How to Apply Mascara: Five Steps to The Perfect Mascara
Getting a beautiful look is not easy now a days. And when it comes to applying make-up, especially mascara, you have to be extra careful. Small mistakes can make or break your all day. Getting long, beautiful and curly eyelashes is the secret of getting gorgeous and dark eyes that suit your overall look, body and lifestyle. Fuller, thicker lashes are just a few brush strokes away!
How to apply mascara
Start by curling the top lashes of your eye; begin at the root of the lashes and be careful not to get any skin into the eyelash curler. Press the curler together and hold for about 10 seconds. Then, move the curler out to the end of your lashes and repeat. Again, this step is optional but it does make for longer looking lashes and opens the eye.
To make your eyelashes look even thicker, a trick is to apply black eye mascara pencil between lashes carefully. For this purpose, pull up your eye lashes just a bit, and run the black eyeliner on the top of the inner waterline. Then blend it with a liner brush. Even though this is subtle, the black base it creates automatically gives the appearance of thicker, fuller lashes.
Begin with the bottom lashes to prevent those tiny dots that appear on your eyelids when you look down to apply mascara to your bottom lashes. For the top lashes, look straight forward, take the wand and place it at the base of your lashes. Using a back-and-forth motion while moving the wand up your lashes, sweep upward. This will help give your lashes a curled effect. Keep repeating this until you get your lashes as thick as you want, usually 2-3 coats. Alternatively, hold the wand vertically and gently skim it across your lashes in a windshield-wiper motion. This fans them out and gets rid of any clumps on the tips.
When it comes to the bottom lashes, tilt your head forward slightly to keep from getting mascara onto your cheek. Use the same side to side motions until you get a good coat of mascara on your lower lashes. Mascara on your bottom lashes finishes the look. Hold the brush vertically and lightly paint each lash; that way, it won’t smudge. If you have problems with mascara transferring from your lashes onto your eyelids or cheeks, use a business card, credit card or small piece of paper and hold over the area while applying your mascara.
Mascara Tips top Remember
• Don’t pump the wand in and out of the bottle. This pushes air into the tube which will make the mascara dry out faster causing clumping and flaking. Instead, gently twist the back and forth or in circular motions to pick up the desired amount of product.
• When you remove the wand from the bottle make sure to scrap off any excess mascara from the wand. This will help you avoid making your lashes clumpy.