The Brilliant Beauty Tip We Wish We’d Thought Of

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Have we told you guys lately how much we love you? Not to get all mushy, but we are constantly in awe of the intelligence, creativity, humor, and flat-out amazingness of each and every one of you. Take reader Jay M., for instance: On our 30 Fall Beauty Must-Haves post, she commented with one of the most brilliant, genius, why-the-hell-didn't-we-think-of-that product tips.
Admiring the portable eye-and-lip-treatment compact in the slideshow, she suggested jerry-rigging your own by taking a contact lens case and filling one side with eye cream and the other with a lip balm. Boom — a DIY version of a luxe product you can take with you anywhere your heart so desires. And, we just figured out what we're going to do with all those tiny skin care samples that we've accrued from fancy-pants department stores...
Not content to stop there, Jay M. went on to sing the praises of the contact lens case: "Really, contact lens cases are just the greatest things for travel makeup, especially if you use a lot of liquids. Or if you want to mix Lip Tars. Or have a little well for foundation. Or, really, just about everything." Sing it, sister. Who knew those ubiquitous plastic cases could be so useful to the beauty nerds of the world?
Thank you, Jay M., for opening our eyes to the myriad uses of the contact lens case. We look forward to hearing more of your great beauty tips and musings. And, to the rest of you out there, lay it on us — we want to hear your genius tricks. It makes scrolling through our comments section so much more interesting when you share all of those amazing, smart, off-the-wall, random, and rad tidbits that are banging around in your brains.
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