Simple Tips And Tricks To Make Your Makeup Products Last Longer
Every makeup product that you own comes with its own expiry date, and it is best to follow this date and chuck out all products in time than gamble on your health. However, one can still make the most of their makeup, while it's within its shelf life. Here are some tips to make makeup products last longer. Check them out!
Your best bet is to toss out your tube of mascara after 4-5 months. However, if you notice that it has begun to dry earlier than its expiry date, add in a few drops of baby oil or saline solution to your tube and twirl it around. This will hydrate the dried-up mascara making it usable again.
Also, when applying your mascara, don't pump your applicator wand in and out. Instead, twirl the wand inside the tube to prevent the growth of bacteria and also to not let the mascara dry easily.
If you use pencil eyeliner, always restore its cap once you are done applying the liner to prevent the lead from breaking. Also, sharpen them often for the perfect application. If you feel it tugging on your skin, then warm it up with a hair dryer or above a flame for a few seconds. This will make the lead melt just enough to give you a smooth application.
If you use gel-based liners that come in pots, just pop the pot in the microwave for a few seconds and the dried-up liner will be usable once again.
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A good way to get the most of your nail paint's life is by storing the bottles in the fridge. This keeps them good and usable for a longer time. And, if you notice your nail colour has separated into two layers or has become thick then just add a few drops of nail polish thinner and swirl it well to get it back to its proper consistency.
Also, while applying the nail polish, a better option to shaking your nail paint bottle up and down is to rub the bottle between your palms.
If the top part of your lipstick has broken up, or maybe you have used up your lipstick right to the very bottom and have got no way to use it anymore, here is what you can do. Take the broken lipstick and pop into a small empty container. Heat it up with a blow dryer until it melts and takes the shape of the container.
You can now use your lipstick again; all you need is a brush. Also, it can now be doubled up as a cream blush.
The one rule with perfumes it to keep it away from heat and light. Always store it in a cool place away from sunlight. Sunlight can cause a chemical reaction in your perfume by oxidizing it and thus changing the way it smells. So take special care here!
If you have cracked your eye shadow, bronzer, etc and it is still within its expiry date, then don't chuck it away. Spray a little rubbing alcohol on it and using the back of a spoon or any other smooth flat surface press it into the shadow/bronzer. This will join the crack pieces easily and make it as good as new, just give it some time to dry completely before usage.
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This one is easily ignored to be cleaned. But be rest assured, if you want good skin, it is imperative to keep your makeup brushes clean. Wash your brushes with a gentle shampoo every now and then. And let it air dry over a paper towel or cloth completely before using them.
This will not only keep them clean and bacteria-free, but will also make the bristles softer and let you use them to their optimum.
Use these tips to make your makeup products last longer, and get your money's worth!