10 Ways To Reupurpose, Revive, or Recycle Old Makeup

Don’t you hate it when you’ve got a bunch of expired or unusable makeup cluttering the back of your drawer or dressing table. You feel a deep sense of regret at the thought of having to throw all those almost-full containers away because you spent more money on them than you should have and used them way less than you should have.

Don’t worry! There’s plenty of ways you can repurpose, revive, or recycle old makeup to turn it into something entirely new and usable. This way, you can also save yourself a bit of money from having to even more expensive makeup which you’ll probably also use only a few times.

Here are a few ways in which you can put your old makeup to use!

1. Glittery Eyeshadow

If you’ve got expired eyeshadow, you can recycle it to create your own nail polish. All you need is some clear nail polish and some old eyeshadow. Just mix as much powder into the clear polish as needed and paint it on! Mix and match the colors to create custom shades too.

The best part about this is that you’ll probably have so many options as most eyeshadow pallets come with a variety of colors.

2. Mascara

Using mascara past it’s expiry date isn’t the best idea. It might form clumps and look untidy, but the worst part is that there could actually be bacteria growing on it. Yuck!

While there’s no saving the old mascara, there are several ways you could use you mascara wand. All you have to do is thoroughly clean it with some dish detergent under warm water), and leave it to dry. Now you’ve got yourself an eyebrow brush! You could also use it to comb out the clumps in your lashes, or loosen up oy=ther makeup products before use.

3. Faded Lipsticks

You know that shade of lipstick you were so excited about getting at the drugstore, but later realized it was severely dull?

Turn that disappointment back into excitement, because you can repurpose it to make a DIY blush. Soft pinks and corals will look amazing on your cheeks as they are, but you could try melting dark reds with a bit of petroleum jelly to dilute the color. The latter of those would also make for a great tinted lip balm.

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