23. SAVE A BROKEN COMPACT
What: To repair a shattered compact, all you need is a spoon and some rubbing alcohol.
1. Cover the broken compact with a piece of cling wrap and use a spoon to break the pieces to form a powder (pictured). The cling wrap prevents the powder from making a mess.
2. Mix rubbing alcohol into the powder. Use the spoon to mix until it forms a paste.
3. Spread the paste out evenly in the compact case.
4. To create a smoother finish, place a piece of tissue paper over the compact and use a flat surface (for example, the base of a cup) to press the paste firmly into the compact.
5. Clean the powder residue from the edges of the compact.
6. Let it dry for a few hours.
Tip: Using a piece of tissue paper at step 4 helps to soak up excess rubbing alcohol.
1. Place the mascara tube in a cup of warm water (pictured) for five minutes. Make sure the tube is screwed tightly so that water does not get in. The heat should soften the product and rid it of lumps.
2. Test the mascara. If it is still lumpy, add a few drops of saline solution into the bottle.
3. Shake it well. The mascara is ready to use.
Tip: Used mascara that has been sitting on the shelf for more than three months should be thrown out as there may be bacteria growth.
25. PERFECT THE CAT-EYE LOOK
What: Sticky tape is not just for wrapping presents. It can also be used to produce glamorous cat-eye flicks.
1. Place a small piece of sticky tape along the outer corner of the eye, from the lower lashes towards the hairline, at a 45-degree angle.
2. Using the tape as a guide, apply eyeliner above the lash line and let the eyeliner flare out at the edge of the eye (pictured). The edge of the tape ensures the winged tip is kept sharp and precise.
3. Remove the tape and marvel at your perfect peepers.
26. DE-FUZZ CLOTHES WITH A SHAVER
What: Remove unsightly pills - balls of fabric that have formed on clothes due to frequent wear - with a razor.
1. Place clothing on a flat surface and hold it down with one hand.
2. Lightly run a disposable razor over the pilled areas (pictured).
Tip: A razor clogged with shaved fabric will be ineffective, so regularly check the blades. Also, avoid using too much pressure when shaving the pills as you might inadvertently damage the fabric.
27. WRINKLE-FREE WITHOUT AN IRON
What: Remove wrinkles in your clothing using damp paper towels.
1. Place wrinkled clothing on a clean, flat surface and apply a damp, neatly folded paper towel onto the wrinkled area.
2. Gently press the damp paper towel onto the clothing a few times (pictured).
3. Remove damp paper towel and repeat for other wrinkled areas.
4. If the paper towel starts to dry out, dampen it again and continue.
Tip: Ensure the paper towel is damp and not too wet to avoid soaking your clothing.
28. HAIRSPRAY FOR LIPSTICK STAINS
What: Remove a lipstick mark by spraying it with hairspray before washing.
1. Spray lipstick mark with hairspray (pictured) and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
2. Using warm water, gently rub the stain, which should be quite faint by now.
3. Finish by washing off the remaining stain and hairspray residue with detergent.
Tip: If you do not have detergent, handsoap works too.
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