I don’t believe in buying really expensive mascaras, out of all the contents of your makeup bag, mascara has the shortest life cycle. You are basically transferring bacteria back and forth from your eye into the mascara tube; a mascaras shelf life once opened is about three months.

If your mascara starts to dry out before its 90 days is up, throw it away. Don’t add water or saliva to your mascara to wet it. Doing so will only increase your chances of getting an eye infection.

Talika Lash Extender

So bearing the above in mind most people don’t have the money to spend £25 every three months on a mascara. I buy cheaper mascaras from Maybelline or Revlon then I add my secret ingredient…….Talika Lash Extender

Talika Lash Extender is a clear tube packed with individual lash fibres, which you can tap into your own mascara tube. Tap as many as you can then push the fibres down with the mascara wand and repeat. Use the wand to stir the fibres so it is mixed into the mascara tube and voila. The fibres add length and help thicken your lashes using your own mascara. The bottle will last you absolutely ages and will never go off unlike mascara. If you click on Talika Lash Extender, it will take you to a site selling the lash extender at the cheapest price I have found.