January 5, 2020 8:15:08 pm
We all know everyone knows how to apply mascara. But do we do it right without getting it messy and clumpy? Probably not. Because, somehow, we all thought we are doing the process just right. After all, it is all about opening the tube, swiping on a few strokes and getting on to the day. But if it’s really that easy, why is it so hard to make your lashes look on point every single time?
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Here’s how you can get the lashes you have always dreamt off with these simple steps.
Step 1: Curl your lashes
It is imperative to choose the right kind of mascara for the kind of look you are going for. Either it is daytime or evening – there is a mascara that goes with any occasion. Start by curling your lashes with a lash curler. Place the curler at the base of your upper lashes, close the curler and hold it in place for a few seconds. Do it twice for fanning lashes.
Step 2: Begin applying the product
Taking a tube of mascara, swirl the wand inside the box to get the product properly. Make sure you’re not pumping your wand into the tube repeatedly. This leads to an air vacuum making the mascara not only clumpy but depleting its shelf life.
Step 3: Begin coating your lashes
Starting at the roots, apply the mascara within a wriggly motion. This ensures that there is more volume at the roots, and your lashes don’t feel weighed down. Since lower lashes tend to be less and way smaller, you might even opt for a mascara that has smaller bristles.
Step 4: Brush out the clumps
If you have lashes that are sticking together or have clumps of mascara on them, you can comb them out with an eyebrow tweezer.
Mascara Application Tips:
The best way to get those curly lashes is to curl your lashes once before applying mascara and once after the first coat of mascara has dried. This not only keeps it long-lasting but also is hands-down the most impactful way to make them long and fluttery.
It’s best not to pump in and out the wand of the product since it allows the air to flow into the tube and along with it airborne bacteria into the tube. As we mentioned above, it also reduces the shelf-life of the product. Coat the wand in one go and apply, first in a downward motion on the top lashes by keeping your eyes closed and then coat in one direction from left to right and then from right to left. For the lower lashes do a zig-zag motion.
For most of us applying a single coat of mascara is our only way through. But you can add that extra magic by wiggling it. Open your eyes and again in a zig-zag motion wiggle the top lashes with a mascara.
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