Let’s face it. Beauty products are way too expensive. Additionally, they can be difficult to obtain. With constantly changing trends, many women find to their dismay that their favorite beauty products have disappeared from the market and are no longer available for sale. If your favorite beauty products are overpriced or simply no longer exist, you want to make sure your products last as long as possible.
It’s a sad truth that most women end up throwing away 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 plenty of 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.
Hydrate your mascara.
As all beauty lovers know, mascara is one of the most essential makeup products. It not only helps create a dramatic look, but also makes your lashes look longer and fuller. However, mascaras can be expensive and they often dry out quickly. One way to make your mascara last longer is to add a few drops of contact lens solution. The solution helps rehydrate mascara, preventing it from drying out and giving you more bang for your buck. Additionally, it can also help prevent clumping and improve the overall quality of your mascara. The next time your mascara starts to dry out, use the contact lens solution instead of throwing it in the trash.
Save your powders.
It’s every girl’s worst nightmare: you open your makeup bag to find that your favorite eye shadow has shattered into a thousand pieces. But do not despair! There is a way to fix it. First, try putting the pieces back into the mold. If that doesn’t work, wet a makeup brush with 70-degree alcohol and sweep it over the broken area. The alcohol will evaporate and pick up the pieces. And There you go ! Your eye shadow is like new.
Never throw away compact powder in pieces. Instead, crush the remaining bits of powder with the back of a spoon. Next, add rubbing alcohol to the compact and mix it into the powder. Smooth the mixture and let it dry before using it.
Properly store your makeup.
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 destroy your liquid and powder makeup products and render them unusable. Never leave your makeup products on your desk where they are exposed to excessive light and heat.
Most of your makeup products keep well in a cool, dark drawer. However, some of your products will last even longer if you put them in the fridge instead. For example, eyeliner pencils tend to soften and dull quickly when exposed to heat. Store them in the fridge, especially during the warmer spring and summer months, to help them stay crisp and last longer.
Unscrew the caps of your pump bottles.
Let’s face it. Pump products are a horrible invention. When your 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 likely find that there is a significant amount of product left in the bottom and corners of the container. Then use the pump rod or a makeup brush to collect the product remaining at the bottom of the container.
Tighten up your makeup brushes.
Everyone knows the frustration of hairs falling out of your favorite makeup brushes after using them for a while. Fortunately, there is a little-known solution to this frustrating problem.
Secure the clamp around the top of the metal base of the brush and squeeze it gently. This trick will prevent more hairs 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 beauty world 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 you money and effort.