Ever wanted to have luscious, long eyelashes like many of the movie stars and page three celebrities and not knowing how to achieve the same? The humble little bottle of mascara is the answer to all your needs. Simple as it may sound, application of the mascara is not all that easy, primarily because they are liquid and it is difficult to keep your hands and eyelashes steady while applying, plus .
Here we discuss some fool proof tips on how to apply mascara evenly in order to get those perfect eyelashes, you have always wanted.
Things needed to get the perfect eyelashes: The equipment required to get eyelashes to die for are not too many. To apply mascara perhaps just require an Eyelash curler, an eyelash comb, good quality preferably water proof Mascara, an ear bud, some tissue paper, and of course a steady hand.
Points to keep in mind while buying a mascara: Mascaras come in different shades and with different qualities. Goes without saying, that you should choose the shade of the mascara which is closest to your eyelash color.
Also keep in mind the variants which are available in the market these days – if you have short eyelashes, go in for lengthening mascara, if you have thin eyelashes and want to add volume, go in for thickening mascara and when you want the mascara to last you through the day without smudging, go in for long wearing mascara. Waterproof mascaras are the best when it comes to wearing on a rainy day.
How to apply mascara
Follow the simple steps to apply mascara:
Before you apply mascara, first and foremost, pull all of your hair back so that the hair does not interfere when applying the liquid.
Ideally, mascara should be applied last, that is, after your eyeliner and other eye makeup as you may need to redo application of mascara if you do not use the eyeliner or makeup cleverly.
If you have eyelashes which are usually straight, I know most of us belong to this category use the curler to give them some curls and body.
Use an eyelash comb to separate out clumped eyelashes before you apply the mascara.
Ideally one should apply the mascara to the lower lashes first and then switch to the upper lashes.
Applying mascara to bottom lashes
In case, you wish to apply mascara on the upper lashes first, make sure it dries properly before applying to lower lashes.
Squeeze out the mascara brush from the bottle and keeping a steady hand, apply it from the base of your eyebrows out to the tip in one stroke, direction of the brush pushing the eyebrows upwards/outwards to maintain the curl.
Applying mascara properly
Usually, one coat of the mascara should do the trick, however, if you plan to apply a double coat, primarily for the thickening effect of the eyebrows, wait for the first coat to dry completely.
How to properly apply mascara
Do not blink your eyes till the time the mascara dries up.
Once the mascara is almost dry, blot any excess mascara / lumps on the eyelashes by gently holding a tissue between the upper and lower eyelashes, close to the eye and gently closing your eyes.
In case of any extra mascara application on the eyelids, use an ear bud dipped in baby oil and gently rub the affected area to remove any smudged traces of the mascara.
Take care to apply less mascara on the lower eyelash as it smudges more easily. Placing a tissue beneath the lower eyelid helps in capturing any mascara splashes.
Makeup experts suggest holding the brush at 90 degrees while applying the mascara to have the best results on your eyelashes.
Mascara looks great on women of all age and color and they are the perfect way of ensuring that your eyes speak out beautiful stories about you!