09 October 2015

Quick Tip: Get to the bottom of your lip gloss tube

Ever have trouble getting to the bottom of a doe-foot lip gloss gloss or concealer tube?

The hot-water trick never really works that well for me for cleaning off the bottom and sides of the tube, so I came up with an easier way to reach the remnants:
  1. Take out the stopper first, if you haven't already. (It's usually rubber, and can thus easily be popped out by hand or with a blade.)
  2. Wipe off the end of the applicator.
  3. Take a piece of masking or other tape. Wrap it around the bottom of the applicator, and fold it up at the end.
  4. Stick the applicator back in and swirl.
In the tube
After one spin
VoilĂ , enjoy the rest of your gloss! No need to pay for an expensive custom makeup spatula.
Plus, you can still use the same tube this way, instead of transferring to a separate cup that you have to dip your filthy mortal fingers into, like a lot of the hot-water tutorials recommend.