We love makeup and we’re 100% sure you that you do too. But, we have got to admit that our regular or full face makeup routine can get a little tiring sometimes especially when you’re running late or simply having one of those “lazy makeup days.” If you ever find yourself in a makeup rut but still want to look presentable and put together, a good mascara is the way to go.
Mascara, in our humble opinion, is one of the best makeup products to light up or open up your face. Mascara has the ability to make your lashes voluminous and longer leaving people drawn to your eyes. If you’re the kind of girl who is not that into applying eyeshadows or eyeliners, mascara can bring depth to your eyes making them look brighter and more awake.
Sounds like sorcery, doesn’t it? Mascara can make a huge difference in your makeup game – that is, if you know how to apply it properly. If you don’t do it right, mascara can produce a spider-like appearance on your lashes if you put too much. Clumped mascara eventually flakes off resulting to the dreaded “raccoon eyes.” Applying mascara properly is not rocket science – all it takes are the following tips and practice, practice, practice!
Step 1: Choose The Right Mascara Formula For Your Needs
Not all mascaras are created equal. There are so many mascaras in the market right now so it’s important to take your time and do some research on what formula will suit you best. During the S/S 2018 Fashion Week in Paris last October 2017, the models of fashion houses like Dior, Chanel and Pucci rocked the runway with Twiggy-inspired lashes. This means thick, long and curled lashes will be all the rage come spring season so you may want to reconsider trying a volumizing mascara like the Divaderme's Mascara Diva FX II. This luxe mascara glides on smoothly without clumping, drawing out every last lash to glamorous lengths. It's infused with the newest peptide technology to furnish the longest, healthiest, most beautiful looking lashes instantly to deliver a smoother, more youthful appearance. The best part is that it has Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 that encourages the strength and length of your natural lashes. With continuous use of the product, you’ll get longer and thicker lashes by 25%!
Step 2: Preparation Is Key
Before applying mascara or any eye makeup, always start with clean eyes, skin and lashes. Oil and impurities can affect the performance of your mascara so remove it with a cleanser that is oil-free yet hydrating like the Talia Skincare Mineral Foaming Cleanser.
Step 3: Curl Your Lashes
Now we’re getting closer to the good part but before that, curl your lashes at the base of your upper lashes. Hold it for a few seconds before you release it.
Step 4: Coat Them Baby!
When taking out the wand from the tube of mascara, swirl it around to get product properly. Don’t pump it up and down repeatedly because air can enter into the tube which will make it dry faster. Apply the mascara starting at the roots with at the roots using a zig-zagging motion while moving the wand up your lashes. Do the same with your lower lashes.
Top Mascara Tips:
Tip 1: Hold the brush horizontally and wiggle it back and forth to achieve more volume. On the other hand, turn the wand vertically and use the tip of the mascara wand to coat each lash for a more au naturel look.
Tip 2: Air dries up mascara and if this happens, soak your mascara tube in a bowl or cup of hot water and leave it for a few minutes. The heat will make the formula thinner.
Tip 3: With the curved side of a spoon facing out, position it below your eye then apply your mascara. The back of the spoon will prevent the mascara from smearing your skin. Do the same on your upper lashes.
Tip 4: If your mascara ends up clumping on your lashes, use a new toothbrush and comb it through your lashes. It should grab the excess product.