Why is it whenever we think of 'out with the old, in with the new', we think of cleaning our house? Well, don't just stop there. Do a cleaning out of sorts with your makeup kit as well. But if you're like me, I have a hard time throwing makeup items away, no matter how useless I think they are. So instead, I go through my makeup items, and come up with the new and improved, recycled version.
Here are some new ways to recycle makeup items that are really close to getting tossed.
- Blush Sticks:
too dark? don't stay on? don't stain? Don't toss them... If it's a bronzer stick, use on shoulders or legs to add contour, color and depth. If it's a burgandy stain and it's not working for you, use instead as a really big lipstick. It does work.
- Crumbled eyeshadow:
Put in a little tin or plastic container and mix in a dab of your favorite lipgloss or lip balm. Mix together for a cool lipgloss (if the color works) or use as a new glossy eyeshadow/highlight.
- Outdated lipstick:
Use as a 'cream blush' stick instead. Or go through your old lip pencils that haven't been used in years and see which lip pencil/lipstick combination looks updated and hip and use it up. Rubber band them together so you'll remember which one worked with what color.
- Bronzer Tint:
Itching to use that bronzer stain before summer? Use instead as 'eyeshadow'. Apply a light shimmer eyeshadow to highlight the bone and eyelid, and apply your bronzer in the crease with a fingertip or a small eyeshadow brush...it's a great new contoured look.
- The wrong shade foundation / concealer:
A hot look you're seeing on celebrities is the faded into the skin lip color. (I.E. Have you checked out Jennifer Lopez's lips lately?) Have a too light foundation or concealer that's ready to go? Don't. Use it on lips with a glossy clear gloss on top.....viola. A brand new look. .