Investing money into beauty tools can be quite pricey – and many of us have grown fond of specific products in which we use on a regular, if not daily, basis. For many of us, some of our old beauty tools are still sitting around. Remember back in the 80’s when everyone had one of those super cool hair crimpers? How many of us still have one of those laying around? After all, it was just one of those products we all had a hard time parting ways with.
We here at Lionesse feel your pain and struggle in letting some of your old products go – and that’s why we want to make it so you don’t have to! We’ve put together a clever list of ways to use your old beauty tools in new, trendy ways that will keep you looking stylish – all while experiencing the nostalgia of using your old products. Read on to find out how you can put your old styling tools and beauty faves to use once again.
Rather than ditch that old hair crimper that you loved so much, why not use it to create a braided style? That’s right, ladies – break out the crimper and get ready to get styling! Simply crimp your hair as you used to do – refrain from teasing the hair into a poufy, frizzy, dreadful mess, ladies – and create your braid of choice. You can wear a gorgeous braid in any style while offering plenty as a conversation piece by use of one of these bad boys!
While you may not want to break out the old blow dryer that was less than good quality to use for your hair, you can make use of this tool by using it as a mirror and window de-fogger post shower. All you need to do is plug it in, turn it on, and aim straight at the mirrors and windows, moving back and forth as you would with your own hair. Fog, be gone!
If you have some old mascara containers laying around – even from as far back as the 1980s – you can remove them from the bottle, give them a good cleaning with some liquid makeup remover, and then wash them in antibacterial soap to remove germs and bacteria. From there, you can use your clean, fresh mascara wand as a brow tool to keep your brows tamed.
Old Eyeshadow Brushes & Makeup Sponges
You can use those old eyeshadow sponge brushes to create the perfect ombre manicure as they are the perfect size. If they’ve been used, wash them in antibacterial soap to remove any product buildup and paint two colors onto the sponge head. Press onto your nail, and rock back and forth to coat the entire nail in polish. Paint a clear coat over the top to seal in the color. The same can be done with old makeup sponges as well.