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Wait—don’t throw out your favorite mascara just yet! As long as it hasn’t hit the three-month mark (that’s when it expires), you can still prolong its use even if it’s dried out. Here are two ways you can do it:

MascaraBC

Technique 1:
Put a few drops of eye drops into the tube and just swirl your mascara brush around. Close the tube, shake it, and swirl the brush again to make sure it mixes well. Tip: Make sure you don’t pump the wand—it’ll just push more air in which can dry your mascara out even more.

Technique 2:
Grab a mug and put some hot water inside. Lock the cap of your mascara tight and dunk the lower half of the tube (where all the product is) inside the mug for about 5 minutes. This should help melt and loosen up the mascara, so you can use it easily again. If it’s still clumpy or dry after that, just leave it in the mug a little longer until you get the consistency you want.

For more beauty tips and tricks, visit Nicole’s blog, Beauty and Sparkle, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Photos from Benefit Cosmetics

Nicole Romero

Beauty expert Nicole Romero joins our pool of editors for the BDJBox Beauty Ministry! Nicole has studied how to do makeup professionally and spent years working as a beauty editor for several top magazines in the country including Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, OK!, and Candy. Check out her new beauty blog at beautyandsparkle.com.

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  1. Wow, i will definitely try technique #2.
    Great help!

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