A little tip for bargain obsessed gals out there: you can find some great gems at the TK Maxx beauty section! You have to go on when you're in a good day and with lots of patience to go through all the mess (another tip is to go in the morning if you can, it's generally more organized then!). That's where I found my Macadamia Healing Oil at an awesome price (here's my review) and I've seen many other great deals.
My latest find was this Elizabeth Arden bronzer. I have no idea why they decided to market this as bronzer, since it is way too light and full of chunky glitter. But the gorgeous compact made me reason with it and I thought I could always wear it as a highlighter! I went and snatched it up for just under a tenner. The packaging is one of the most gorgeous I've ever seen. So when I got home, the first thing I did was check out my new purchase, only to find it had been dipped into and the store lighting disguised it!
I wasn't ready to give up that easily, so I scoured the internet for tips on sanitizing your beauty products and here are some of the ones I could find:
To sanitize powder compacts, the easiest thing to do is use a paper towel to remove the top layer of powder with it.
The same tip applies to sanitizing lipsticks, just wipe the it with some paper towel to remove the top layer.
For the more thorough gal out there, a mist of alcohol 70% or higher works well. Just make sure you let the alcohol fully evaporated before the next use!
I've heard the sales assistants at MAC stores dip the lipsticks on display in alcohol at the end of each day to sanitize them.
It mainly got me thinking: we always hear about how important it is to wash your brushes to avoid bacteria build up which can lead to skin irritation, breakouts, etc. But how often do we think about sanitizing the products themselves? I'll admit, the thought never crossed my mind!
Do any of you sanitize your cosmetics on a regular basis?