If you’re on a budget, or just really clumsy, then you’ve likely broken some of your makeup at some point. You may have felt completely defeated by the thought of having to throw away your favorite products, but fret not! There are plenty of ways to make sure that you don’t throw money down the drain and can continue to use your favorite products! We’ve put together five simple tips to help you reuse your broken makeup and save money!
1) Scrape Out The Powder
When your loose powder breaks, there’s no need to throw it away. Simply scrape out the powder and put it in a Ziploc bag. When you’re ready to use it, all you have to do is tap some of the powder into the lid and apply it with a brush. If the powder is too finely milled, you can add a drop of alcohol to help it bind together.
2) Remove Glitter
If you’re anything like me, you have a ton of makeup that you never use. But what do you do with all of that unused makeup? If you’re anything like me, you probably just leave it in your drawer until it expires. But what if I told you that there was a way to fix your broken makeup and reuse it?
Here are 5 tips to help you do just that :
1) remove glitter from eyeshadow by using rubbing alcohol or cornstarch;
2) clean liquid lipsticks by putting them in the fridge for about 10 minutes;
3) save nail polish that’s almost gone by adding nail polish remover;
4) take your lip balm and scoop out the product onto a plate so you can re-fill it into the container;
5) when saving eyeshadow pigments, place it into an old compact so they don’t spill everywhere.
3) Moisturize Cream Products
Cream products are usually the first to go bad in your makeup collection. Although there is no need to throw them out at this point! With a little effort, you can bring them back to life and extend their shelf life. If you have a jar of moisturizer that has separated or gone bad, try adding more lotion to it by shaking the product vigorously. You may also try adding one tablespoon of water to create a whole new consistency.
4) Add Cushion To Blushes
If your blushes are starting to crumble, there’s no need to toss them out. With a few simple steps, you can easily reuse them.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Add a small amount of water to the pan and mix it with the pigment until it forms a paste.
- Next, take a cotton pad and soak it in toner.
- Place the cotton pad on top of the blush and press down gently.
5) Melt Down Lipsticks
Do you have a lot of broken lipsticks taking up space in your makeup bag? Don’t throw them away just yet! You can actually reuse them by melting them down and molding them into new lipsticks.
Here’s how to do it :
Put the broken lipstick pieces on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, then put the baking sheet in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the lipstick is melted, take it out of the oven and let it cool until hard. Add ingredients like coconut oil or beeswax to create more moisture or hardness respectively, then form into a lipstick shape using wax paper.
Finally, put on gloves and peel off the wax paper before adding a top coat of clear gloss so that they are ready for use.