Updated: Oct 16, 2020
Hi beauties! Today's post is fun and informative! Grab your makeup bag and dump it out. What products are in there? Maybe mascara, eyeliner, blush, foundation, and so on. I am going to teach you how to get the most use out of your makeup products!
You're probably thinking that by keeping your makeup products longer that you get more use out of them. Actually, it's the exact opposite. In reality, when you keep your makeup products longer, the life of the product decreases. If you are unsure of how long you can keep your makeup and when to toss it, I have the answer here!
Carla's Tips To Get The Most Use Out Of Your Makeup
1. Keep Them Clean
Beauties, this tip is the easiest. Simply keep your makeup products clean! I wrote an entire blog with advice on how to clean each type of makeup product. Keeping your makeup products clean extends the life of each product. Keeping makeup clean involves purchasing a few sanitation products, following certain methods, and also not sharing any of your products with anyone. I recommend cleaning your makeup products after every use. However, sometimes I know that's just not possible, so of course, you should at least be cleaning your makeup products once per week alongside your brushes.
2. Wash Your Makeup Brushes and Sponges Weekly
You should have known this tip was coming next! It's not only important for your skin to use clean brushes, but it also benefits your makeup. This is a second step in maintaining clean makeup products. If your makeup products are clean, and your brushes aren't, you actually end up contaminating the products. I recommend washing brushes and cleaning your makeup products on the same day to ensure everything remains clean.
3. Avoid Double Dipping
This step is probably the hardest one. I recommend scooping out product onto the back of your hand and double dipping from there instead of double dipping into the makeup container. Of course with creams and liquids, this is much easier. As far as powders are concerned: if the product is a loose powder, simply grab a clean tissue or paper towel and dump some out. If you are using a packed powder (ie eyeshadow), use the handle of one of your brushes to scrape out some of the product onto a clean tissue or towel and work from there.
When it comes to certain products such as lipstick, lip gloss, liquid eyeliner, pencils, and so on: this is a bit harder to maintain. What I recommend doing is using a makeup sanitizing spray or rubbing alcohol after each use. This way, you are keeping bacteria away.
4. Don't Travel With Full-Sized Products
Beauties, I know this tip is a little bit tougher to do, but if you think about it, you can't travel with a majority of full-sized makeup products anyway! I recommend holding onto sample-size containers after you are done with the contents. I hold onto my sample-size containers when I am finished with them. I simply remove any product residue, and wash with warm water and dish soap on a clean towel. Then I let it dry and fill it with the product and use a permanent marker to label.
You can use this same idea with old makeup or skincare jars. Instead of tossing them when the product is expired, clean them and reuse! Toss the product, not the jar! Honestly, you can do this with a lot of your beauty products. I do this with all cremes and liquids when I travel. It saves me a lot of hassle, especially since I normally put my beauty products in my carry-on luggage.
If you cannot empty out certain products, such as mascara, I recommend saving sample sizes for travel.
So beauties, that's it. These are my tips on how to get the most use out of your makeup products! Try them out, and tell me what you think! If you are unsure of how to go about this, it's time for a Makeup Bag Makeover! I will help you go through your products and shop for new items that work best for your makeup needs.