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Always Handy: The Art of Repurposing Makeup

Always Handy: The Art of Repurposing Makeup

You like makeup. In fact, you really, really, really like it that you go on regular hoarding sprees in cosmetic stores—but then you only have one face, and you can only put on so much in a day, right? Hence the big question: What happens to your stash of expired makeup?  

Learn from Myka Cloma, a YouTube sensation who's notable for covering Disney songs, as she recycles her old beauty essentials and uses them on a canvas other than her face:

Makeup like you've never used it before. In this video, Myka used cosmetics to make an artwork dedicated to the new Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach [related: Pia Wurtzbach: The True Makings of a Queen].


Different shades of liquid foundation were utilized for the shadows and highlights of Pia’s face and to achieve that morena complexion Filipinas are known for.


Lipstick and lip gloss were then used to complete Pia’s look, along with some glitter eyeshadow for added glow.


Don't be afraid to make a pretty mess on your paper: Contour, strobe, line, and blend away to make your artwork as lively and multi-dimensional as you can. Bonus tip: You can even turn your masterpiece into notebook covers, or even postcards, to give away as gifts or even sell for extra money.


Other ways to repurpose your old makeup:

Hardened eyeliners and brow liners can be your instant pencil/marker.

Cracked eyeshadows mixed with clear nail polish make for great mani pedi BFFs.

Mascara brushes can be used as eyebrow brushes, just make sure to clean them thoroughly to rid them of product residue.

Empty compacts work as handy mirrors and accessory organizers.


ALSO READ: The Six Fix: Beauty Artillery You Must Always Have In Your Makeup Kit


Illustration by Jana Jimenez (makeup sketch beside Pia's portrait)




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