Tuesday Tip: How to Extend the Life of Your Mascara

(Source: ThinkStock, Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)If there's one thing we don't leave the house without each morning, it's mascara, but our daily beauty fix can get pretty pricey—especially when we're using the good stuff (and life's too short for anything else, right?). Call us cheap, but we're willing to be a bit lenient on mascara's supposed four-month shelf life if it means stretching our dollar a bit further, and motivational speaker, author, trainer and coach Alycia Darby has a way to do just that. She also happens to be Miss California International, so you can trust she knows a thing or two about makeup from her pageant-circuit days. Listen in.

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When you notice your mascara bottle getting low, fill it with saline solution—the kind you use to clean your contact lenses—and let sit for ten minutes. The saline mixes with the dried-out mascara and then extends the life of the product several more weeks or months! I've been using this trick on even some of my favorite mascaras such as Diorshow and MAC, and get more than my money's worth."
I'm the Deputy editor at StyleBistro, as well as a stationery buff, skincare enthusiast and dog lover. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @cvelocci Follow me: Google
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