Mascaras are tricky things they turn on you when you need them most
One of THE most irritating make up problems is when your mascara dries out literally over night. You were getting on fine, things were great then BAM it turns on you. You pull out your emergency mascara (Clinique bonus time box here I come) and it has done the same thing. Did they club together in the night and decide to revolt? This is the point that you kick yourself for throwing out ten empties last week; there might have been one applications worth left between them.
What did I do in such a predicament? I put the kettle on, not just to de-stress with an earl grey but also to bring my mascara back to life. Now I have heard that popping a dried up tube into a hot cup of water usually does the trick, I filled up a mug (flowery cup optional) and left it in there for five minutes to work its magic.
Did it work? sort of, it definitely made a difference as the mascara started to become creamy again but still a bit dry. Next port of call was the baby oil, I have heard mixed things about adding oil such as it can be harsh on the eyes or change the composition of the formula, but this was my last attempt so I thought I would give it a go.
I added three small drops to the tube and wiggled the brush inside (trying not to pump to much to add in unnecessary air) add one drop at a time to make sure you do not over do it. This seemed to work well for my Lancome mascara as it was much easier to get the last bits out, however it might be different depending on the brand you are using.
Another option is to add eye drops as this would be better for sensitive eyes, I did not have any in the house so could not try this one!
Generally mascaras should be thrown away after three months so I would not try and revive any really old mascaras you have found in a forgotten stash. But if like me, you have a mascara which you have used for a couple of months and need to get the last bits out before you can get to the shops then its worth doing