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How to Make Your Mascara Last Longer?

Sick of replacing your mascara so often because it dries up and becomes difficult to use? Follow these steps to keep your mascara easy to use and your lashes beautiful.


  • Choose a mascara that has a thin brush, which means that the opening to the tube will be small and less air will get in. When air enters the tube, it dries out the mascara. (Image 1)
  • Avoid pumping the mascara wand too vigorously during use. This allows air to get into the tube. (Image 2)
  • Add one drop of water to the tube of dry mascara if necessary. It's not a great idea, but in an emergency, you will be able to get more out of the tube by using this trick. (Image 3)


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  • Make sure you only use the water trick on water-soluble mascaras, not waterproof mascaras.
  • If you've had your mascara longer than 3 months, it is probably a good idea to replace it and start using these tricks with a new tube.

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thanx for the info
elaine from Millersville, MD, January 21, 2010
this is exactly the answer I was looking for. I bought a tube recently and it's pretty dry. I didn't know whether to put water in it or some kind of oil or what. it's not waterproof so I will put some water in it and hope for the best.
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