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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

DIY- How to Revive Dried up Cream Eyeshadow/ Maybelline Color Tattoo



How many of us have cream eye shadows that we love, only for them to dry up and become unusable after a few months. This Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze is one of my favourite, everyday, go-to easy eye looks.  But, after a while it just dried up so I couldn't even use it.

I refused to throw it out with so much product left- what a waste that would be! Then, I came across a YouTube video by MrsTheDoll where she showed how to revive a dried up Color Tattoo. Full credit goes to her for this idea!

Never mind microwaving your Color Tattoos (as many have recommended), that just cooks your product and in the end leaves it even drier that what you started with.

Here is a simple method, that makes a lot of sense. I've tried it and I'm here to share it with Y'all because it works!




What you will need:
-Glycerin
-Stir stick (a stiff toothpick or something skinny but strong to stir with)
-Your dried up shadow

Glycerin is an inexpensive product. The 4oz bottle pictured above is under $5 on iHerb.com and you can find glycerin at most drugstores or health food stores. Glycerin is a moisturizer and a powerful hydrator, and if you look at the labels on your moisturizing products (skincare etc.) glycerin is probably in most of them.




Getting started: Just Add one small drop of glycerin (I happen to have vegetable glycerin) to your dried up eye shadow pot. Find something to stir it with, something small like pictured above. A stiff, wooden toothpick may do the job. Stir well. 

It wont look pretty at this point but you can smooth it all out after. I haven't yet, but it's probably better to press it down to prevent air getting in more and drying it out again. I'll be pressing mine tomorrow, I just couldn't wait to share this with you.



I let mine sit, lid on tight as always and stored face down until the next day. Here it is a few days later, revived and like new again. It actually feels even better than when it was new, in my opinion. It's a little more hydrating for my crinkly lids. 

I am so glad I found a solution for my dried up cream shadows. If it dries up again, I'll just add another drop of glycerin. Now I'm thinking this would probably work for other dried up cream products as well.

Let me know if you try this and how it worked for you.

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Amy
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16 comments:

  1. This is a great tip! Thank you for sharing xx

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    1. I works so great! If you do it, let me know how it works out for you

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    1. It's such a great one. If you do it, let me know how it works for you

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  3. Oh my goodness what a fab idea!!! I'll definitely be trying this one! xx

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    1. This works so great! I get so sick of wasting products that I love because they dry up so quickly. Let me know how it works for you. Xo

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    1. You're welcome! I used the shadow again today and it's better than ever! :)

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  5. Oh boo! Wish I'd known about this before I tossed most of mine out, they were unusable. BUT I still have a couple left - thanks heaps hon, this is exciting! xxx

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    1. Oh no! That's too bad. Well, at least you can save your others. Let me know how it works for you! xo

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  6. What a nifty little beauty hack! I love it!

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    1. It's really amazing. My shadow is better than when it was new! Too bad I didn't come up with the idea ;)

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  7. Awesome, thanks! Any of you gals, what do you use to apply color tattoo? I used to use my fingers but I can't when I have long nails. D:

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    1. I like using my finger best. I have short nails though. You could try a flat synthetic brush. I don't think it would work as well as your finger though.

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