Makeup artists and hair stylists have tons of things in their bag of tricks for making models at fashion shows look gorgeous, other-wordly, or downright odd, depending on the demands of the designer. And while they have access to some of the most cutting edge tools and products, occasionally they need to think outside of the makeup kit–so to speak–to achieve a desired look.
This season, makeup and hair artists have been practically MacGyver-like, using traditional beauty products, as well as unconventional tools, in weird ways to fulfill a creative impulse. Just a few of the things we’ve seen: lipgloss as an eyeliner (eww, sticky), ground glass as nail art, and electrical tape as hair ornamentation.
Read on for some of the most interesting and wacky beauty tools we’ve seen this fashion month–maybe they’ll help you think twice about products that can do double-duty!