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7 tips for getting every last bit out of your make-up

Waste not…

LOVE MAKE-UP, but hate seeing it go to waste?

We’ve got you covered.

1.  Have a tiny bit of perfume left? Add it to unscented body lotion

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If you have a little bit of perfume at the end of the bottle, make the most out of it by adding it to unscented body lotion — any standard brand will work — and ensure nothing goes to waste.

2. Here’s how a coin can help you make the most of your foundation powder

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3. Fix your broken lipsticks with FIRE

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than when your lipstick breaks, but worry not — there is a solution.

Simply use a match or lighter to melt the part of the lipstick still attached.


Then do the same again for the lipstick that has broken away.


And hey, presto!


Find out more here.

4. De-clump your mascara by running the wand under warm water

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Is your mascara dry or clumpy? It’s probably because you’re pumping the wand (eh-oh!) in and out of the tube too much.

But you don’t need to fork out cash for a new one. Instead, just hold the wand under warm water and stir it around the bottle to soften mascara.

Find out more here.

5. Restore your broken eyeshadow to its former glory with a facial wipe


Here’s how.

6. Don’t be afraid to slice open your favourite tubes of make-up/face wash

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Reach the dregs of your foundation/face wash/moisturiser by cutting the tube open with the scissors. Your Mam will be proud of you.

7. Clumpy/stringy nail varnish got you down? All is not lost

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Simply add nail polish remover (not too much) to the bottle to thin it out.


Tutorial here.

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