January 19, 2017 at 6:45 am #18659Minicoopergirl93Participant
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.January 19, 2017 at 11:00 am #18666
Good tip! So, now I have a dumb question….how are you cutting/ folding parchment paper to fit into the tin?January 19, 2017 at 12:05 pm #18667Minicoopergirl93Participant
I’ve just been folding in advance and then putting it into the container. The weight of the mascara holds it down, thankfullyJanuary 19, 2017 at 12:35 pm #18669
OK, that was my thought, but I wanted to double-check.January 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm #18678PennyParticipant
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!January 19, 2017 at 7:44 pm #18704
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!*January 20, 2017 at 3:31 am #18727MarieKeymaster
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 🙁 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!January 20, 2017 at 9:03 am #18749
If that’s the case, Marie, the twist too shallow jars I bought will work then. Darn! No shopping!January 20, 2017 at 9:04 am #18750
Top, not too.January 20, 2017 at 11:00 am #18762
What? No Specialty jars? Belinda, we won’t be able to go hunting for jars! I’m now devastated.😱😂January 20, 2017 at 1:03 pm #18776
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.🌹January 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm #18828
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!January 26, 2017 at 10:38 am #19440mbreinerParticipant
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?January 26, 2017 at 10:42 am #19441
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.May 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm #22594MarleneParticipant
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!
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