How to revive dried-out mascara with olive oil

You're probably thinking, "Why on earth would I put olive oil in my mascara?" Imagine this. You get up bright and early, take a shower and get ready for your day. When you apply mascara, you notice that you accidentally forgot to tighten the cap the day before.
When you open it up, you find that your virtually new tube is almost completely dried out. What are you supposed to do now? If you don't have a backup, you can use a little olive oil to revive the dried product. It's not a long-term fix, but it will probably buy you a few days' use until you can buy a fresh one.
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This quick fix couldn't be simpler.
Materials
- Mascara
- Fresh bottle of olive oil
- Eye dropper
Instructions
1. Insert the eye dropper into the olive oil bottle and draw up some oil. It doesn't need to be full, but do your best to avoid touching the dropper to the oil spout. You want to keep everything as sanitary as possible.
2. Squeeze a few drops of olive oil into the mascara tube. To avoid making the product too oily, start with just one or two drops. You can always add more, but you can't take out the extra.
3. Insert the mascara wand into the tube and stir the product. Test it on your hand for consistency. If it's still too dry, add a few more drops and keep checking until the mascara is usable.
It's important to remember that any oil product can and will break down the mascara. After all, most makeup removers contain oil. Get a fresh product as soon as possible.
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