Eco-friendly beauty blender hack

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Desperate times, desperate measures. Desperate? Wait a minute. No, no, no! Let me rephrase this to: desperate times, CREATIVE SOLUTIONS! End of the day, and I'm standing and staring at myself in the mirror. "Shit, cotton pads, forgot them again!?" Lesson learned: don't underestimate the power of a grocery list. Just don't. Not removing makeup before going to bed is an absolute DON'T. Girls, seriously, it's the worst thing you can do for your skin. The eye area is so delicate, so thin. Even the most lightweight concealer is too much to be used as an overnight mask. And mascara? It will irritate your eyes. Plus, bonus feature: your eyelashes will become fragile and will break easier. It's ok to be lazy sometimes, sure, but I feel like not taking my natural features for granted.

So, now that we have established that you MUST remove your eye makeup (including mascara, eyeshadow & concealer), let's think about how to do it eco-friendlier. The usual go-to methods are cotton pads and makeup remover wipes. Both not reusable and thus disposable. Can you imagine the amount you use up in a year?

Back to the sad, tragic moment of me standing with my mascara smeared all over my eyes, no cotton pads to wipe it all off. Water does 70% of removing all of that spectacle. But what about the rest? I see my beauty blender (clean of course). I look at my face. I look at my beauty blender again. KATCHING!!

Why is a beauty blender an amazing alternative to disposable cotton pads?

  1. It's reusable. Just don't forget to wash it. Every time.
  2. It's super soft and, is the most gentle tool for your eyes. It feels like silk to the eye area.
  3. It's perfect for both home and travel!

I think I'm on to something amazing here, you guys! How do you use your beauty blender, besides its original purpose? Let me know in the comment box below or tweet me @VeronicaTFI.