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What To Do With Expired Makeup Products?

1. Lipstick

Your favourite lipstick can turn into a cool tinted lip balm. Start with heating your expired lipstick so that you can kill all the bacteria. Mix it with Vaseline or any petroleum jelly, and voila! Your make-up kit is all set to welcome a new member! Another great use for expired lipsticks is as markers on calendars and fabric. They’re especially useful in marking stitching projects.

2. Eye Shadow

It’s wise to replace your eye shadow with new ones after a year. Wondering what to do with the old one? Come up with unique nail polish colours using expired eyeshadow. Loose eyeshadow is best for this, but if you’re using solid eyeshadow, scrape it out of the container and smash it until it turns powdery. Add clear nail polish and mix well to have a smooth consistency. If the polish is too thick, add more clear polish; if it’s too thin, add more eyeshadow.

3. Mascara

Mascara generally expires in three to six months but you can reuse the spoolie for various purposes. Clean it first, preferably with dishwashing detergent and hot water and then you can use its spoolie to tame your unruly brows or fuzzy flyaways. And in case you notice grey hair popping out, your expired mascara is there for your rescue. In fact, you can make your own DIY lip scrub using it. Just put some drops of natural oil on your mascara wand and gently scrub your lips with it.

4. Liquid Facial Cleansers And Toners

Because of their alcohol content, these products are very useful in cleaning tons of objects, such as mirrors, tiles, glass, even your mobile screen and kitchen tops. Expired liquid toners may also be used to clean leather products, including shoes and bags. Just make sure to use the non-whitening variety, and don’t use creams.

5. Nail Polish

Nail polishes that have reached that gloopy phase, where it can’t be applied in nice coats on the nails might seem completely useless. But, it can be given a whole new use by using it as a decorative material. It can be used to create decorative details on photo frames, tea light holders and tiles. Nail varnish that can no longer be used to make your nails sparkle, can give some sparkle to many other things. It’s also a great product to use in sealing envelopes. Get creative with it.

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