Mascara Steps, Tips, & Tricks
Step 1: Application
Wiggle the wand left to right at the base of lashes. It’s the mascara placed near the roots — not the tips — that gives the illusion of fullness.
Step 2: Separate
Pull the wand up and through lashes, wiggling as you go. This helps to separate lashes.
Step 3: No Clumps
In this final step, close the eye and place the mascara wand on top of lashes at the base and pull through to remove any clumps. You also want to do this after your eyeshadow application to over shadow dust on the lashes.
Step 4: Final Step
Once this dries, I recommend using a disposable mascara wand or an old (cleaned) mascara wand to comb through the lashes to further clear up any clumps. Then apply another layer. To avoid a lot of clumps in the first place, wipe off the wand on a wet wipe or scrape off excess product before applying. You can always add more layers as you go.
Tip: I personally like the look of mascara on the lower lashes. Although I would recommend just one layer. So as not to make it unnatural or harsh use brown instead of black on the lower lashes. If you have issues with mascara ‘running’ just on the lower lash, I recommend using a waterproof mascara on the lower lash. L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara Carbon Black is a very popular mascara among makeup artists.
There are many different types of mascara and you want to choose one to suit your needs. Do you want your lashes to appear longer or fuller or both?
Tip: Fat brushes (like Lancome’s Hypnose mascara), create voluptuous lashes, while skinny brushes (such as Lancome’s Definicils) will coat each lash perfectly without clumping. Curved wands will help curl lashes Lengthening mascaras have dense bristles that allow you to get more mascara on your lashes and especially on the tips of your lashes. Thickening mascara’s contain a thicker formula of waxes and silicone polymers that coat lashes and make them appear bulkier. If you like the look of both, alternate one coat of thickening and one coat of lengthening mascara.
Tip: For extra help use a mascara primer it claims to doubles lash volume and boosts the benefits of whatever type of mascara you are using whether it be lengthening, volumizing etc. You apply it first, let it dry and apply mascara using the steps above. Revlon Lash Fantasy Total Definition Mascara & Primer is nice because they both come on one tube.
TIp: For best results and to stay hygienic, buy a new mascara every 3 month. Try not to squeeze or pump the brush into the tube when applying!
Tip: I recommend everyone use an eyelash curler before applying mascara. They is nothing to be afraid of ladies and they can make a big difference!
Trend: What about color? I say Yes! I grew up in the 80’s and I am still a fan of blue mascara! Navy Blue, plum there are many nice colors to compliment your eyes that won’t look too wild. But, on occasion it is fun to use a purple color. Again, try using the plum on just the lower lashes to make blue eyes more blue, and green eyes greener.
Have fun dolls!