How to Make Your Mascara Last 3 Times Longer!

how to make your mascara last 3 times longer

Get the most from your mascara!

I have to wear mascara… All. The. Time.

If I could only have one item of makeup for the rest of my life, it would be mascara. I usually don’t use super expensive mascaras though because I use it so much that I don’t want to go bankrupt. 🙂  I really love this Covergirl mascara and this new Maybelline mascara. However, they can dry up quickly. Especially if I am in a hurry and don’t get the wand screwed back in all the way.

getting the most out of your mascara

I have thrown away plenty of tubes of mascara for that very reason. At $5-$15 a piece, that can get expensive very quickly. A friend of mine once told me to put a few drops of water into my tube. I did that and it was a watery mess that ended up drying right back up very soon after. Then another friend of mine had told me to use some of my contact solution or saline solution. I thought, what do I have to lose, I am going to toss the dried up tube anyways.

using saline solution to save your mascara

I actually had some saline solution lying around the house because sometimes I will be faithful about wearing my contacts! 🙂 It only takes a few drops and bam – it’s like brand new mascara. For this tube, I used four drops. This works on tubes that are almost gone too! You know when you get to the bottom of your tube and you are only getting a small amount of mascara out or, it’s clumpy? This will solve that!

saving your mascara

It will buy you some more time until you need another tube. I am working on the 1 week mark since I added the saline solution and it’s still going great! This tube was basically done and I was about ready to toss it before I did!

Have any other makeup or money saving tips? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

simple tip to make your mascara last 3x longer