I’m a bit of a beauty product junkie. When I find one that ticks all my boxes, I savour it and try to get the most of them. I mean, for one they can be expensive. That aside, it’s just responsible not to waste products in general (but in particular none of our precious beauty products). Today I’m sharing 4 ways to get more out of your beauty products. Hopefully they help you get a few more uses out of them.
1. Beauty spatula:
I’ve written before about how I love to use a beauty spatula to help get every last drop out of my products. It allows you to scrape out every last little bit from most packaging. A great tool to keep on hand.
2. Cut your product open:
I like to cut tubes open (about 1/4) from the top (when they are nearly empty) so I can’t scrape any leftover product. I then slide the cut portion over the bottom portion to seal and keep any product in it from oxidizing. Next I use my spatula to scrape out the remaining product so I get every bit out of my product.
3. Toothpaste squeezer:
You won’t believe how much more you can get out of tube products by really squeezing them. As I stated the spatula scrapes a lot out; however, when I use the toothpaste squeezer there is very little left to scrape out of the tube afterwards when I cut it open. Using the toothpaste squeezer first makes cutting the tube open a lot neater, as barely any product pours out when you cut the tube. Know that you don’t have to keep the squeezer on any one product. You can move the squeezer on and off different products as you use them. This means that you can move your squeezer from your toothpaste to you CC cream, or moisturizer, and then back again.
4. Repackage broken product:
Ever have a highlighter or blush fall and crack into tiny bits? We all have. When you reopen the container you lose product; as the tiny pieces fall out and make a mess. Pour that broken product into a small airtight container. Most container sets come with tiny or small containers you can’t do much with, so use them to save your make up. I’ve even used a small plastic takeout container after it was thoroughly washed and dried. Containers (even small ones) are deeper than the pan in a compact -for example- so this leaves room to dip your brush in and tap off excess.
I’m always looking for ways to get the most out of what I have with products that I have on hand and these are some prime examples. Consumers tend to re-buy products that we deem to be effective, worth the cost & are assessable to the very lost drop!
So now you know 4 ways to get more out of your beauty products. Do you have tips for stretching your beauty products? If so share them with us in the comments.