One of the simplest and the most effective hack is keeping your mascara in hot water. This melts the thick formula and gives you back your mascara as new. Simply fill your coffee mug with hot water and dip the tube in it for a few minutes. Make sure the lid is tightly closed, so the water doesn't get in.
Can I fix clumpy mascara?
If your mascara is clumpy because it's old, definitely throw it out. But if your mascara is relatively new but dried out, you can try reviving it. Anecdotal evidence suggests adding a drop of oil (e.g. olive oil) or even a couple of eye drops to help rehydrate your mascara's formula.
How do you fix empty mascara?
- Remove the wand from your mascara and take your bottle of contact lens solution (saline) – can be purchased at most drug stores.
- Squeeze in 1 to 2 drops (only) into the mascara tube.
- Replace the wand and give it a little wiggle to mix the solution in.
- Try the consistency on the back of your hand.
How do you fix mascara under your eyes?
Powder the areas under your eyes after you apply your face makeup. Garland suggests pressing on a loose, translucent powder with a small, domed brush, letting it sit for a minute or so, then whisking away the excess.
Is it OK to reapply mascara?
Once your mascara dries it's a done deal. Adding a second layer hours later will cause the previous coat to flake and create unwanted clumps. Your best bet is to use a cotton swab dipped in a liquid makeup remover to gently remove the existing eye mascara. Let your lashes dry and then apply a fresh new coat.
How do you revive dried up mascara?
Although baby oil or nourishing oil is the usual go-to, Vaseline can be substituted for them in case you find yourself in a fix. Just add some Vaseline to your mascara bottle and shake it well for a few minutes. And you are done! Your mascara is as good as new!