Before I start, let me give you a bonus hack, if a makeup remover is too harsh or doesn’t work properly, use them to cleanse off hand swatches (of course this would only apply if you do that a lot, like me)!
Moving on, this hack is perhaps the most obvious one ever, use toners which do not work for you (especially alcohol based ones) to clean your makeup. It is as simple as that!!!
That’s the post! That’s all.
The rest are all pictures on how I do it…
I stopped using this toner because it dried my skin out. It has alcohol in it which is advantageous for this hack (but sadly disadvantageous for my skin; post here).
The dirty palette; the original Maybelline The Nudes. Look at all that specks of shadow!
This is sealing sticker residue. Eughh!
More sealing sticker residue.
SO how you ask? Just keep seeing!
Pour it into a sponge or even a tissue paper.
For those harder to reach parts, use cotton buds!
Eh voila! Clean palette!
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Harivaindaran K. Veeriah
I thought a hack post was due so this is a simple hack for all you out there that do not like extra product being wasted.
I actually saw this hack on YouTube quite a while ago and I have been wanting to try it ever since! This person actually used a foundation stick. I tried it with lip balm and it works!!! I am pretty sure it works for any cream product or wax/oil based solid products.
So step by step;
1. Find a container you wanna use to hold your extra product. Clean and disinfect it.
2. Place your product in the microwave and melt the product in short intervals of about 20 to 25 seconds of heating time at medium or 70% power (caution; metal packaging CANNOT be used in a microwave so make sure it is only plastic containers you are using). I used 20 secs of cooking time for each interval and repeated for about 4 times until my lip balm completely melted. Of course if it is a larger amount of product more intervals would be needed.
3. Pour the melted product into the container intended for the product. Product would be hot so be cautious!
And voila! Extra product that can still be used!
After melting it in the microwave you can retrieve almost all the product and as you can see here, the tube is completely empty! I featured this lip balm in my first product empties post here.
The container that I cleaned and poured the lip balm into!
I do hope that you guys do this with utmost care and caution. It does involve heating the product and different products have different melting temperatures which is why you should do it in short intervals as opposed to one prolonged heating time.
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Specified brush cleaners can be expensive. There is an option to make your own DIY brush cleaner, however, I got a hack for that will save you that trouble. It is not so much a hack as it is a finding you may appreciate.
I am sure you are all familiar with Daiso, the Japanese store selling many home improvement items. They do sell cosmetics too and if you browse through the skin care section you’d find something called cleansing water.
Use this as the brush cleaner! It is as simple as that.
It contains alcohol and is ‘supposed’ to be used as a facial cleanser so it has to be gentle enough on the brush. Brushes can’t have allergies now can they?
I would personally never put a MYR 5 cleanser on my face. So I put it to good use.
This is the Cleansing water.
A closer look.
Just for your information below are the steps for spot cleansing your makeup brushes.
Transfer the cleansing water into a spray bottle.
A closer look at the spray bottle.
Spray it onto a cloth, a towel or even a paper towel (avoid toilet rolls because they tend to break down and clump up into small bits and pieces).
Swirl the brush around on the towel until the makeup residue in the brush has been cleansed off. You may have to repeat this and the previous step on a fresh spot on the towel until little or no makeup residue is visibly coming off the brush.
Eh voila! Clean brush!