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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Millersville chapter.

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Is your makeup always running out too quickly or do you wish there were easier ways to apply it? Well, here are a couple tricks to keep your makeup lasting with just simple objects you can find around your room!

1. Repurposed Plastic Spoon

Use a plastic spoon to make applying mascara easier to your bottom lashes.

2. Scotch Tape Eye Stencil

Use a piece of scotch tape to make a balanced and even look for both eyes.

3. How To Fix Clumped Mascara

Add eye drops or contact solution to make your mascara less clumped and easier to apply.

4. Make Eyes Appear Bigger

Use white eyeliner instead of black to make your eyes appear larger and more awake.

5. Lash Curling Secret

Get the most out of your lash curler by pinching at the base of your lashes, then lifting the curler up.

6. Make It Last

Put a tissue over your newly applied lipstick, then powder your lips over the tissue to create a matte look that lasts longer.

7. Blemish Secret

Instead of using that bulky tube of concealer to cover your blemishes, rub a bit of it on an eyeliner brush for more precise control.

8. Wash and Save Your Wands

Instead of throwing your wands away after your mascara expires, wash and repurpose them.

9. Heat Your Lash Curler

Hold a blow dryer to your eye lash curler for 5-7 seconds; this will help keep your lashes curled nicely for the rest of the day.

10. When To Toss It Out

Although we spend tons of money on our products, we might not want to have to throw it away. If we keep our makeup for too long, it may become unhealthy for your skin and eyes. Here’s a chart of when we should throw them away:

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Jenna Moyer


My name is Jenna Moyer, I'm 21 years old, and I am currently a junior at Millersville University where I'm an Early Childhood and Special Education major. I love kids and I have a 3 year old nephew, who also happens to be my godson! My favorite color is purple and lilies are my favorite flower. I am absolutely obsessed with the show Friends! I love going to concerts, even concerts where I have no idea who bands are, because that's how you get to know good music. My favorite band is Parachute. I love my friends, boyfriend, and family, and I would have no idea what I would do without them!
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