Getting the most out of beauty products

When a container of beauty product (well, almost any product I suppose) is almost finished, don’t throw it in the bin. Use these tips to get up to a week’s worth of product out of that nearly-empty tube or bottle.

  • turn bottles upside down to allow product to collect near the lid
  • if the product is very thick and goopy use a sturdy knife (being very careful here of course)to cut plastic bottles and tubes in half and scrape the product out.
  • with shampoos and conditioners you can add a little water to the bottle and shake to get the last bits out
  • put mascara tubes in which the mascara has dried out into a cup of hot water. This makes it liquid enough to get the last bits out
  • use a lip-brush to get into finished lipstick cases to get the last bits out

If you end up with products you don’t like or which don’t suit you

  • use conditioner as a shaving cream
  • use shampoo or shower gel to wash delicates or as a bubble bath
  • use hair serum as lipgloss
  • use cream blusher on lips or lids
  • mix lipsticks in a waterpainting palette to mix your own shade

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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