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Dried Out Mascara

post #1 of 27
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So I heard that running hot/warm water over a thing of dried out mascara will make it usable again.... True/False?
post #2 of 27

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I've never heard of that b4. I just throw mine out when it's dry
post #3 of 27
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Yeah me too... but I LOVE this mascara and I can't afford a new tube of it right now. It still works, but not as well as it used to :( Grrrr lol

Oookay, I found where I heard this...

# 4 When your mascara is dry and not applying well, run it under hot water for about 5 minutes and it will be just like new.

Carmindy
post #4 of 27

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Well, give it a try, what have you got to lose? And let us know how it worked!
post #5 of 27
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Will do!
post #6 of 27

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ok .. until u try it im still goin to guess.. i think it won't work but i hope it dose.
post #7 of 27

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Try it. Let us know.
post #8 of 27

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Did it work?
post #9 of 27

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I think it works, I have done it in the past.
post #10 of 27

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Well, running hot water over it or soaking the closed mascara in a thing of hot water will kind of "melt" the mascara inside, so maybe the amount that is dried up around the edge of the inside of the bottle will kind of soften up and become usable once again. *shrugs*
post #11 of 27

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Seems like it would work, never tried though!
post #12 of 27
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Hmm so I tried it out and I noticed a difference from the last time I used it, nothing great, but definitely a difference.
post #13 of 27

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i just toss mine out
post #14 of 27

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you should probably toss it out. they say that you shouldn't keep mascara that long anyways...like no more than 2 months because it accumulates alot of bacteria.
post #15 of 27

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If its dried out, it is probably old and you really shouldn't use it. You could get an eye infection or something.
post #16 of 27

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I always throw mine out by the time it gets like that as i am scared of getting an infection or something but i always have a back up just incase i cant afford a new one or something, i would die without mascara....hhmmm maybe not but i wouldnt be able to leave my house! LMAO
post #17 of 27

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Pich it.
post #18 of 27

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i think thats totally false lol
post #19 of 27

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i second tht!
post #20 of 27

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I've tried it and it works. I think you can only get a bit more mileage though as you need to keep in mind infections. So go for it but just until payday!
post #21 of 27

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Mine went a little dry/clumpy but I just dipped the brush in water and shaked the bottle and its fine now, I have heard that hot water works, as it does for nail polish too.
post #22 of 27

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Hehehe. There's half-decent mascaras you can buy for the price of a sandwich! I don't think it's economically worth it.
post #23 of 27

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I recommend tossing it, and buying something cheaper to hold you over. I agree w/ Marisol about the fact it sounds old and like it needs to be tossed before you get an eye infection.
post #24 of 27

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Hi,

Please be careful. A way to keep the mascara from drying out so quickly is: use disposable mascara wands and when inserting the wand back into the tube to pick up more mascara, do not pump the wand, but twist it around in the tube instead.
post #25 of 27

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It dose work, i used to do this when i didn't get mascaras very often.
But i wouldn't recommend doing it, as it has the most growth of bacteria in any make-up and needs to be tossed every 3 months.
post #26 of 27

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thanks for the info!
post #27 of 27

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don't do this....adding water to any makeup, especially mascara will lead to bacterial growth. Considering you're putting the mascara in ur eye area, its not worth the few extra uses...just toss it
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