DIY FIXER UPPER

TUTORIAL & PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

It’s such a bummer when your favorite mascara dries out. Typically you want to throw it out after 3 months anyway, but surprisingly some of them barely make it a month! It’s one of my biggest urks in life. (OK, if that’s my biggest problem, I’m doing alright!) Luckily there’s a quick fix that gives your mascara a second life. Here’s how:

TOOLS:

  • Your Favorite Mascara — Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara is the bomb and, like all mascaras, is guilty of drying out before I’m quite ready!
  • Re-Wetting Drops — I used Opti-Free Re-Wetting Drops but you can use whatever brand you like. Don’t use traditional Visine or a redness-reducing formula. That’s not the goal here. It’s about adding moisture back with a product that is formulated to do that and be safe to use on your eyes.

STEPS:

  1. Remove the wand. Add about 10 drops of the re-wetting liquid into the opening of the tube.
  2. Return the wand and give it a little shake.
  3. Untwist the wand, pull it about 1/4 of the way out and gently swirl it around against the inside of the tube. Be gentle with this, though! You don’t want to damage the bristles.

That’s it! You’ll be so happy that your mascara isn’t dried out or clumpy anymore and feels brand new again!