5 Beauty Hacks that will Change Your Life
Written By: Ayye Denay
People are always looking for ways to do things easier, quicker and more cost efficient. These hacks will not only show you how to repurpose some of your household items, they will aid you in restoring some of your favorite products. Before you think about tossing any of your old makeup, try using one of the hacks listed below to bring it back to life.
Hack #1: How to Fix a Broken Compact
If you’re anything like me, when your makeup breaks, your heart breaks a little as well. Makeup although not a necessity can be considered an investment and at times a costly one. Therefore, the last thing you want to do is trash a $40 compact after its been knocked on the floor or you dropped your purse just a little too hard. With this helpful beauty hack, you don’t have too. With only a few household items you can make your compact as good as new in under ten minutes by simply following the instructions listed below.
Everything you need:
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Glad Saran Wrap
- A plastic spoon
- To make your makeup compact better, you must start by making it worse. If your full compact is not broken, start by crushing all the makeup parts and gathering them in the original makeup package.
- Once everything has been crushed, add several drops of the rubbing alcohol to your compact. This will saturate the makeup and make it easy to manipulate and mold.
- Place the saran wrap over your mixture and smooth into the compact with a spoon. Your finger may also be used as a replacement.
- You will now need to let your compact sit overnight to dry. If there is too much fall out after 24hs has elapsed you may need to repeat steps 1-3 to get a perfectly molded structure and to ensure that it doesn’t break again upon use.
Hack #2: Restoring Old Mascara
If you find that your mascara has gotten dry, remove the wand, add a few drops of saline solution and shake briefly to bring it back to life.
Hack #3: Using Your Eyeshadow as Lip Gloss
Have you ever looked at your favorite eyeshadow and thought that it would be perfect on your lips? With this hack, you can now make that happen. Simply crush your favorite eye shadow into a powder and mix with petroleum jelly. Once the color has been evenly distributed you can now place it on your lips.
Hack #4: Storing False Lashes
Pill boxes and eyelashes are 2 things that you would never think could go together. However, the round pill boxes are perfect for storing false lashes. If you are tired of keeping cumbersome lash boxes for the sake of storage, this hack is perfect for you. These boxes can be found at your local Dollar Tree and $1 will get you 7 identical boxes.
Hack #5: Repurposing Toilet Seat Covers
Have you ever been in a pinch at work and didn’t have any blotting paper or powder to rid yourself of the extra shine? One alternative to blotting paper is a toilet seat cover. Use this flushable friend to your yourself of any excess shine.
These are only a few of the endless hacks which can be used to make your life easier. What are some of your favorite beauty hacks? I challenge you to come up with a new way to cut corners and repurpose your everyday items.