Can We Thin Down Mascara?: Ask IMBB

by jomol on December 12, 2012 · 12 comments

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Deepthi asks:

Can we really thin down mascara? I recently bought a new Revlon lash fantasy mascara, but I find it very clumpy and real thick., whilst the tester I tried in the store was much easier.  Both lash primer & mascara are clumpy.

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neha December 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

No i dont suggest tampering with mascara it could lead to all kinds of infections 🙁
get a new one :))


Shruti December 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Volumising mascaras are always thick and I guess you have to put up with clumpiness for the same reason! Try Clinique High Impact mascara if you want a light texture. I have it and it doesnt make the lashes hard and works quite well.
Alternatively you can use your liquid eyeliner on your mascara great…the trick is to apply before it dries out.


neha December 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

wow !


Shruti December 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm

what? why?


Dipthi December 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Thanks for the great tip Shruti.. I shall also try the Clinique one..


nupur December 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Deepthi, try warming up the closed mascara tube before using it , as in dip it in warm water for a few seconds(but dont immerse it in water compeltely) i think this will work


Dipthi December 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Sure Nupur.. dying to try it.. Thanks a bunch. 🙂


Wafa Khan December 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

i read somewhere tht u can mix duraline to thin down ur clumpy mascara


Bee December 13, 2012 at 12:21 am

try cleaning the applicator. Had happened to me once 🙂


Aruna December 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Me too. A clean wand can do what the best mascara liquids can’t.


Priyanka Raman December 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

My first guess would be to mix duraline by inglot to thin it down. But, mascara’s get clumpy by exposure/age – so if your mascara is from an old stock, show it to the SA & complain abt the same.


Dipthi December 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Thanks for all your tips Wafa, Bee, Aruna & Priyanka 🙂 😀


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