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Can You Use an Old Mascara Wand as a Spoolie?

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Have you ever run out of your lash-separating tool (the spoolie) and thought to yourself, “I have a mascara wand that I haven’t used in months — can I use it as a spoolie?”

Can You Use an Old Mascara Wand as a Spoolie?

Yes. You can use your old mascara wand as a spoolie if you have one. Just make sure you clean it well before using it on your brows.

In fact, many beauty bloggers use their old mascara wands for their spoolies.

It’s a great way to save money and recycle.

How to Use an Old Mascara Wand as a Spoolie

You can use an old mascara wand as a spoolie.

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The metal or plastic applicator brush that comes with most mascaras is great for separating lashes and coating them with product, but it can be difficult to comb through hair when you’re applying color.

This DIY spoolie is a great alternative.

Step 1

Separate the wand from the tube.

Step 2

Clean the wand with soap and water.

Step 3

Use your fingers to comb through your lashes, separating them out.

Step 4

If you want to use an old mascara wand as a spoolie, cut the wand down to size with scissors or an Xacto knife (if you don’t have either of these things, you could also just trim it with nail clippers).

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Step 5

Use your new spoolie brush to smooth out any clumps in your mascara application by brushing back and forth along the lash line from root to tip once or twice.

Step 6

Apply mascara as normal, following all instructions on the packaging for best results (this will vary depending on which type of mascara you are using).

Step 7

Use your new fave spoolie brush to smooth out any clumps in your mascara application by brushing back and forth along the lash line from root to tip once or twice after applying each coat of mascara for best results!

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Final Thoughts

A spoolie is a must-have for most makeup bags, and you can easily pick up one on Amazon for under ten bucks.

However, if you’re too frugal to spend the money or have one lying around that you don’t have any use for anymore (your girl is growing up so fast), here’s a pretty clever way to repurpose that old mascara wand.