Strange advice yes?
Here’s the deal.
Sometimes, I open up a brand new tube of mascara, swipe it on my short stick straight lashes and think it crap because its either too wet, too heavy or too clumpy.
Fast forward a month later and I find myself actually liking the mascara I wanted to trash earlier. The secret I’ve found is in letting it dry out a little. I’m not asking you to open it up and air it, oh no!
There are a couple of ways I do it:-
- Use the mascara regularly. Using it regularly means you open up the tube at least once a day allowing air in which naturally dries out the formula a little. This also means you encounter a couple of weeks of wet formula before it turns for the better.
- Wave the mascara wand around in the air before applying to lashes. If you encounter a wet formula mascara and don’t want to wait till the tube dries out, just wave the mascara wand around in the air for a bit before applying to your curled lashes.
From personal experience, I find that the formula of Maybelline mascara tends to be wet and heavy when first opened. If I were to give my thoughts on a wet formula mascara on first use, I’d usually trash it. But these days, I’m older and wiser.
So, I always give my mascara a chance. If it does not work when new, I try the trick of waving it around to “air dry” before applying. Sometimes, a drier formula looks better on my lashes. Its an irony but it works for me.
Do you sometimes find older or drier mascara working better for your lashes? Have you tried waving your mascara wand around? Feel like Harry Potter yes? 😉
p/s Hands up if you recognised the spell above 😉