Of course, you do not want to do this with mascara that is too old for sanitation purposes, and as I mentioned, you want to use an oil that is safe for use on the body. I love finding ways to save money! This tip works for me!
By LoracMc from IA
Tips for saving money on Mascara. Post your ideas.
When I start running low I use my blow dryer on the tube. Make sure you move the blow dryer around when you point it at the tube though.
This makes the mascara thinner and extends the use.
I've also run the closed tube under hot water for similar results
What is a good mascara, that won't clump when I apply, is cheap and, not bad for my eye lashes?
By Becca from Bellflower, CA
I love Maybelline mascaras, and they're really affordable. I was actually just reading the cutest article about dealing with lashes that always clump! http://www.ontheglam.com/2010/05/problem-clumpy-gummy-spider-lashes.html
If you use water-based mascara (as opposed to water-proof), add a couple of drops of water to it when it gets near the end, or if it gets too dry. Close the top and shake the container, then use the brush to kind of stir it around. You should be able to get several more applications from the container now. This also works for water-based liquid eyeliner that has become too dry.
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
Editor's Note: There appears to be a lot of concern about this tip due to bacteria. As with all advice, contact a health professional to be sure. Here is another ThriftyFun post talking about this problem
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