I came across Clinique's Lash Power mascara yesterday, hidden behind some bottles of contact lens solution. My eyes lit up and I thought 'oh I will use that tomorrow morning'... that was before I unscrewed the wand to find a nice blobby mess of half dried up mascara.
Now it is quite old (maybe 10 months) but if the formulation was okay I would of started reusing it again as I really hadn't given it as much love at it deserved. Plus I really don't believe mascaras do expire after only 3 months - which I actually wrote a post about here.
Like with all mascara when they dry up or go gloopy then it's to the mascara graveyard with it i.e the bin. I really wouldn't suggest warming the tube up in a cup of hot water like I've seen quite alot of on the Internet.
But then I got thinking about the mascara and if it was worth re-purchasing it and actually using it this time. My conclusion was I did like the tubing effect but not for everyday use but I did love the brush - which I curved myself I should add. Just so you aren't thinking the Clinique Lash Power Mascara comes with a curved brush.
Which led me to do this...
I decided what was the point in throwing the whole mascara away when I could maybe re-use the wand which I really did like.
For one it would be much better than a disposable mascara spool as at least it would have a proper end to hold and of course it's better made.
So here are afew things that I thought I could do with it -
- Combing through brows with - either just to neaten them or with abit of Vaseline on to keep them in place.
- To comb through lashes with after applying mascara to remove any clumps and to separate them.
- Using instead of the stool provided with eyelash/eyebrow dying kits...a definite improvement when I home dye my eyebrows in the future.
- Also to even see the effects it can give me with a different mascara - tempted to see if using it with YSL Faux Cils will give a nicer (not as full on) day time look for when I don't want big heavy looking lashes.
It hasn't got a multitude of uses but then again is it only a mascara wand.
But the point is I still get to use the brush I really like with all the different mascara I have and I have found when you dip a clean mascara wand into any tube you don't get half as much clumping as you do with a mascara wand that just sits in the tube day-to-day. So it does feel like you are applying a brand new mascara in an odd sort of way as it just glides on.
Then you can just remove the rest of the mascara with a makeup wipe or in some warm water and use it again with another mascara or on your brows.
I think I will definitely doing this again with ever mascara I'm about to throw away.