Three Mascara Tips for Beautiful Long Lashes

Applying make up for the first few times can be a chore, more so if you don’t have the steadiest of hands.  But after the initial phase wears off, you often get in a place where you are applying mascara somewhat reasonably but it never looks quite the way you would want it to. So here are a few tips to help you achieve the look you are going for:

How to Correctly Apply Mascara

A first step in any make up regimen is picking out quality products that suit your needs. This needn't be said, but quality is key. There should be no saving up money or choosing lower grade products in the make-up department, because this will be obvious in the long run. The best and most reliable way to apply mascara is the three step method, where at first, you take care of the base of your eyelashes by applying mascara horizontally with your wand. As peculiar as it may sound, mascara at the roots will provide the illusion of long lashes. Afterwards, you simply apply mascara on the rest of the lash using a wiggly movement, so you separate the lashes and give them a natural look. If after these two steps there are clumps left on the length of your lashes, you can simply remove them by placing the mascara brush on top of the lashes and simply pulling through.

How to Avoid Clumps

Clumps are a complication all of us try to avoid because it leaves us with serious and pesky work to be done before leaving the house. One option is using a lash comb (although they can seem a bit too complicated for beginners) which allows you to remove any and all unwanted mascara residue and leave lashes completely separated. The alternative is being extremely thorough before beginning your make-up regimen. This means removing any debris off your brush with a tissue or brushing your mascara wand through your wet lashes. Recycling is also welcome (especially if you have no time or interest in cleaning old mascara brushes).

Long Live Eyelash Curlers

Eyelash curlers are also a great option when trying to achieve the perfect lashes. It may seem quite complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it, it is quite enjoyable and easy to use. A great tip is warming your curler before beginning with your lashes (by simply blowing hot air with help of a blow dryer in its direction). This will offer a better, longer lasting curl. The precise moment when you choose to curl lashes (before or after mascara application) is absolutely irrelevant; the key is that your lashes or the mascara on them is dry.

As a general rule of thumb, never pump your mascara in and out of your mascara tube-it will only contribute to the drying out of your mascara and will lead to clump formation and a lower quality product. You should consider a regular make-up utensil clean up session, where all your tools get a proper bath and/or washing. This may seem not important, but it will make a tremendous difference in the quality of your make up. 

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