What To Do With Expired Beauty Products

what to do with expired beauty products

Happy New Year to all my readers! At the beginning of each year, I like to do a massive clean out of food and products. I was going through my beauty room on the weekend, sorting through all my expired beauty products. I really hate wasting so a lot of the times I don’t throw out expired products and try to find another use for it. Of course if the product smells, texture changed or has started separating, in the bin it goes.

What To Do With Expired Beauty Products

  • Facial Cleansers – There are many uses for old cleansing products. I’ve cleansed my makeup brushes with facial cleansers and also as a shaving cream on my legs. If you’re a beauty blogger, save the cleansers to remove swatches on the arm or hand.
  • Face Moisturisers – Moisuriser can be used on other areas not as sensitive as the face. I use it on my arms, legs and feet.
  • Shampoos – If you’re looking for ideas on what to do with old shampoo, I use mine to wash clip-on hair extensions or wigs.
  • Conditioners – A few months ago, we washed our dog who was going through his annual molt. It ended up matting his fur, so we used conditioner as a detangler to remove the knots.
  • Lip balms– Lip balms can be use on cuticles to help soften and reduce any dryness. I’ve read lip balms can also be used to minimise foot blisters by applying a layer of lip balm to reduce the friction caused by new shoes.
  • Foundations – Foundations can be used to cover any uneven skin on arms and legs such as bruises or mosquito bites.
  • Facial oils – I keep my old Rosehip oil and use it on the heels of my foot and put on a pair of socks so I don’t get my carpet oily.
  • Eye Shadows – Old eye shadows can be used for art and crafty projects. Katie from Running With A Glue Gun shows how to re-purpose eye shadows and create a beautiful painting.
  • Mascaras –  You can convert the mascara brush into a brow brush, just make sure you wash off the mascara first.
  • Lip sticks – Lipsticks can also be re-purposed for arts and craft. I scribbled with an old lipstick to create the photo above.
  • Body Mist/Perfumes – Perfumes can be sprayed on bed sheets, curtains or bathroom and pretty much anywhere. It’s even possible to create a DIY Home Diffuser with old perfume.

Do you re-purpose expired beauty products?


Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact Review

Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact Review

Well guysss! This review is well overdue, I purchased the Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact blush a year and a half ago! I bought it during my trip to Taiwan and I took these photos as soon as I got home. It’s just been conveniently sitting in my drafts.

When I was walking around at a major department store in Taiwan, the Jill Stuart makeup counter lured me in with all their pretties. This is my first ever purchase from Jill Stuart and I’ve always admired how beautifully package their products are… so elegant and shiny!!

A design evoking the concept of the compact being created from a single large emerald. An octagonal cut has been pressed into the surface of the blush, and the brush has a Swarovski rhinestone attached.

Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact Review

The blush comes with a retractable brush and can be also detached from the blush. It literally took me 6 months to use this because I didn’t want to ruin such a pretty little thing. The bristles on the brush is soft yet still applies on nicely. I think this compact is great for traveling although I haven’t personally taken it with me. I’m worried it’ll get scratched in my makeup bag.

Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact Review Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact Review
Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact Review

In the photo above, I’ve individually swatched each colour and also a combination of the four. This blush is slightly on the sheer side and I personally think it’s more suitable for people with fair skin. It looks natural on and gives off a subtle glow. It’s a good quality blush, blends amazingly and last all day. A bit on the pricey side but it’s nice to have in my makeup collection.

Have you tried any Jill Stuart makeup?

Purchased by me.


Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Summer is here and you know what that means… hair removal! When I was in my mid teens going through puberty, I was a super hairy Asian believe it or not. My mum bought me my very first epilator when I was 16 after trying shaving/waxing and HATED it. Since then I’ve only used epilators on my legs. Back then technology was not as advanced as these days so when Philips contacted me and asked if I would like to try their Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator, I said yes immediately!

Oh by the way, if you don’t know what an epilator is – in very simple terms it’s a gadget with tiny tweezers to help remove the entire hair including the roots.

The Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet and Dry Epilator comes with 5 additional accessories to help remove any unwanted facial and delicate areas:

  • Shaving head
  • Trimming comb
  • Facial area cap
  • Delicate area cap
  • Massage cap

It also comes with a basic pouch for you to store the epilator, accessories and a cleaning brush.

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

When I first picked up my Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet and Dry Epilator, I put it on charge for 1.5hrs. After charging, it can be used up to 40mins before the battery runs out. There’s a battery indicator at the bottom of the handle that shows you when it’s fully charged or requires charging. The device comes with 2 speeds for you to adjust depending on how fast you want to remove those pesky hairs! One of the awesome features is the opti-light to ensure all hairs are removed. The device needs to be held at 90 degrees for best performance.

I mainly use epilators to remove hair on my legs and I don’t feel much pain or irritation because I’ve been using it for a really long time (10yrs+ so I don’t give away my age haha). If it’s your first time with an epilator, you might feel some pain and/or irritation but it won’t last long. I decided to try the Philips Epilator on my underarms too and you guessed right, it hurts like anything on the first go!! After my second time, the pain was no longer as intense.

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

The Philips Epilator is cordless so you can practically remove hair anywhere you want (in the toilet or even the backyard). Another advantage of this epilator is it can be used in the shower or bath! Almost forgot to mention that using the epilator in the shower will help reduce any pain or irritation as the warm water will open up the pores.

As an epilator veteran, I highly recommend to exfoliate once a week because occasionally epilating can cause ingrown hairs. But to be honest, it’s no biggie. Depending on your hair growth, I usually epilate my legs once every 3 weeks or sometimes 4 when I’m lazy.

To summarise what I like:

  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Cordless functionality – you can literally remove hair anywhere you want
  • The opti-light

The Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet and Dry Epilator retails for $149.95 and you can read more about it on the Philips site.

What’s your hair removal preference?


Product was provided for consideration. This has not influence my opinion in any way.


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