With a few tips and tricks, you don’t have to be a professional to have fabulous looking makeup. You don’t have to spend hours doing it, either. Once you have the know-how, you’ll see just how much makeup can accentuate your best features and hide those that aren’t as favorable. Here are a few makeup tips and tricks that you’ll wish you had known a long, long time ago.
How To Fix Clumpy Mascara
Let’s face it, this happens to every tube of mascara over time. The problem is it dries out and then starts to form unattractive lumps. To help prevent this, don’t pump your mascara trying to get more on your wand; you’re basically pumping air into the tube causing it to dry out even faster.
Although mascara should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, but sometimes it dries out before that and dry clumpy mascara creates clumpy undesired results.
Here are a few easy fix
Add a drop or two of eye drops into the tube, and then rub the wand around inside. The eye drops softens the mascara liquid, making it apply as if it were a brand new tube!
Clean the wand by using an oil-based makeup remover to remove all traces of mascara. Rinse it well and let it dry thoroughly. Putting a wet brush back into the mascara tube will add even more bacteria to it. If your don’t have makeup remover in hand, try rolling your wand against a clean paper towel before applying (avoid tissues, which have fibers that can make their way onto your eyes). Also, be sure to remove that extra glob of mascara at the end of the wand; it can cause clumping.
Run the mascara wand under hot water until the water runs clear, and then place it back in the tube, rubbing and rolling it around. The water and heat softens the mascara liquid making it apply as if it were a brand new tube!