Using It Up - Beauty Items?

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March 20, 20050 found this helpful

If you put your lipstick in the fridge and use a fine brush to apply, you can gather the last little bits you may otherwise discard.

I also add a little moisturiser to my foundation to make it go a bit further.

Hope this helps!


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By Melissa (Guest Post)
March 24, 20050 found this helpful

When my lipgloss runs out, I pull the wand out put the tube in the microwave for about 20 seconds and it loosens the gloss off the sides!

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By Melissa (Guest Post)
April 7, 20050 found this helpful

When my eye shadow is running low, I mix it with vaseline. It gives the shadow a soft look.

I also put my lipstick on and then dab my lips with vaseline.


It takes a matte lipstick to look like a gloss and gives you two different lip looks.

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June 5, 20060 found this helpful


Recently, out of desperation, I found out something great. When my lipstick reaches the point where I can no longer directly apply it to my lips, all is not lost. I take a Q-Tip and scoop a little from the base and voila! There are at least 10 or more applications left.
My desperation came from the fact that this particular color is no longer made.
It is the story of my life that if I find a color that I love, be it eyeshadow, blusher, lipstick ... it soon goes out and they stop making it.
Does anyone else have this problem???
I would love to hear from you. Is ther any way to get a shade very close to it. I had a lip pencil which I used and used till there was no way. I could not find it any where.



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By Pam (Guest Post)
June 5, 20060 found this helpful


I recently found a website of a company that will make any lipstick shade for you of any color you want, even if discontinued...of course, I didn't write it down, but I was on google searching for a discontinued lipgloss. Try searching on google for this company.

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By Rachel (Guest Post)
January 8, 20070 found this helpful

If you scoop out the last bit of your lippy from the tubey bit, and put it in and empty lipgloss container, microwave, let it cool and tada you have more lippy. But you have to apply it with a brush, or your finger, so its not quite as convenient

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August 27, 20070 found this helpful

Anjeena wrote that her favorite lipsticks becomes discontinued.

I hate that too. But what I do now is email the manufacturer telling them the color that has been discontinued.


I have had great luck! They usually tell me that the lipstick goes under another name or they tell me of a shade that is really close.
Good Luck!

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By Robyn (Guest Post)
March 2, 20080 found this helpful

Mix maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and coconut extract also smell good.

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April 23, 20080 found this helpful

Streaching your burts bees products.

I love berts bees, and have discovered how to get a great night cream from their products. I buy the small samples packs that are $ 11 and they have a small ammount of each product. I mix a small ammount of the night cream, the royal jelly, and the serium with coco butter in a 1/2 cup resealable container and it gives me the same results for less than a penny a jar, one small sample pack will last me months.


This also works with their other products.

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December 7, 20090 found this helpful

Changing the color of lipstick:

I'm just about the most frugal person you'd ever know, and I've found a way to change many lipstick colors I dislike to one I can wear. I'll take a light beige or a flesh-colored, neutral lipstick then apply it over or under a color I dislike or that's too dark or bright. The light beige, or light-flesh color lipstick will then tone down or completely change the lipstick you first applied! After applying, just rub your pinkie finger along your lips and the 2 colors will easily blend together. Try this, you'll like it!


Recently, my daughter was given a bunch of brand new full-size lipstick samples from a relative that buys Estee' Lauder and other high-end brands to get the "free" sample kit (if you spend over $25 or so on other make-up products). Anyway, my daughter gave me 5 or 6 tubes in colors she didn't really like. At first, I thought I'd never wear them, but after I applied the lighter neutral color over them to tone down the darker colors, most of them looked quite nice on me. I find that very dark reds tend to make me look older, but when I place the lighter colored lipstick over the top of the red (after I've blotted the red) then I get a wonderful color that looks good on me!

This trick also works to change a color from a "bluish" or a "more coral" color. (Say you are wearing a red outfit and the lipstick you have clashes). If you have a tube that looks like it's way too orange, save it and apply it over another color that's too "purplish", and the orange-coral lipstick that you may have hated, can totally change your lipstick's color and save the day!

A NOTE: When you start mixing colors by applying one over the other or one under another, you may end up with some lipstick colors that you totally love, but might not remember and can't repeat. Do yourself a favor and keep track of the lipstick blends by keeping a tiny pad and a pencil in your make-up drawer. Also, you'll get a whole different look depending on which one goes on first or last and if you do or don't blot in between.

ALSO: If you buy a "Mineral Powder Foundation" that's a bit too light for your skin, it makes a wonderful eye shadow. I use it on my eye lids, and it really brightens them up and makes me look more awake and alive! You can also apply the lighter mineral foundation powder over your under-eye-dark-circles to lighten them up as a sort-of "concealer" before you apply your regular mineral powder. Try it, you'll like it!

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