Saturday, February 11, 2012

Creative Idea: Mini Japanese Sauce Container

Since I don't like to use powder to touch up my face, I usually like to carry either my concealer or a bit of foundation for a quick and easy touch up, if needed. Honestly, I usually don't bother doing any touch up during the day but like a Boy Scout, I like to be prepared.

My current favorite foundation is Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation but carrying around the full bottle is a bit unwieldy and not practical. I thought about what I wanted to use and was going to use one of those flat crystal clear plastic sample jars and put it into a little ziploc bag in case it leaked. I then came upon a great idea when I was looking through my bento lunch supplies--mini Japanese sauce containers. The pack that I have originally came with 8 containers. Each container can hold 6 ML of product.

To carry it in my purse makeup bag, I only filled it up partially and put it into a mini ziploc bag. It didn't leak so I'm glad to know that I don't absolutely need to have it in a mini ziploc bag.

Since I will be traveling a couple of times this year, I decided to see how long this little container will last me. I filled it up about 3/4 full with the Chanel foundation.

I have been able to use it for 3 weeks now and can still get out some more product! That is with every day use! The one nice thing about this container is that the plastic is pliable so you can easily squeeze it as you use up the product and your container is less full. Admittedly, I don't use very much foundation with each day's application so this container size is perfect.

For a size comparison, here is the Chanel Foundation, which is 1 fl oz/30 ML in size.

It's going to be so nice to be traveling with a much smaller, lighter and unbreakable container.



Brianna said...

This is a great idea!! I'll have to remember this for when I'm traveling :)

Jian said...

Very smart idea!

Yes I find too that when I decant my foundation into tiny bottles the foundation lasts me longer - especially the EL doublewear! It's so unwieldy with it's massive gaping hole, I always end up pouring a load out onto my hand that I don't need! :( It's a real nuisance. Thankfully I still have some of the EL doublewear sample bottles they gave me which hold about 5ml! XD I just wash and re-use!

BV said...

Hey... what a nifty idea! I'll defn be doing this when traveling!!