Saturday, January 22, 2011

How to revive gel eyeliners-cream shadow liners

Money Saver *****

Has your eyeliner gone dry? Have you got it for more than 3 years (like me) and wonder if it is time to get rid of it and buy a new one? Don't despair, you are lucky you came across this blog :) First of all which brand eyeliner do you own? The ingredients that kept your gel/cream liner moist have now evaporated and gone. You need to add substances that have the same ingredients with your eyeliner so that you re-introduce the moisture in them which is what is missing. How do you search for the lubricants from the ingredient list of your liner? Well thank to some websites which provide you with tons of information like http://truthinaging.com/ingredients/ or http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/. Once you find the volatile ingredient (or mentioned as lubricant) you Google it and figure out in which creams/products it is contained. Often look for a combo of the ingredients that are listed in your liner cause they work together best chemically. So say at least 3 of the ingredients listed first in your liner's list of ingredients should exist in the cream product too. By the way, the ingredients are listed always in the order of quantitative abundance. Meaning the first ingredients on the list typed on the product's package are lets say 80% of the whole mixture and the last ones less than 1%. I did study Chemistry and trust me this works. Now you can try this it yourself!

Some help to get you started:

-Is it a Bobbie Brown long wear gel? Another blogger gave me the idea and saved me some money. Just add a tiny drop of Nivea for Men After Shave Extra Soothing Balm. Seriously only that much! Then working it in your eyeliner with a little spatula. It works!
 - Is it a Benefit cream shadowliner? Just add a tiny bit of Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer. Exactly the same ingredients! Again blend it in patiently for some time with a spatula.
- Is it a MAC Fluidline, Stila Smudge Pot, Coastal Scents? Try mixing Glycerin-Water based mixing medium with Clear face primer. From Enkore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ErFV_zRuRM). He also shows you how to execute.

As you see these different brands have all different ingredients so don't mix them up. If you brand is not listed here follow the instructions at the beginning. Good luck and have fun with it!

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