How can I use up my foundation?

by Bionic Beauty on 23.Dec.2008 · 2 comments

Dear Bionic Beauty,
Hello, I need your advice. What can I do if I have a few foundations that I’m not so pleased with? …. I have one or two foundations that I’m wearing since I didn’t like the final result on my skin. What can I do to give them some use… I wouldn’t like to give them away.

Bionic Beauty's makeup and skincare tips

Dear Andrea,
As for foundations… those are tricky to use up. What is it that you don’t like about the product?

If the color is not for you, say it’s too dark, try mixing it with a lighter foundation to bring the color closer to your skin tone. Or mix it with your face lotion to create your very own Tinted Moisturizer.

If it’s the feel and performance of the foundation that is lacking, you could use it up by applying it to your eyelids as a “Eyeshadow Primer”. This will help your eye shadows stick better. You could also use a few dabs under your eyes for a concealer. Dab the product on, let it sit for a minute or two and it will thicken a bit. Then blend it out to conceal.

You can also use foundations to cover spots on your legs, chest, and neck before a big special event or evening out.

If you have kids, they can use the foundations to finger paint (Supervised!) on paper. The skin color of foundations will be perfect to fill in their stick figures and color book characters faces!

I hope this gives you some ideas on how to use up those foundations you’re not too fond of.

Best regards,
Bionic Beauty

I’m also going to ask the other Bionic Beauties out there… do you have any tips for using up foundations that aren’t your favorites?


1 The Cheap Chick December 23, 2008 at 1:05 pm

I think you covered all the bases, BB. And the finger-painting tip? TOOOOOOOO creative and cool! Love it.

2 holly December 24, 2008 at 5:56 pm

I also have a lot of foundations that are just too light or too dark, I mix a little bit of my too dark ones into my good foundation during the summer when Im just a tad more tan.

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