Mascara Tips

Thursday, February 05, 2009

If you are not blessed with long dark lashes, you probably rely on your mascara as much as some people do their glasses. There is no eye shadow in the cosmetic world can make your eyes look wide without applying your mascara.

It's a love-hate relationship. I love how the product can really make anyone's eyes look wide eyed, but I hate removing the product at the end of the day. But I have discovered and learned a few tricks over the years on how to apply mascara easily and more tolerable:

  • Use a lash curler. I think that using this tool will make the process a lot faster, and you won't have to use that much product.
  • Unless you're into colorful stuff, try to avoid colored mascara.
  • Blot the end of the wand on a tissue (not the tube) to clean off excess. This helps keep clumps off your lashes. Don't pump the wand into the tube, this will pump air into the bottle and will dry your mascara faster.
  • Apply to the upper lashes of one eye from base to end repeatedly, building on the ends, until you've got the right look. Then re-coat the wand and switch to the other eye. Do the bottom lashes last holding your wand in a vertical position.
  • For easier application on the bottom lashes, breathe through your mouth, this will keep your eyes open longer.
  • Use waterproof if there's any chance of a shower, sweat, swim or tearful moment in your immediate future. Nothing worse than raccoon clumpy eyes.
  • Remove every night (and I mean every night) with a proper makeup remover. I personally use Maybelline's eye makeup remover for waterproof makeup. This really removes waterproof mascara easily. If you would like to learn more tips on how to remove mascara safely, CLICK HERE.

It will take you a while to find the formula and brand you like. There are a bunch of different formulas and lash wands that are out now so take your time and find the one that match you personally.

Photographed by Pocholo Ignacio
Makeup by Sabs Hernandez for Lancome Paris
Hair by Angelo Falconi

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