Beauty products can still be useful in new and different ways well after they've been used up or expired. A clean mascara brush, for example, can be used to scrub between stones in jewelry or watch links to clear away dirt and debris. Unwanted nail polish (perhaps a color not to your liking) can be used to "paint" the stems of wine glasses to give them personality and color. And lipstick that broke can be melted in a microwave-safe dish for 20 seconds, then poured into a clean tin (think small mint tin) and applied to the lips with a brush or fingertips.
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