Great Ways To Repurpose Makeup Products That Have Expired

All your plans to go out have been at a halt since March 2020 and the makeup that you thought you’d be using has either expired or nearing the expiration date. No matter whichever brand you are using, make-up products come with a shelf life and can invite several skin infections if used after the expiry date. But that does not mean you have to toss these expensive beauties into the dustbin, or out of your make-up kit. Here are some smart hacks to reuse your expired make-up products and give them a whole new lease on life. 

  • Lipstick

Your favorite lipstick can turn into a cool tinted lip balm. Start with heating your expired lipstick so that you can kill all the bacteria. Mix it with Vaseline or any petroleum jelly, and voila! Your make-up kit is all set to welcome a new member! Another great use for expired lipsticks is as markers on calendars and fabric. They’re especially useful in marking stitching projects.

  • Eye Shadow

It’s wise to replace your eye shadow with new ones after a year. Wondering what to do with the old one? Come up with unique nail polish colors using expired eyeshadow. Loose eyeshadow is best for this, but if you’re using solid eyeshadow, scrape it out of the container and smash it until it turns powdery. Add clear nail polish and mix well to have a smooth consistency. If the polish is too thick, add more clear polish; if it’s too thin, add more eyeshadow. You can use more than one color to come up with a color that’s all your own, and you can mix and match different colors to create exciting nail art designs.

  • Mascara

Mascara generally expires in three to six months but you can reuse the Spoolie for various purposes. Clean it first, preferably with dishwashing detergent and hot water and then you can use its Spoolie to tame your unruly brows or fuzzy flyaways. And in case you notice grey hair popping out, your expired mascara is there for your rescue. In fact, you can make your own DIY lip scrub using it. Just put some drops of natural oil on your mascara wand and gently scrub your lips with it. The result? Get ready to say hello to smooth, supple lips!

  • Liquid Facial Cleansers And Toners

Because of their alcohol content, these products are very useful in cleaning tons of objects, such as mirrors, tiles, glass, and even your mobile screen, and kitchen tops. Expired liquid toners may also be used to clean leather products, including shoes and bags. Just make sure to use the non-whitening variety, and don’t use creams.

  • Nail Polish

Nail polishes that have reached that gloopy phase, where they can’t be applied in nice coats on the nails might seem completely useless. But, it can be given a whole new use by using it as a decorative material. It can be used to create decorative details on photo frames, tea light holders, and tiles. Nail varnish that can no longer be used to make your nails sparkle, can give some sparkle to many other things. It’s also a great product to use in sealing envelopes. Get creative with it.

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