Saving the dregs of mineral make up
If you are the kind of person who can’t believe I’m taking about wearing make up, well screw you and your perfect skin. I don’t want to hear about it, m’kay?
I’ve written about my pain in the ass adult acne before, and even though I mainly have it under control thanks to the oil cleansing method, I still have craptastic scars from previous flare ups. Cause I’m just that lucky! My skin is REALLY pale (see photo of me to the right of this post), and the scars are really dark, so they are extremely noticeable if I am not wearing make up. Neat!
I’ve tried all kinds of make up in the past, and some were too cakey, some made my acne worse, and ALL were way too dark. I was tempted to go to Hot Topic and get some of the goth make up. That is, until I found Bare Minerals.
A few years ago, I was at Macys, and was basically laughed away from every other counter when I asked if they had make up pale enough for me. In desperation, I stopped by Bare Minerals, and the woman didn’t laugh…she looked at me and said “I think so”.
So, you’re saying there’s a chance?
She spent a few minutes swishing, tapping, and then sweeping some powder on my face. I figured no “bare” make up could possibly cover up my scars, and then I looked in the mirror. I was shocked at how smooth my face looked, and how clear it looked.
I immediately bought some foundation and Mineral Veil, and then I pooped my pants when I saw what the total was. Holy shit on a shingle, that stuff is expensive. But, I will say, it lasts forever! I always use every last bit that I can to get my money’s worth. Last week, my pressed Mineral Veil compact broke after over a year’s worth of use. Knowing a new one was in the range of $25, I was determined to get my money’s worth.
Rescuing Pressed Mineral Make up
1) Find a very very clean container with a lid.
2) Dump the contents of the broken compact in the container.
3) Using the back of a clean spoon, mush and smoosh the make up, until it resembles a fine powder. I noticed no matter how much I chopped it up, some little clumps still remained. I’m assuming something was added to the formula to make it solid in compact form instead of keeping it in powder form.
4) Put the lid on, and store it with the rest of your make up. I figure I can get at least another month’s worth of use by doing this!
What are some of your favorite tricks for getting extended use out of beauty products?