If you take a look into my makeup drawer, you'll find many beauty and makeup products. Some used, some unopened and some products that have passed their shelf life but kept because of sentimental value. This year, instead of buying new makeup products, I have thought of repurposing the ones that I don't use anymore. Here's what I am going to do.
Make Eyeshadow Into Paint
Whenever I buy a new eyeshadow palette, it's rare for me to like all the colours in there. Whichever I don't like, I take out that eyeshadow pan, crush the shadow till it becomes powder and then mix it with white fabric paint.
Old Mascara Wand As A Brow Brush
Instead of buying disposable eyebrow brushes to groom my brows, I often save my old mascara wands to do the needful. To clean your old mascara wand, gently dip it into a glass of warm water. Squeeze out some baby shampoo into your palm and rub the old mascara wand in circles. This trick should help you get rid of product residue on the wand.
Lipstick As Blush
Sometimes I buy lipstick only because of its bright shade. However, when I come home and try it on, I realise I made a terrible mistake. I can't gift them to someone because I've already used them, so what I usually do is wear it as blush. The coral, purple and maroon lippie shades brighten up my skin in a jiffy!
Translucent Powder Acts As Dry Shampoo
Whenever I'm out of dry shampoo, I use a translucent powder in its place. Just like it does for your skin, translucent powder absorbs oil from the roots and does not leave a visible white cast on the scalp. You should try it sometimes! It makes for a perfect emergency beauty hack.
Did I inspire you to repurpose makeup products? These tips will save you money and prevent product waste too. How amazing is that, right?