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8 Amazing Ways to Use Your Old Mascara Wand

The Versatility of Your Old Mascara Wand

Mascara wands are not only fantastic for applying mascara—they can also lead a second life full of utility! When your favorite mascara runs out, don't just toss the wand. Instead, give it a new purpose with these useful tips.

Before repurposing, make sure your mascara wand is clean and disinfected. Start by soaking it in warm water mixed with a bit of detergent for about 10-15 minutes. As it soaks, why not shop for a new mascara? After soaking, gently scrub the wand with shampoo to remove any remaining mascara, rinse thoroughly, and let it dry.

Here are some creative ways to reuse your mascara wand:

  1. Eyebrow Grooming: Mascara wands excel at taming and shaping eyebrows. Dip a clean wand in Vaseline or brow gel and brush through your eyebrows for a polished look.
  2. Flyaway Hair Fix: Smooth out those annoying hair flyaways by spraying a little hairspray on the wand and combing through to keep every strand in place.
  3. Lash Detailing: Spare wands can be used to declump mascara from your lashes and separate them before applying a fresh coat for a flawless finish.
  4. Lip Exfoliation: Use a clean mascara wand to exfoliate your lips. Apply a lip scrub, Vaseline, or an olive oil and sugar mix to the wand and gently scrub your lips in circular motions to remove dead skin.
  5. Root Touch-Ups: Mascara wands can also apply hair dye precisely to the roots due to their size and flexibility, ensuring even coverage and better results than standard dye brushes.
  6. Cuticle Care: Apply a moisturizing cream or olive oil to your cuticles, let it soak in, then use the mascara wand to gently push back and remove excess skin from the nail base.
  7. Jewelry Cleaning: Clean intricate jewelry such as beaded necklaces or detailed earrings with a mascara wand to remove dust and bring back their sparkle.
  8. Deep Cleaning Nooks and Crannies: Use your mascara wand for detailed cleaning tasks like scrubbing taps, plugholes, and other hard-to-reach areas in your home.

Mascara wands are incredibly versatile tools that can be repurposed in many beneficial ways. Do you have other ideas for repurposing mascara wands? Share your tips in the comments, and don't forget to check out The Beauty Store for your next beauty find!

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Megan Shriki - June 26, 2024

I use my old eyelash brushes, old toothbrushes, and old / clean mascara wands to clean the soap scum in the shower tile, and the kitchen tiling.
I am grateful for the lip exfoliation tip, never thought of it – great idea!

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