My other half calls it hoarding, I call it repurposing. Whichever way you want to look at it, these are some awesome beauty hacks that I wish I found out about years ago! Have you ever had a mascara wand that you loved, or do you want an eyebrow spool brush but don’t want to buy on? If so this is definitely for you.
For as long as I can remember instead of trashing the wands when your mascara is empty or expired I have wash clean them with makeup remover just for the sake of it. This is where my other half is right, I am a hoarder by nature, I just cleaned them off and kept them in a drawer with absolutely no purpose. That is up until about a year ago I discovered a few ways to repurpose them, one of which is obvious.
The first way you can reuse them is by simply using them with your new mascara. Sometimes you get an amazing mascara however you don’t love the wand. The perfect solution is save the wands from your favourite mascaras and use them, as long as you clean them off really well from mascara to mascara and after each use there is no problem with it. This way you get the best of both worlds.
Another way to reuse the wands is for your eyebrows! Not only can they be used as an eyebrow brush, but even to add colour or to keep them in place. Apply a bit of colour that matches your eyebrows and simply sweep it across your eyebrows. I have black eyebrows so I haven’t done this on myself but have on others, and it works amazingly. What I love about it vs applying with a brush or pencil is that it grabs your eyebrow hairs, not your skin. Which leaves you with a non-caked, fuller and natural brow. Afterwards spray a bit of hairspray on the spool and again swipe it across your brow, now they also have a great all day hold. Be careful not to put too much hairspray or brush them too much or you will wipe off the colour a bit.
The most unconventional way to use them is to clean old jewelery. Over time they look dull, collect dust etc etc A Mascara wand works perfectly to clean them because it reaches all gaps between the beading which some other brushes can’t do.
Hope this has helped, if you try it out let me know in the comments below what you think. Have another repurpose for the spools? Let me know in the comments below and I will add it on (With credit of course)
Thanks for reading — xxoo Corinne