A simple swipe of mascara can make you feel like a million bucks for the fraction of the cost of eyelash treatments and extensions, but the cost of even this option catches up to you. With the average drugstore tube setting you back about $10, it’s only smart spending to get as many uses you can out of each mascara.
But they always seem to get dried out before you feel like you’ve gotten your money’s worth. Next time, instead of chucking the tube and vowing to find a better brand, add 2 to 3 drops of contact solution and swirl the wand around. Your mascara will be revived to its original splendor, and you’ll get all that extra stuck to the sides of the tube.
If you’ve had your tube for six months, we’re sorry to say that it’s time to toss it. Bacteria can work its way in and harm your eyes if you keep it any longer than that. But if your tube is dry before its time, use this trick to get your full six months worth.