Friday, July 31, 2015

Frugal Friday: Making your makeup last a little longer...

I don't know about you, but I hate to throw away a container when I know it's not empty even though the contents will no longer squeeze out. Perfect example: my Clinique foundation.

To extend its life for a few days, even a few weeks - depending on how much you use - all you need is a zip lock bag and a pair of scissors.

When the makeup will no longer squeeze out, snip off the end of the tube, saving the part you cut away. Store it in the zip lock bag.

The next time you put your "face" on, use a Q-tip or your finger to get out what you need from the inside of the tube. Then zip it back up until the next application. This usually gives me 2-3 more weeks before I have to replace the tube! And with two kids in college, every little bit of savings helps...



  1. I LOVE this! Excellent idea :-) I just plain hate waste of any kind & this answers the dilemma of throwing away perfectly good makeup. PS: Love the blog!!


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