Over the weekend I decided to revive my dried out Inglot Gel Eyeliners. I haven’t had this issue with my MAC gel eyeliners nor with my Ruby Kisses ones, so I wonder why these dry out so quickly??? I’ve only used them a few times, too. I love the pigment of them, and when they were “fresh” they applied smoothly. Most people probably would have chucked theirs, but, I loved them too much to part. And thanks to a video by Enkore Makeup (Koren Zander), I was able to revive my gel eyeliners.
What I used:
MAC Water-based Mixing Medium (PRO Only)
INGLOT Face Primer (any silicone primer will do)
1/4 size teaspoon
How I did it
In Enkore’s video he used a blow dryer to heat the dried gel eyeliner. You can also use a microwave, which I ended up doing since it is less noise.
First, I combined the mixing medium and the primer into the 1/4 teaspoon and stirred it up together with a toothpick. After those two were mixed together, I poured the mixture into the dried out gel eyeliner.
After pouring the mixture into the dried out gel eyeliner I stirred it up with the spatula making sure everything was mixed well. I then placed it into the microwave for 20 seconds (it didn’t bubble it just melted). I took it out of the microwave again, and mixed it up then repeated the microwave process for 20 seconds then mixing and repeating those steps until I achieved my desired consistency.
After that, I smoothed it out, and cleaned up the edges with a q-tip, and let it cool.
I wound up reviving all three of my INGLOT gel eyeliners. I’m happy I was able to make them like new, especially my black one.
When your gel eyeliners dry out, do you throw them away or revive them?