Sick of collecting the bean pod-shaped sponges that come with most eye shadow palettes? Yeah, we're not a huge fan of them either. With so many affordable brush options, why limit yourself to such a small applicator? But the makeup aids aren't entirely useless in our beauty routines, and we've figured out three resourceful ways to utilize the pre-packaged tools. Before you toss anymore extras, stow away a couple of these plastic, foam-tipped pads for unexpected beauty dilemmas.