Do you feel like your favorite mascara has run out or dried up before you are ready to buy a new one? With this simple tip, you can extend the life of your mascara and dilute it without using chemicals.
- Make sure your mascara is still usable. If you have been using mascara for 3 months or more, or you really scrubbed everything from the bottom of the tube, you can safely go for a new tube.
- Check the brush for damage. Damage to the mascara brush can cause problems, whether you can bring mascara back to life or not. Make sure the brush is not broken and / or has not been used by someone else, exchange of mascara may result in a visit to the optometrist (due to the risk of infection)!
- Buy a new bottle of eye drops. You may be tempted to use an already open bottle, but previously used bottles may be infected with an eye infection or may harbor new bacteria from the environment (we do not recommend using eye drops that have been opened for more than a year).
- Open the mascara and wipe the neck of the residue. Lumps and dried ink tend to accumulate around the neck, which can further dry out the formulation. Remove any residue with a piece of cloth to which you can apply a little petroleum jelly.
- Add a few eye drops directly to the mascara. The number of drops depends on how dry the mascara is. It is best to add 2 or 3 drops, screw the cap back on and shake the bottle, then try using mascara. If you are satisfied with the result, stop there. If not, add 1 or 2 more drops, shake and try makeup again. Repeat this until you are satisfied with the result.
A couple of tips
- Write the date on your cosmetics to make sure it hasn't passed the expiration date and to reduce the chances of skin and eye infections.
- Add the date the eye drops were added to the bottom of the bottle so you know when you thinned the mascara.