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How to Apply Mascara for Perfect Eyelashes Every Time

how to apply mascaraThe perfect eyelash look varies from person to person but the want is the same, gorgeous, full, long luscious eyelashes.  When asked ‘what is the one beauty product you could not live without ‘most women will answer “mascara.”  This goes to show how important most of us view our lash line!  The fact that this is the one feature on our entire face that we would focus on above all else ( dark circles, sparse brows, un-even skin) proves that it is very important. Here are some fail safe tips on how to apply mascara that will ensure you have beautiful lashes every time.

Tools To Ensure Lash Beautification

There are some must have tools to learning how to apply mascara.  An eye lash curler that fits comfortably along your eye socket with a curved and well cushioned pad. This provides you with a round curve at the base of the lash instead of the L-shaped ones of the past.  A lash conditioner or mascara base; this acts as a volumizing first coat which also conditions and provides protection and growth stimulation (in some brands). Preventing lash dryness thus preventing breakage or premature fall out, and lastly the mascara of your choice!  Think of your mascara choice like you choose what shoes to go with your outfit, do you want long, separated natural looking lashes? Or do you want thick, full dramatic lashes? Do you have issues with smudging and will you be in need of a waterproof formula for the day? A dry or disposable mascara wand can also be used to comb through any clumps if need be as well and comes in handy when grooming your brows.

When looking for natural looking lashes, choose a mascara brush that isn’t too big or wide; the size makes it harder to get to the base of the lashes preventing you from adding thickness there. Look for bristles that are short and stiff, the stiffness of the bristles allows for more friction between your natural lashes as you pull the wand through, making sure less clumps are left behind.

When looking for fuller, dramatic lashes choose a mascara brush that is slightly fuller with longer, softer bristles. The softer bristles allow for more mascara cream to glide onto your natural lashes providing you with added fullness (although this can sometimes cause clumping).

The Application

The first step to learning how to apply mascara for perfect eye lashes every time lies with your lash curler. Making sure your lashes are completely dry before curling is key, wet or damp lashes take longer to curl, if they curl at all. Looking down into a mirror, set the eye lash curler against the upper lash line; if you see the skin of the upper lash line do not crimp! You may pinch the delicate skin of the eye, instead re-position so you don’t see any skin and press down as close to the base of the upper lash as possible.  Hold for 2-5 seconds, repeat in the middle of the lash and at the tips, then go back to the base and crimp again.

Once the lashes are curled, apply your lash conditioner or mascara base.  Starting at the base and moving upward in a zig-zag motion work the brush through, repeat with the outer corner and inner corner.

If you have a traditional mascara brush wand, improve lash separation while applying mascara by moving the wand in a swift, zig-zag fashion from lash root to tip as opposed to one sweeping motion. Don’t forget to coat your inner lashes. Many women only apply mascara to the middle and outer corners of their lashes. This can give off an illusion that changes your eye shape, making them look closer together or more narrow. Think of your lashes as a fan with three sections. You want to amplify every section of the fan — middle, outer side and inner side — to really open up your eyes and flatter your eye shape.

Dab the tip of your mascara on a tissue to get rid of the glob that tends to form there. This will keep you from getting uneven, goopy product distribution, especially on your shorter lashes.  It’s okay to bend your wand to help you reach smaller lashes. You can always bend it back carefully. It’s a great, cost-effective option if you don’t want to buy a separate mascara with a bent-wand applicator

When applying multiple coats of mascara, avoid putting several coats on one eye at a time. You’ll end up with one really thick coat. Instead, get a more defined finish by applying one coat on your left eye, then switching to your right, then going back to your left, and so on. This allows each coat a little necessary time to set (but not completely dry) before you put on the next coat.

Eye Lash Safety

Mascara generally lasts about three months, but the biggest sign that you need a new mascara is when it stops performing like the day it did when you first got it.  If you’ve just gotten over any illness that affects your eyes, a cold that causes red, swollen eyes counts, replace the germ-filled mascara you were using. Germs and bacteria can get into the tube and can contaminate the mascara. If you keep putting that mascara back into your eye, your illness lasts longer.  Don’t fret when you have to throw out your mascara! You can always recycle the wand by cleaning it very well with makeup remover, then reusing it as a very effective lash separation brush or a brow brush. Try soaking the wand in a small amount of makeup remover to remove any product residue.

These lash enhancing tips are exactly what you need to get the most out of your lashes every time you open up your makeup bag.  Include this routine with all of your eye makeup looks and the power of your gaze will be un-stoppable. You may find it difficult to take your own eyes off yourself in the mirror!

Did you know that only about 24% of your eyelashes ever reach full length? That’s because your lashes will sustain damage from curling, cleansing, wearing makeup and encountering environmental elements over time.

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