I agree with all the positive reviews here- this is a definite must have. I don't see how anyone can live without this. it's a great moisturizer for me when I get chapped skin, as well as a salve for my lips. I put this on when I have especially dry flaky lips, let it sit for ten minutes, then gently brush it off my lips with a wet terrycloth or baby toothbrush. Results: moisturized lips, with no more flakes. It's also EXCELLENT as a makeup base. Don't be fooled by this nondescript-looking product- it may look like some household remedy, but it beats all the other expensive makeup bases hands down. My nars orgasm blush showed up fantastic when I applied a light layer of this and blended it in, and my mac honeylust e/s shimmer simply glowed. If you're about to throw away some makeup because it's blah on you- don't. Try it with some vaseline underneath, and see the enormous difference. Works best for e/s with shimmer or metallics, I find. It really brings those out and makes it look as brilliant on your skin as it does in the pan.
a beauty must have! very cheap product and does the same as expensive ones. will definitly be buying for a long time!
I was very surprised (and ashamed) when I realized how much money I was wasting on eye makeup remover. I used Clinique and found that vaseline was a million times better and even gave moisture to my eyelids. Like mentioned before it's awesome as a eyeshadow primer. It made my shadow look more vibrant and kept it in place. Very impressed.
let me first say that it is ridiculous to assume that just because petroleum jelly comes from petroleum, it is bad for your health. one user cited ewg.org, but if you actually READ the site and research on skin deep, vaseline (or pure petroleum jelly) has a hazard rating of 0.
i LOVE to use this product to take off my makeup, especially in the winter. it takes off waterproof makeup better than make-up remover. the only downside is that you MUST use a washcloth, but that just means that it also exfoliates!
i use this on my face when it is dry, and on my hands when they are chapped. i don't use it on my feet, but that is because i hate the sensation and i rarely wear socks around the house. i'll just keep my scaley feet ;)
i use the tub version, but i'm the only one who uses it and in a family setting a tube might be more appropriate. i just like that the tub is cheaper.
the thing that i love most about this product is it's versatility and it's price. most make-up removers cost a fortune, and this is $.99
from what other product could you get a moisturizer, cleanser, exfoliater, make-up base, and all-around fixer?
What's not to like about Vaseline..honestly. I can use it on EVERYTHING! I use it 90% of the time on my feet and my fiances feet. I wear combat boots for work so I either put the vaseline on before I go to work or before I go to bed. Just slather some on throw on some socks and you are good to go. Of course I use it for my lips and hands too. I've used it a few times on my babys booty when I ran out of cornstarch. I will naturally be buying it again..how could you not???
Vaseline is a great multi-use product that every girl (or guy) should have! It works well to take off makeup, or just for overall moisture. But what I find amazing is that it makes my eyelashes less brittle when I put a light layer on them before I go to sleep. Because I use waterproof mascara all the time, it can dry them out. But Vaseline seems to take care of the problem. They also make them look very defined if you're using an extremely small amount, very natural. A must-have.
This review is for using Vaseline as an eyeshadow base.
I recently saw talk on the makeup board about this and discovered a few people on Specktra use Vaseline as an eyeshadow base and after seeing their results (eyeshadow that POPS!) I slinked off and decided to try this while many others seemed baffled by how this could work w/o creasing or turning into a grease slick.
Well, my results were fantastic! My eyeshadow remained vibrant & crease free for the amount of time I normally wear it. It did eventually crease, but that was only after extended wear of 10+ hours.
I used an incredibly thin layer spread over my lids up towards my brow bone. The amount needed is so very tiny, that it should not even leave a sheen on the lids. The tiny thin layer provides a tacky base that grabs onto pigment and really enhances any eyeshadow shade.
Shadows that I have barely gotten any pigment from before now show up vibrantly. If there is sheer shimmer or metallic tones in the shadow, with the Vaseline base they are now intensified. In the past I have attempted to apply shadows wet to get the same effect, but after trying to Vaseline base method, the difference is like night and day. I find using a shadow wet clearly changes the consistancy of the shadow when applying, is more likely to appear cakey or creasy on my lids, and in my experience applying some shadows wet, especially those with metallic undertones, brings out the metallic tones too much and over powers the rest of the color. That is just my experience anyways. But with the Vaseline base, the shadows go on my eyes just as how they look in the pan.
One downfall is it is a bit harder to blend shadows together with the Vaseline base. However this can be remedied by picking up a wee bit more color on the brush and using it to blend.
The finishing result does not look greasy or like an eye gloss. It looks like I applied my eye makeup as normal, only the colors are so much more intense and fun. The finish of the shadow is exactly as it is intended to be rather I choose shimmer, metallic, matte, ect.
I also use Vaseline as an eyebrow groomer and quite frankly it is the best brow groomer and the cheapest. I've spent lots of money in the past on brow gels and brow waxes when Vaseline would have been just as good all along!
I've also used Vaseline at night on my face to seal in my nighttime moisturizer.
Here is a demonstration I did on my arm showing what would be regular shadow application next to to shadow applied on a Vaseline base. I used the same amount of shadow and same amount of pressure to apply each swatch. Please excuse my pale ass arm & lack of professionalism in these pictures lol
Look at the difference here. This shadow was previously chaulky, none of its metallics tones were showing, and then voila. That just sells me lol
I love vaseline! Keep in mind this isn't really a moisturizer...like others have been mentioning, it's a sealant. You put on a good moisturizer & then some vaseline on to seal that moisture in. Vaseline is great for quite a few things:
-Dry skin from benzoyl peroxide spot treatment. I dab this stuff on after a moisturizer to help rid of the dryness.
-Eyelashes! I've been using vaseline on my eyelashes for over a year now & it makes them healthy, which gives them the potential to grow their thickest & longest. Not to mention they look super shiny & conditioned! I apply the vaseline to my lashes at night. You don't want to put it on before applying makeup because the mascara won't stick.
-Lips. Vaseline protects my lips from getting chapped & gives them a subtle shine without looking all glossy & made up. It makes my lips look natural & healthy.
-Feet & hands. Everyone knows about slathering vaseline on dry feet/hands & putting socks over them overnight right!? It works!
I HATED the vasline in a little tub, but luckily when I visited my local CVS, they had 100% petroleum jelly in a squeezable tube in the dollar basket section! No more dipping my bacteria-filled fingers into this goop! I highly recommend the tube.
I think this makes my skin break out..? I never thought it did before, and my skin was reeeaaally dry last week, so I started mixing it with my facial moisturizer, and althought it made my skin look very glowy and smooth, I just got 3 new pimples on my chin area, so it's either the vaseline, or my lovely Time of the Month Breakout isn't over yet..
I guess it makes sense that this would clog your pores, though, right?
Like the reviewer(s) below said, vaseline is a sealant more than a moisturizer. If you want to really see it work, put a "natural" moisturizer- I use straight up olive oil- under the vaseline and then put vaseline on.
Natural cosmetics proponents use the same argument- that as vaseline and petroleum byproducts sit on the surface, even if you pack a cream full of natural oils, if there is vaseline involved the natural stuff won't penetrate. However, many of these "natural" cosmetics have silicone sealants, which while natural, also "sit" on skin.
This is why I do a two-step process. I get some wheat germ oil, olive oil, argan oil, shea butter, whatever I have, and put it on the area to be treated. I let it sit ten to fifteen and THEN put vaseline over it. Works wonders on feet and elbows.
Vaseline, when used correctly and you are honest with yourself about what you are using it for, you can get some great results for a cheap price. Also, read your ingredient lists...some of the most expensive creams in the world have vaseline as a main ingredient. Why spend the money when you can get a tub of vaseline on the cheap.
love hate with this.
i can't explain it
it just seals more than moisturizes...