How to apply mascara correctly, especially to your lower lashes!
1. Use your eyelash curler to lift and lengthen God’s rather skimpy gift to you. Start at the root, press together and hold it for a good 10 seconds. Leave and behold the difference.
2. Pop your lash primer on so your mascara has better staying power. Swipe two coats on both your top and bottom lashes and wait for a minute before moving on.
3. Funny but true, the way you open your tube of mascara decides what follows. Twist the wand out of the tube and wipe off excess product from the wand onto the edge of the tube. This saves you from making a clumpy, spidery mess of your flutter bugs. Also, STOP pumping the wand in and out of the bottle, for heaven’s sake. That’s exactly why your last tube dried so quick, woman!
4. We’ll start with the top lashes since that’s where you want most of the formula to be deposited. Now if you thought mascara could only be used underneath your lashes, erm maybe not. For mega high-impact lashes, cover them on both sides. Close your eye and go over the top of your lashes first.
5. Now listen up close because the magic is in the technique. Instead of gingerly brushing the wand up and over your lashes (which is what all of us have been doing until we knew better), hold the wand still at the lash line and blink hard through the bristles. The sheer force of blinking against the spoolie will make your lashes pick up more product and get closer to falsie-level glam. It might not leave you with the cleanest of lids but lashes this thick are worth a little extra clean-up, no?
6. Lower Lash Alert! For eyes that wow, remember that lower lashes are a big, big deal. Since they’re way more delicate, use only the tip of your wand and apply the product to just the root of your lashes to avoid any apparent clumpy sections. For the outer and inner corners, consider angling your wand vertically so each lash (even the tiniest baby) is separated and glazed over. Also, since you probably don’t want to end up looking like a raccoon by the PM, opt for a waterproof formula, at least for your lower lashes.
7. For truly va-va-voom lashes, go in for another round. Once the first coat has dried, brush a little translucent powder on your lashes before you go in for the second swipe. A wise idea here would be to go another formula for the second coat, a mascara that serves another purpose. Trust us, the difference between using two versus sticking to just one is staggering.