We always hope that the beauty products we buy we’ll work well for us, and most of them do, but sometimes we come across a dud that leaves us disappointed. That moisturizer broke you out, that foundation is too dark and that shampoo is just too gentle to wash all that product buildup out of your hair.
You thought about returning them to the store but waited too long or just felt too guilty to do so, or you wish you could but in your country it is just not possible to return cosmetics once they’ve been opened.
So now you’re stuck with products that you can’t use but don’t even want to throw away because that would be a waste of money. What can you do about it? Here are 5 ways to put them to good use:
Your moisturizer broke you out?
The skin of our body is thicker and less sensitive than that of our faces, so if a moisturizer has caused your face to break out, don’t throw it away but use it on your body instead. Do the same with all skincare products that, even if they didn’t break you out, didn’t even do anything for your skin. This way, they will at least keep your body soft and hydrated.
Is your foundation too dark?
If you’ve bought a foundation that’s too dark for your skin, turn into a tinted moisturizer. Simply pour a few drops of the foundation on your hand and add a little bit of your facial moisturizer at a time until you get a shade that matches your skintone. Tinted moisturizers are more lightweight than regular foundations, which makes them perfect for the hot summer months.
Is your foundation too dull?
If your foundation is too dull you can lighten it by mixing it with a pinch of pearly peachy blush. And if you want a subtle glow, try adding a few drops of highlighter to it. But be careful not too add too much! You want your skin to look glowy, not oily!
Your shampoo didn’t work well for you?
Do you have too many bottles of shampoo lying around you don’t know if you’ll ever be able to finish them all? Or simply are disappointed with how a shampoo performed on your locks? The try using it as a body wash or hand wash. It even works well as a laundry detergent!
Don’t like how a hair conditioner performs on your hair?
If you have a hair conditioner you don’t use much because you don’t like how it performs on your hair, then use it as a shaving cream. It’s an old and common trick but it works so well! I actually use conditioner this way often (especially when I travel), even if I’m pleased with how it performs on hair, because it leaves my skin so soft and smooth!
What do you do with beauty products that don’t work for you?
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