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  • #18659
    Minicoopergirl93
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    I really recommend parchment paper in an Altoids tin or this tin https://besamecosmetics.com/collections/accessories/products/accessory-2

    I use the Besame Cosmetics tin because I love all things vintage and fabulous, but an Altoids tin gives you an excuse to reuse. And the parchment paper means you can lift the cake mascara out when it gets too low for the brush to reach.

    #18666
    BelindaSK
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    Good tip! So, now I have a dumb question….how are you cutting/ folding parchment paper to fit into the tin?

    #18667
    Minicoopergirl93
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    I’ve just been folding in advance and then putting it into the container. The weight of the mascara holds it down, thankfully

    #18669
    BelindaSK
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    OK, that was my thought, but I wanted to double-check.

    #18678
    Penny
    Participant

    The Altoona tin is a fantastic idea. I used a 10g tin, but then aliased my brush only gets the tip of mascara and nothing else. Must go looking at tins!

    #18704
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    Does this mean I HAVE to go shopping for tins now? Y’all know I’m a sucker for containers, right?!? But, if I HAVE to, I will *she says while rubbing her hands together gleefully!*

    #18727
    Marie
    Keymaster

    These are so cute! Just as an FYI; for some reason, I found that if you don’t keep the mascara in something you can properly seal, it will dry out, and as it does that, it starts flaking and falling off quite aggressively, despite re-hydration šŸ™ That took about a month to happen to me, so I switched to something that seals. I was using one of those cute slide-top lip balm containers, which was a great shape, but sadly didn’t seem to work as well as I’d hoped!

    #18749
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    If that’s the case, Marie, the twist too shallow jars I bought will work then. Darn! No shopping!

    #18750
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    Top, not too.

    #18762
    Cynnara
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    What? No Specialty jars? Belinda, we won’t be able to go hunting for jars! I’m now devastated.😱😂

    #18776
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    I know! I have a new plastic bin just waiting to be filled too! I guess I will have to console myself with some new floral waxes.🌹

    #18828
    Cynnara
    Participant

    Hehe! I got you hooked, huh? I’m needing orange wax. Lol. I’m so deprived. 🍅 Then I need to get soap stuff….and oils….and More containers!

    #19440
    mbreiner
    Participant

    Hi Marie

    What container would you recommend for the mascara?

    I have been using the rectangular tins with sliding lid.
    They are good because it is easy to scrape the top of the mascara cake.
    I also have round 5g jar with a tight fitting lid, but I fear it will be more difficult to get to the mascara.

    What du you think?

    #19441
    Cynnara
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    Marie mentioned above the slide tin allows for the mascara to flake later on. She recommends using a container with sealable top. Your 5g jar should do the trick. You could get a wider one, if you’re worried about access.

    #22594
    Marlene
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    So what would happen if you used a mascara tube? I bought some online but I’ve read here that you should be using a pot.

    Also, has anyone experimented with different colors of mascara? I was thinking I could use blue iron oxide instead of black, or even put a little carmine and blue in there for purple. Let me know what y’all think!

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by Marlene.
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