Buying makeup products and other beauty items can be incredibly expensive and can be taxing to our budget. Especially now since makeup and beauty items are packed in small containers, but proceed with a high cost.
It’s insane that some of our favorite products will only last as a month or less with everyday use. Throwing away these items feels like throwing away your money. You’d be a madman if you discard your item when there are still some left over product in them. If you really want to save money, it’s
best to get the most out of your product by making it last longer.
These tips below will help you get the most out of your beauty products and help you make them last longer.
Always Cover Your Products Properly
One of the easiest ways to keep your beauty products from lasting longer is to close the lid of your products properly. Keep the containers close and prevent air and dust on your products. Having air inside your containers will only make the product dry out and go bad faster. The less you touch your
product the longer it can last. Touching it with your bare hands will only contaminate it further. Prevent mixing your products too, even if you clean your hands. Dipping your finger from one container to another will only cause it to spoil earlier.
Prevent using too much product by using sponges or brushes the right way. Keep most of your powder products intact by using a light hand and the right brush stroke. Instead of dipping your brush horizontally in your eyeshadow, blush, and face powder and so on, dip it diagonally. Let each side of your brush gently tap your product. Allow it to accumulate the powder without creating excess powder. When it comes to sponges, make the most of your product by keeping your sponges clean. Dirty sponges will have a hard time spreading out the product more evenly. Clean your sponges by soaking them in makeup remover and rinsing with lukewarm water.
Prevent your products from getting in contact with heat. May it be your face and hair product, even perfumes. Heat and moisture can affect your product and can make it go bad faster. It can even separate the ingredients in your favorite products, reducing its potency. Prevent this by keeping all
of your products in a room temperature environment or keep your cream products in the refrigerator. When you plan to blow dry or curl your hair keep all your products away. Your shampoo and conditioner is constantly in heat and moisture, and that’s okay. Just make sure that your products are properly sealed to prevent bacteria from seeping in.
Mixing and Matching
Mixing the leftover makeup you have is a quick and easy way to make your makeup product last longer. This only applies to makeup products though. Using it in old moisturizers and creams can make it prone to spoilage. A good example is mixing old lip balm with lipstick will give you a moisturizing lip tint. Mixing left over moisturizer with bronzer can act as a great body shimmer. You get the idea, now go get creative with your left over products.
Cotton is an important part of your beauty routine. You use it with your beauty and makeup products. Make your product last longer by using the right cotton. Instead of buying cotton balls choose cotton pads. Cotton pads are able to take on the product more evenly and prevent it from spilling. This is the
best pads for removing makeup and nail polish.
Adding a few drops of rubbing alcohol to broken powder makeup will help make the product whole again. Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to broken blush powders and eyeshadow, use a spoon to press it down to its original container to make it appear brand new.
There are so many ways to make your beauty products
last longer. The list above will be able to help you. A little patience and creativity is what you’ll need to be a thrifty beauty product lover. Save money with these easy tips and if you ever run out of one of your products, be creative. Mix and match some items to make as a makeshift substitute. Mixing and matching can also give new brand new products that are specially designed for you!