Let’s face it. Beauty products are too expensive. Additionally, they can be difficult to obtain. With ever-changing trends, many women are dismayed to find that their favorite beauty products have disappeared from the market and are no longer sold. If your favorite beauty products are overpriced or simply no longer available, you want to make sure your products last as long as possible.
It’s a sad truth that most women end up throwing out really good beauty products because they just don’t know how to make them last longer. It’s practically a crime to spend a fortune on brand new beauty products when you don’t even need to replace them yet. There are many ways to safely extend the life of your most used beauty products. These simple techniques don’t require you to sacrifice the hygiene or safety of your beauty products. However, they allow you to extend the life of your favorite products and ensure that you can use them for as long as possible.
Moisturize your mascara.
As all beauty lovers know, mascara is one of the most important makeup items. Not only does it help create a dramatic look, it also makes your lashes look longer and fuller. However, mascaras can be expensive and often dry out quickly. One way to extend the life of your mascara is to add a few drops of contact lens solution. The solution helps to rehydrate the mascara, preventing it from drying out and giving you more bang for your buck. In addition, it can also help prevent clumping and improve the overall quality of your mascara. The next time your mascara starts to dry, use contact lens solution instead of throwing it in the trash.
Save your pills.
It’s every girl’s worst nightmare: you open your makeup bag and find that your favorite eyeshadow has shattered into a thousand pieces. But don’t despair! There is a way to fix this. First, try putting the pieces back into the mold. If that doesn’t help, dampen a makeup brush with 70-degree alcohol and rub it over the broken area. The alcohol evaporates and collects the pieces. And here it is! Your eye shadows are like new.
Never discard the compacted powder in parts. Instead, crush the remaining bits of powder with the back of a spoon. Next, add alcohol to the press and mix it into the powder. Smooth the mixture and let it dry before use.
Store your makeup properly.
The best place to store makeup of any kind is in a cool, dark place. Especially if you live in a hot or humid climate, the weather can easily ruin your liquid and powder makeup and render it unusable. Never leave your beauty products on a table where they are exposed to excessive light and heat.
Most of your beauty products store well in a cool, dark drawer. However, some of your products will last even longer if you refrigerate them. For example, eyeliners tend to soften and dull quickly when exposed to heat. Keep them in the fridge, especially during the warmer spring and summer months, to keep them crisp and last longer.
Unscrew the caps of the pump bottles.
Let’s face it. Pump products are a terrible invention. When the lotion or liquid makeup pump stops leaking product, don’t assume the container is empty.
If you unscrew the top of the pump from the container, you will probably find that there is a significant amount of product left on the bottom and corners of the container. Then use a pump wand or makeup brush to collect the remaining product at the bottom of the container.
Tighten makeup brushes.
Everyone knows the frustration of losing hair from your favorite makeup brushes after using them for a while. Fortunately, there is a little-known solution to this frustrating problem.
Fasten the clamp around the top of the metal brush base and press gently. This trick will prevent more hair from falling out of your brush and allow you to use your brushes longer before you need to replace them.
There are few things in the world of beauty that are less tragic than hastily throwing away your favorite and expensive beauty products before their time. Use these tips to care for your products to significantly extend their life and save money and effort.