We've all been there: You're using your absolute favorite makeup or skincare product, when—seemingly out of nowhere—you realize you can't squeeze out any more. Panic ensues. How?! It didn't even look that empty! And how quickly can you get a replacement?

Thankfully, we've got a handful of hacks to help you get several more uses out of that product. And eventually, all that product saved will add up to extra money in your bank account, too.

Cut open tubes.

Got aluminum or plastic tubes of moisturizer or cream blush? Don't be afraid to use a pair of scissors to snip off the end of the tube so you can reach in and grab a few more dabs. Just try to reseal it as best as you can before your next use, so the formula doesn't dry out.

Get a beauty spatula.

So, you're running low on Conceal + Correct, but you know if you could just reach further into the tube, you could get another use or two. Enter the beauty spatula, a reusable tool that lets you get every drop of product in every nook and cranny of your almost-empty products. You can use it on everything from concealer and lip gloss to serum and moisturizer.

Consider de-potting your palettes.

We all have those palettes. You know, the ones with a few shades we've hit pan on, and the rest are nearly untouched. Sometimes, though, we just need a new frame of reference for those colors. Try de-potting all your most untouched colors in all your palettes (you may need an exacto knife or lighter to get them completely loose—look up some YouTube tutorials beforehand) and arrange them in new magnetic palettes by color, tone... whatever makes most sense to you, and will encourage you to use them up more quickly.

Pssst: While we think every color in our Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette is crazy usable, you can absolutely use this hack on it, too.

Re-label products in the wrong shade.

Picked up a foundation shade that's a little too dark? It's no longer foundation, it's cream bronzer. Just re-label the tube with a sticker or Sharpie so you don't forget. You can also use too-light products as highlighter, too-warm brow products as eyeshadow, a smidge of too-bold lipstick as blush... you get the idea.

Buy a bottle-emptying kit.

This tip's particularly perfect for skincare and hair care products. When you're almost to the bottom of your bottle, screw on the appropriate top from the Flip-It Bottle Emptying Kit, flip it over, and voila! You have several more uses left. And if your packaging is flexible, it's now effectively a squeeze tube.

Add some eye drops.

When your FlexLash mascara (or any mascara) starts to get dry and flaky, add two to three drops of contact solution to the tube and shake it up. Suddenly, the formula will be wet again and work like new. Don't overdo it, though, or you'll over-dilute the formula.

July 08, 2020

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