Thursday, May 29, 2014

How To: Revive Dried Up Gel Liner

We all love gel liners, they're creamy consistency makes them easy to work with when creating a cateye and a little goes a long way with them, but let's face it they dry out quickly. Most of us are tempted to just chuck our favorites once they become unmanageable but there's a solution to reviving the product. Don't throw it out just yet!

Left: Dried up Inglot #77 Liner Right: Revived Inglot #77 Liner

I've tried different gel liners both drugstore and high end and no matter the price point they still dry out. Even my most creamiest holy-grail liner, #77 by Inglot has begun to dry out. This beauty tip will save you time and money with the use of one product that you probably already have at home. That product is eye drops! I use Visine Advanced eye drops. Note: do not use contact solution as it does not work the same.

This beauty trick works not just for gel liners but eye cream bases as well. Here I revived one of my Maybelline Color Tattoos that dried out as I barely used it.

1. Take your dried up/cracked gel liner and using the end of a makeup brush or a disposable spatula, break up all the product. Note: make sure that whatever you are using to mix the product with has been sanitized.

2. Add 3 drops of Visine to the pot and mix well until it has become completely creamy. If your product needs more visine, slowly add a drop at a time. (Here, I needed to add more visine. For the gel liners 3 was sufficient.)

3. If you would like the pot to look more presentable, take a dime covered in saran wrap and flatten the product down. Wipe down any mess made around the rim of the pot.

4. Let stand for 4-5 minutes and then place the cap on VoilĂ ! You now have brought back life to your favorite gel liner!


1 comment:

  1. Great tip! I love the color too :)


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