Like many women, we’re always on a quest to find the perfect mascara. We want mascara that will give us lashes that stretch on for days, plus give us the added volume we need in order to have our eyes pop.
There are so options when it comes to purchasing mascara. You need to do your research. Many brands that promise us what we’ve been looking for, often fail to deliver.
What’s a girl to do?
When shopping for mascara, it is important to know what look you’re after. Are your natural lashes curly, but need length? Are they long, but need thickness? Or are they short and straight and you want to curl, thicken and lengthen them? Don’t worry, because there is a formula out there that’s right for you! A key element to mascara is that the different mascara brushes are made to achieve different looks, so buy the right formula to get the look you desire and the brush will do the work.
Check out these tips for applying mascara:
1. Do not pump the wand in and out. That only dries out the contents.
2. As much as you might be tempted to, don’t scrape the wand against the opening of the tube. This just creates gunk that will clump when applied to your lashes. Use a tissue to wipe excess product off your mascara wand.
3. Regardless of how much you’ve used it, toss your mascara after 3 months of opening it because bacteria can grow.
4. Only wear waterproof mascara if you need to. Left over mascara particles can last on lashes for days even after you’ve washed it off.
5. When applying mascara, start at the base of your lash line and wiggle the wand as you coat the lashes from root to tip. A curved shaped brush lifts and curls the lashes. We recommend Milani Lash Trifecta.
6. Reapplying a second coat is best done before the first coat dries to avoid clumps.
7. Want to add just a little more length? Reapply a second coat just on the tips to build out the length. We recommend Milani Length in Seconds Lash Extension Fibers and Mary Kay® Lash Love LengtheningTM Mascara.
8. When applying on your bottom lashes, use the tip of the mascara brush, or buy a brand that has a mini brush to do the trick.
9. Using a lash comb is a great way to unclump your lashes. The Body Shop Lash & Brow Comb is one of our favorites.
10. Buy an eyelash curler. Curling lashes before applying mascara opens up your eyes and really does make a difference. You can find a good eyelash curler from Lancome, Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury.
Knowing what you want plays a big part in which formula you choose, and you might want to use more than one to get the results you’re looking for. You can always use multiple mascara formulas at one time; sometimes it takes several products to get the look you seek.