Thursday, May 5, 2011

RESCUE TIME: Revive your dried out gel liner.

Hello friends.. :-)

Each one of us would've rescued someone/something from various troubles at various times.So i thought 'why not start a section to rescue makeup/beauty products' and here it is: "RESCUE TIME" :D Under this section i will be going to show you how to rescue a product which met with an accident or nearing the end of it's life :P :D

Today let us rescue a dried out coastal scents gel liner(for review click HERE ) and bring it back to life.I know there are a zillion ways to do this i.e., using inglot duraline and similar liquids/sealants,putting eye drops and contact lens solutions,microwaving and etc.,etc., But i didn't have any of those so i found out another way which i was easily able to do..All you need is a "hair dryer"! yes! a hair dryer is all you need.. :-)

This is how the gel liner looked liked when it dried out:



Take the hair dryer and your dried out gel liner..put the gel liner jar on a heat tolerant surface(cardboard,wood,cloth and etc.,).Switch on the dryer and make sure that it is in lowest heat/speed option possible..Heat the jar from all the sides(except for the upper part..because lid is made of plastic) for about 5 mins and then open it to check if the sheen is back or not(also try applying on hand with your brush to check the consistency).If you are not the happy with the outcome then repeat the heating process untill you are satitsfied that the desired texture is back.Make sure that you do not exceed 10 mins or else it will get over heated and it's texture may get ruined forever.


This is how the gel liner looked after the whole process:


Observe the sheen on the surface.(sorry about the mess..i was checking the consistency by dipping a brush in to it :P).It is back to life and it applies just as it did when it was new! smooth and buttery!yaaaay! :D

Don't worry if it dries out once again..just repeat the heating process and it will be back to life.. :-)

This is a simple 'no goop no mess' method of reviving a gel liner.Hope this helped.If you know any other way to revive the gel liner then please share below :-))

Love,
Siri.

30 comments:

  1. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy is the best method ever...I always thought I had to add something like the INglot Duraline to make gel liners all right..not that I have so many dried out liners...just have Siahi..and thankfully that's not dried yet :D

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  2. @Rads: :D yes radsoo..it is very simple no mess method.. you know what! my siahi is drying out slowly.. :-( will try this method and see how it reacts :-)

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  3. What an IDEA madamji... :D :***

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  4. @Rajesh Singh: Thankooo sirji.. :D but it is not originally mine..i read it somewhere and shared it here.. :P hehehe...

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  5. Siri, I don't own gel eyeliner yet but will try this tip when I have one :)

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  6. hey......aaj hi i revived my mabelline waala....In a microwave..12 seconds.....super creamy......will be doinga post on this too soon....
    try this too

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  7. @Zestful Uzma: do try it uzma.. it works :-))

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  8. Oh!! It's drying out is it?? I don't use it so often - probably why mine looks quite normal, and I always keep it upside down hoping it stays the same longer...

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  9. Oh great!! :-)but currently my microwave is not working shivani..so i chose this method :-))

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  10. @Rads: Yes rads.. :-( and what is this upside down thing? plz tell me na.. :D

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  11. Sireesha, storing fluidlines upside down - errr...when you stand it in some place..you must be keeping it with the lid on top and bottom down naaa....just turn it the other way ....always store it standing on the lid and the glass bottom facing upwards. Apparently this way it stays longer without drying.

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  12. oh rads thats so smart......who told you though???

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  13. @Rads: COOL!! <3 will follow this from now onwards! ThanQ rads :-))

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  14. Siri...I would never have thought of it..great tip!!

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  15. ...hey Siri...is that U.S. time your comments are showing? :D:D

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  16. @Rajeshwari: ThanQQQ :-)) err..i dunno..i myself get confused all the time :D

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  17. siriiiiiiiiiiiiii.......this isss just sooo awesommmmm.. u knw naa, i hav dat dried out gel liner frm cs too...
    love u for posting dis... muaahhhh.....!!!!!!!!!

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  18. :-)))) muaahhh... ThanQQQ noopurrrr..... Your gel liner too dried out kya??

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  19. arey siri shall i try it on lakme metallic eye liners?

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  20. @Neha: neha You absolutely can. :-) You can do this method to soften any kind of pencils/gel liners and may be cream shadows too.. :-))

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  21. Great idea thanx

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    ~Ashley~

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  22. Wow You are brilliant dude!:D

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  23. Hehehe... ThanQQQ ikky.... :D

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  24. I just dip the whole thing in a cup of hot water.

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  28. I tried the Hair dryer didn't work, Im guessing because has been dried for a long time, but I found that if you add just a small and I mean very small amount of olive oil heat it up in the Microwave for 10 seconds came out silky smooth if not better then before when you bought it brand new.

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