Your mascara can enhance or break your make up look, and using it in wrong way can mean you are either using too little and look like you are not wearing any mascara or you are using far too much and risk to resemble a panda. I remember it wasn’t easy to get a hand of applying mascara when I first started to wear it. So here are my 7 top tips for applying mascara which will help you create the perfect lashes from the start!
Try to Choose Best Product
With so many different types of mascara, it is important to pick the one that suits each occasion best. I would recommend lengthening mascara for the day time, and curling/thickening mascara for your nights out! An ever best product can gave you a ever best look. Keep this scenario in mind…
Choose Color Carefully
Always try to choose your color carefully. If you have red or blonde eyelashes, choose light brown for a casual look, and dark brown for night time. If you have dark eyelashes, use dark brown or black in the day, and black for more the night drama.
Curl your Lashes
Now you have sorted out which mascara to use, apply your other entire eye makeup, and then curl your eyelashes faintly. Personally, I find that padded eyelash curlers do this so much better, as metal ones just seem to bend my eyelashes. The best one I’ve tried is the Shu Uemura curler.
Be Careful with Pulling out the Wand
Pull out the wand in one motion, as pumping introduces air to the tube and this can lead to drying out. It can also allow bacteria to enter. Make sure both the wand and the edge of the tube are clean, too, or you won’t get a smooth application.
Apply to upper lashes first
Place the wand on the underside of your upper eyelashes. Slowly move it upwards towards the tip in zigzag motions. Use the wand at an angle to add more curl and definition, and be careful not to blink for a few seconds until it is dry. Apply a second coat for more drama.
Apply to Lower Lashes
Use a lot less mascara, and start at the lower eyelid. Slowly pull down, to color the lower eyelashes.
Remove Stray Mascara
Use a cotton bud to remove any mascara around the eye. You can recurl and reapply if you think that this is necessary.