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The Frugal Beauty’s Guide to Making Your Cosmetics and Make-up Tools Last

by Alice Woodhouse
March 09, 2010
I am a certified make-up addict, and this obsession costs a lot and takes out a chunk in my paycheck. But having quality make-up is something that women shouldn't do without. It's easy to buy it especially when you get them for less using promotional coupons, but after buying them, I have a hard time keeping them in and organized. it's hard to keep it up to shape, especially when I don't take care of them as much as I should. My pressed powders crack, my eye pencils break, mascaras go dry, and lipsticks become misshapen.

Make-up costs a pretty penny, especially brands like YSL, Estee Lauder, Anna Sui and Shiseido, plus many more. It's heartbreaking and disappointing to see cosmetics in a wrecked state, and it's also not good for the budget. Here are some tips to take care of your make-up stash:

1. One of the most common mishaps in make up is the cracking of pressed powders, favorite eye shadow case. Make sure that you don't leave them lying around your bureau as it might fall down and crack the whole thing into two. Getting eyeshadows and other eye make-up are cheap especially with Sally Beauty Supply coupon codes; but as much as possible, you don't have to buy it not until you finish other related products. One nifty tip is that if your eyeshadow palettes crack, one thing you can do is to add a little bit of alcohol on the cracked eyeshadow pan and after a couple of minutes you'll see that it will harden back.

2. Tighten the lids of your skin products to avoid spillage and preserve the contents in it. It's also pretty unsanitary if you leave it open. If your mascara is left too long open, or has a broken lid, it's better to chuck it out because it will probably harden in the long run, and you could irritate your eyes with dirty mascara. You're better off using coupons online so you can save on buying lots of mascara. Same goes for lipsticks and lip glosses. But if your lipsticks can still be salvaged, you can actually melt the lipstick and put it inside a clear plastic container. Easy, right?

3. Always be very vigilant about knowing the expiry of your own make up so you won't use them and damage your skin. It's scary to think of using liquid foundations when you've been keeping them for 6 months to a year. Chuck it out as well and use StrawberryNet coupons online to buy a new one for less than the regular price. You'll run a much higher risk for contamination in the products you're using. A rule of thumb is always six months for majority of cosmetics before bacteria starts infesting it thus causing face blemishes and wounds.

Finally, one must know the importance of storage. It is very basic, and you should know how to properly store your make up so you can make organizing all the stuff you have and help make longer the shelf life of your cosmetics.

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