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Get The Most From Your Makeup: Your Old Toothbrush

About to throw out that old toothbrush of yours, are you? Whoa Nelly, hold your horses. Your used toothbrush can also double as an eyebrow brush! I know it sounds kind of disgusting, but if you clean it properly, it's not going to transfer any cooties—I promise!

First, disinfect it by soaking in it hot water infused with liquid anti-bacterial soap. Then, instead of spending more cash on a brow brush or a brow gel, just spritz a little bit of your favorite light hold hairspray on the bristles of your toothbrush to help hold the shape. Voila, you've got yourself a brow brush! For more ideas on how to save money and get the most from your makeup, click here.


annahlee annahlee 9 years
totally not a beauty tip, but whenever i use a toothbrush to death, i use it to clean my bathroom. put some bleach on that and get into the corners other things don't reach and clean my sink that way too. very helpful.
JessBear JessBear 9 years
Oh, come on, guys. If there's anything on your toothbrush that a few minutes in boiling water won't get rid of, you have bigger problems and should probably see your doctor ASAP. I've been doing this forever and it works great.
actorgirl21 actorgirl21 10 years
gross... unless you use some massive disinfectant that would probably melt the bristles I wouldn't touch a used toothbrush to my face...
vouninou vouninou 10 years
Actually I even like better to use a toothbrush as it's softer
gun-honey gun-honey 10 years
I love love love this tip and I'm always doing it. Really works!
bellanatella bellanatella 10 years
You can also use old tootbrushes as lip plumpers.
bellanatella bellanatella 10 years
Another thing you can use old toothbrushes for is as a lip plumper.
talrocks talrocks 10 years
This trick has been around for a while now and works great (& cheap!)
Lala77 Lala77 10 years
actually I've been using my old toothbrush for my eyebrows for some time now and it really does the job very well :D
fashionhore fashionhore 10 years
I use the toothbrush for my eyelashes. But I get a new one just in case. It separates the lashes great right after a few coats of mascara.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 10 years
Haha! Yeah I have been doing this for years--I just use the new cheapo toothbrushes that the dentist gives and for some reason I have always liked it better then an eyebrow brush!
Sonnshine Sonnshine 10 years
You can use a new toothbrush too, right? xD
Hootie Hootie 10 years
Yuck, I know it's mine but still... I got the best eyebrow brush for $3 at Target. I swear it's awesome! Better than my MAC one.
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