Dec 30, 2012
Or makeup you don't use anymore or never really liked after buying it?
U can turn old eyeshadow into nail polish
I use the makeup I generally don't like to play around with makeup in the night, trial and error for looks to wear. That way I'm not wasting my good makeup that I generally have the same colors off. I also use pink/peach/and plummy eye shadows that don't apply well on my eye, but are decent blushes!
Either throw it out, try to sell it, or swap it on makeupalley. Or send it to my pen pals
Rebecca, thanks I'll have to try that. Rikki, I've never heard of makeupalley I'm gonna have to check it out. Allie, yeah that is a good idea!!
I donate to my local domestic violence shelter.
Toss the old stuff and give the rest to my friends to try.
If its so old that it's expired, I'll toss it out. But if it's old and still wearable, i give it to my sister.
I give mine to my mam! domestic violence centre, I'd have never thought of that what a lovely idea. I want to become more altruistic in my local community going forward. and thats a nice place to start
Trash can lol
my friend tosses the make-up but keeps the container and pours nail polish in lets them dry and gives it to little girls ages 8 and under for pretend makeup. very genius
Eye shadow- you can mix different shadows in a small container which will make new colors or you can mix your eye shadow with clear nail polish... Powders for your face and bronzers make great nude nail polishes!
Lipsticks- you can melt lipsticks down by scooping it out of the tubes then putting the spoon over a candle. put the melted lip stick into a tiny container and since they are liquidy you can mix different colors to make a new shade!
Nice tips Hannah!
Dec 31, 2012
Wow thanks girls! So many good ideas!!
I passed it down to my little sisters or donate them :)
Throw it out
If you buy something at Sephora and you don't like it, you can return it. All makeup has a shelf life once it's opened. I throw away old makeup. Once it's old, it's gone. If I get something like an eyeshadow or a blush that I don't like ...and I don't return it, I just give it to a friend. Mascara, once used by you or anyone else, cannot be given to someone else.
@Shelley I didn't know domestic violence centers take makeup! That's such a good place to donate to =)
If it doesn't have an expiration date then use it or create a DIY.
Oh my goodness these are all fantastic ideas. I usually throw old makeup out or make art with it. Eyeshadow gives a soft ethereal look when used to color in an ink drawing, for instance (use fixative after, of course). Not sure if the longevity is as nice as artist quality pigments, but nothing I've done has faded yet.
throw it out or if i just dont like it anymore ill giv it to my bff or re use the container but throw away the product
kool idea elisa i have to try tht
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