Mascara is one beauty product that differentiates the loyal fans of aestheticism from the fake ones. It’s used by women who love to give attention to details, from whom even those eyelashes don’t go amiss. It’s used by women who believe eye makeup is transformative. It’s used by chic women who understand and appreciate the need of mascara in their lives (especially waterproof mascara!). If you want to belong to this group, then don’t worry. Find out different ways you can make your looks more exciting and dramatic with mascara.
Step BackOnce you’ve coated the front side of your lashes, look down and carefully coat the backside of your lashes with mascara for an instant thickening effect. Flick your wrist as you reach the ends to add more curl and follow up with another coat to the front of your lashes for even more lift and volume.
Pay Attention To Your Lashes
Use a small shadow brush to dust your lashes with baby powder or a translucent powder in between coat of mascara—it will help your mascara cling to your lashes, making them look even thicker in the process.
What is the suggestion we repeatedly hear from makeup artists? Bend your mascara wands. The thought of snapping your favorite brush may sound scary, but gently bend the tip so the brush is horizontal—the new shape will make it easier to maneuver the wand around hard-to-reach-places like the inner and outer corner of your eyes.
Get ToastyIf your favourite mascara is starting to get clumpy, a little bit of heat can thin the formula. Make sure the cap is tightly secured and let the tube sit in a glass of hot water while you apply your liner to smooth it out. But if your wand is over three months old, you’re better off replacing it to keep things clean.
Lay It On The Line
Wiggle your wand close to your lid to create the illusion of eyeliner and make your lashes look even fuller. You can also dip an angled brush into your mascara tube and use it to line your eyes when you're in a pinch or want to add more definition.
De-Clump With A Toothbrush
If your mascara went on a little (or a lot) clumpier than you originally planned, use a toothbrush to comb through lashes and fight spider eyes without completely starting over.
Twirl, Don’t Pump
Pumping your mascara wand may seem like a daily ritual, but the bad habit actually forces air into the product, making it much easier for bacteria to spread. Instead, pull the wand upward and gently twirl it to evenly distribute the product.
Last but not least, avoid smudges on your lids with a handy pick. You can also improvise grabbing a credit card or spoon and gently placing it over your eyelid when you apply your mascara to avoid going back in fixing flubs with remover or cover up. A spoon can also help you curl your lashes: with the spoon facing outward, place the bottom edge along your lashline. Use your index finger to gently press your lashes against the edge while rotating and pulling the spoon upwards (the curling motion!) so the edge eventually hits the tips of your lashes.