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01/25/2016 10:55 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

8 Clever Ways to Use Old Mascara Wands

So you finally bit the bullet and tossed your six-month-old mascara. Congrats! But before you go ahead and throw out the wand, too, take a look at these eight amazing ways to repurpose it. Just it give a quick wash to get off the gook (scrubbing between your fingers with shampoo should do it), then you're good to go.

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Use It to Groom Your Brows
Strong brows are in. Messy ones aren't.

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And Remove Lint From Your Blow-Dryer
First, unplug! Then catch debris in the lint trap with the bristles' snare.

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Get At Grime Around Faucets
Use the spoolies to reach places your sponge won't go.

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Quickly Remove Shower Drain Clogs
Turn that wand into an impromptu drain snake. Then marvel at how many hairballs you pull out.

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Tame Flyaways
Spritz some hairspray on the wand and swipe over baby hairs and unsightly strays.

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Separate Mascara'd Lashes
Oof. Everything got clumpy on you. Follow up with a clean wand to separate lashes and combat the dreaded raccoon look.

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Clean Delicate Jewelry
Soft bristles will help get into precious nooks and crannies without harming baubles.

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Exfoliate Your Lips
Dip the wand in lip balm and gently rub it over your kisser. Voila: you've never been more smoochable.

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