It doesn’t matter if you are just buying your makeup from your local drugstore or are investing on those branded ones that cost a pretty penny, your main goal would probably to make them last as long as they can to get your money’s worth. However, most makeup products are delicate and can get broken easily if you are not too careful. Fortunately, you can repair and clean your makeup products so that they will stay longer with you. Here are some tips for you to try.
Use a lighter. Have you ever experienced dropping your favorite lipstick and it gets broken in the process? Most likely you are distraught with the turn of events but don’t you worry. All you need is a lighter to put things back the way they were. Simply get the broken piece of lipstick and press the ends together. Use a lighter to melt the ends together and allow to cool before using.
Pop lipstick in the fridge. Bacteria can accummulate on your lipstick after prolonged use and exposure to the elements. Just imagine how much bacteria is already growing in your lips every time you swipe your favorite color against your skin. With that being said, you can eliminate bacterial growth in your lipstick by putting it in your fridge. The cool temperature will be able to kill off any lingering bacteria or germs that are growing so that it will be safe to use next time.
Wash after every use. There are some makeup products that should be cleaned immediately after use to prevent bacterial growth and to prolong its shelf life. One example of this is the beauty blender. It is always a good idea to wash this tool after every use so that you can remove any makeup particles or residue on it. You should also avoid using any acne cleansing products on your beauty blender as it can damage it. And if you think that your beauty blender has run its course, be kind enough to throw it away and get a new one. This will save your skin in the long run.
Isopropyl alcohol for false lashes. For those who are fond of wearing false lashes, make sure that you clean it afterwards to prevent glue from damaging your falsies. Simply apply isopropyl alcohol on the lashes using a disposable mascara brush to remove any glue residue. Allow them to dry before storing away.
Clean tweezers regularly. Tweezers come in handy when you need to remove stray hairs from your eyebrows but if you are not cleaning them regularly, bacteria can build up. Wiping it after every use is not enough so is putting it underneath a running water. The best thing to do is to wipe it clean with isopropyl alcohol and cotton ball to kill off any germs that may be clinging to your tweezers.
Olive oil and dish soap to clean brushes. Makeup brushes need to be cleaned from time to time to remove any buildup of makeup particles and to make them feel like brand new. One of the best ways to do this is to mix some dish soap with olive oil and swirl the brush in the solution then rinse thoroughly. Squeeze out any excess water from the brush and prop the handle higher than the bristles to allow excess water to drip.
These are just a few tips on how you can clean and fix your own makeup products. These are all a must if you are aiming to prolong the lifespan of your makeup products.