5 Makeup Tools You Can Skip


Rotating Mascara Wand

If you're an insomniac or habitual late-night TV watcher, you might have encountered an infomercial for a rotating mascara wand that supposedly separates your lashes as it spins, resulting in absolutely flawless eyes.

But we think this product sounds more like a recipe for disaster than the answer to the prayers of your skimpy lashes. We suspect that instead of perfectly crafted lashes, you'd be way more likely to end up with the worst-ever case of raccoon eye. Skip it and buy the old-fashioned stuff.

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Clean Out Your Makeup, Like Right Now!

Clean Out Your Makeup, Like Right Now!

When was the last time you cleaned out your cosmetics? HowStuffWorks talked to an LA-based makeup artist for advice on how often we need to toss it.