Admit it — you hardly ever use up a makeup product anyway. So why not save a buck and turn your eyeshadow into nail polish, and fix that cracked bronzer palette instead of throwing it out or spilling it everywhere?
Melt old lipsticks together to create a rich new color.
When you get to the bottom of a few lipsticks, scoop out what's left with a small knife and melt them together in a large spoon. If you're worried that you'll look like you're cooking crack, try using a microwave. Pour the completed contents into a small container and leave it in the refrigerator to harden.
Fix cracked pressed powder, bronzer, or eyeshadow by pouring alcohol in it.
Use a spoon to mush the contents of the palette into a powder and then add rubbing alcohol, stirring to create a thick paste. Let it sit overnight, allowing the alcohol to evaporate and leaving the powder solid and whole again.
Tip: The higher alcohol content, the faster it will evaporate and harden. 70% or 90% is ideal.
Turn a cheap old eye pencil into a new liquid eyeliner.
Mix pressed powder with facial moisturizer to make a tinted moisturizer.
Great for a powder you don't use anymore, or if you struggle to find the perfect color.