How To Fix Dry Mascara Simply & Effectively

By Patricia Rios

Can You Fix Dry Mascara? Yes. However, our eyes are sensitive and susceptible to bacteria, which happens when the mascara exceeds its shelf life. So, here are some safe ways you can find to revive your dried mascara!

How To Fix Dry Mascara?

1. Hot Water Bath

Don’t add hot water inside the mascara tube! Instead, pour hot water into a mug and leave your mascara (which should be closed) in the hot water.

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  1. Boil the water and pour it into a cup.
  2. Put your dry mascara in the cup
  3. Leave for 30 minutes

2. Using Eye drops

Add three drops, then mix and test until your mascara is no longer dried. The number of eyedrops will depend on how dry your mascara is and, of course, the temperature of your surroundings.

Warning: Some people with sensitive eyes may get irritated. So if you do it, make sure to use a new product. Take a look at the expiration date.

3. Using Contact Lenses Solution

The method is similar to the one we shared a minute ago. The number of droplets depends on your mascara condition. Start with three drops to be on the safe side, and then add more if needed.

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Which Method Is The Winner?

The winning method is adding eye drops to your mascara because it is quick and safer. Eye drop solutions are specially designed for our eyes; everybody has used them at least once.

Another good practice is to use the hot water bath method right after adding the eye drops, which will help if your mascara is super dry. 

How Often Should I Replace My Mascara?

According to, eyelash mascaras should be replaced every three months, but many dermatologists say it is okay to wait for six months. This is because it can transfer bacteria from the mascara to your eyes and vice versa. 

How To Prevent Your Mascara From Drying?

  • Keep your mascara closed at all times
  • Don’t Pump Your Wand in and out
  • Do not exposure your mask to the sun or too much air
  • Don’t add water

Patricia Rios

I have been writing makeup and beauty content for more than ten years. My passion is to uplift you, my reader, to feel better about yourself.

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