Tips for getting the most of your makeup.

Let’s face it, buying makeup can get expensive. And the only thing worse than the expense is realizing that you really don’t use certain products very often. With that in mind, Casey Casterline, co-founder of, a popular beauty sample swapping site, offers up some ways to get the most out of the makeup in your daily regimen.

Mascara Wands

Use as eyebrow brushes or spritz a little hairspray on them and use to tame pesky flyaways.


If it doesn’t match your skin tone it may serve perfectly as an eye shadow primer.

Lip Sticks

Have your lipstick pull double-duty as a blush if you realize you’ve run out at the last minute.

Powder Eye Liner

Add a little water to powder eye liner to turn it into a liquid for a different look.

Eye Shadow

Shadows that match your roots can easily be brushed in to hide them if your hair has grown out a bit. Apply a dark shadow to your eyelashes prior to your mascara to give them a boost in volume.

Plain Lip Balm

Apply around the inside of the eye with your finger to act as a highlighter.


Allow a light mist of hairspray to fall on your face after you’ve applied your makeup to set it for the day.

Eye Cream

Use a hydrating eye cream in the place of lip balm if you run out. It will keep your lips supple and give them a light shine.

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