eye area. It really helps powder eyeshadow stay on and makes the shadow colors pop! I have EL Pure color shadow in ivory box which was barely visible on my skin. Putting it on over the Vaseline has turned it into the perfect highlighter for me. I now use it every day as an eye shadow base. Update: This works great as a base for powders or cream eyeshadows. It really minimizes or eliminates creasing!
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! i use it for my lips, cheeks, eyeshadow base, everything! even my boyfriend uses it.