These 4 simple hacks will help you save money on makeup!

These 4 simple hacks will help you save money on makeup!

Did you accidentally break your new lipstick or blush? Worry not! Follow these hacks to make them like new again!

It doesn’t matter if you consider makeup your second skin or if you just whip out your makeup kit for special occasions, we all could benefit from knowing how to save up on makeup!

All you need is a bit of ingenuity, simple household tools, and these easy hacks from U.S. media studio, Pennygem.

Hack #1: Make the most out of your moisturiser

If you’re running low on moisturizer, take a pair of scissors and cut it open on the sealed side.

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Once you’ve made an opening, scrape its remaining contents into a smaller container with a lid.

You’ll be surprised how much you have left!

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Hack #2: Blush on and on

Did you drop your pricey blush? No need to cry over pulverized cosmetics. Here’s how you can save your broken blush:

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Take an ordinary bobby pin, and crush it until it’s reduced to a fine powder!

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Then, using rubbing alcohol, mix it all together, creating a paste…

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Once done, take a spoon and press down on it

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Take a cotton bud or Q-tip and clean the edges

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Let it dry!

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There you have it: a compact powder blush as good as new!

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Hack #3: Magically make more mascara

Mascara running low? Take deep breaths and remember: all it takes is a glass of warm water!

Take the mascara and soak it in the glass

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Wait a couple of minutes and then take it out of the glass

Be amazed at how a simple glass of water loosens the mascara that’s adhered to the inner sides of the tube.

Just like magic!

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Hack #4: Long life for your lipstick

We’ve all experienced the thrill of finally saving up enough dough for that fresh tube of lipstick we’ve been eyeing.

We’ve also all experienced the sheer horror and mini-heart attack that comes from seeing it break.

But, if you have a lighter and dry fingers, you can remedy this nightmare in a flash!

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First, melt the broken edges with a lighter

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Then take the part that’s broken off and press it back down on the rest of the lipstick

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Take the lighter, again, and use it to lock the two parts in place, sealing it back into one piece

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Smooth it out using dry fingers and voila: a fresh tube of lipstick!

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For a quick recap of all these helpful hacks, click ‘play’ on the video below!

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Bianchi Mendoza

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