Let’s face it, cosmetics are expensive.We try to avoid buying products too frequently, but who are we kidding?Our willpower is terrible.In addition, hoarding cosmetics and then dumping them without adequate use is not an environmentally friendly practice.One small way we can do our part (and save our own money) is to use up our existing products until the last drop.Here are some useful tips so that you can do this.
It seems difficult to save the last tube of your favorite lipstick because you can’t scratch the sides or bottom of the tube.But makeup artist and entrepreneur Michelle Phan has the simplest technique to help solve this problem.Heat some water in a cup (not piping hot, but hotter than warm), put your almost finished lipstick and lip gloss in hot water and keep it for 10 minutes.The product will melt, once you carefully remove the stopper from the tube with a knife, you can easily pour it into a lens case or any convenient small container.
You can also use a “beauty spoon”, which is one of the small spatulas that can be put in the mouth of the red tube, so that you can scrape the product off the edges.
The bullet lipstick is easier to take full advantage of because you can also insert the beauty spoon and scrape the remaining product into a small container.You can also use a cotton swab as a temporary lipstick brush/applicator every time you want to use the almost finished product.Dip/rub the cotton swab into the product with little leftover and apply it to the lips as usual.
From liquid foundation to primer, concealer or highlighter, as soon as you feel that you are about to reach the end of the tube, squeeze all the product to one end of it.Cut the tube with scissors at one end of the tube, and then squeeze/scrape out all the remaining product.
When you feel that your mascara tube is used up, use the same hot water technique as the liquid lipstick above.If this doesn’t work, add a few drops of saline and mix it a little bit. Your mascara should work for a few more days.
If the eyeliner of the eyeliner is about to dry out, you can use eye drops to moisten the clumped eyeliner and mix well to restore it to a more practical texture.For liquid or felt tip liners, try again using hot water in the cup technique.For the felt-tip liner that is actually in the last section, run it under cold water for a few seconds to see how it works.
Clumped and dried nail polish can be easily restored with some nail polish thinner.Add a few drops to the nail polish bottle and shake it well.Continue the same process until your nail polish returns to the ideal texture for use.
If you have used up your favorite precious perfume, figure out if you can manage to open the top and pour whatever remains into your daily lotion.In that case, you will not only moisturize, but also a little like your favorite perfume!
Post time: Jan-06-2022