Amazing eye lashes for a flawless flutter!
My six mascara hacks are easy, quick, and guaranteed to score you the longest, thickest, most incredible lashes ever. To start out, find the mascara that is right for you.
Are you looking for big & daring or soaring length? Take the eye lash flutter test to find the best combination of mascara brush and formula for your lashes.
Now, let’s begin with our beautiful mascara hacks…
Lashes will look their thickest when your mascara goes all the way from the tip down to the roots. The trouble most of us have, it’s pretty difficult to do that without getting black, brown, blue or purple mascara gunk all over our eyelids.
Mascara Hack #1
Easy Application Trick –
Take a business card and hold it at the base of your lashes. Swipe on your mascara starting at the base and do a long, even upswing. The excess formula will end up on the card and not your lids.
You can also use a mascara guard when applying multiple coats of mascara, especially if you have an unsteady hand. What’s a mascara eyelash guard? It’s a hand held plastic guard that looks a little weird but works like a charm.
This nifty tool forms a barrier between your eyelashes and your skin. It will match with the contours of your eyes and can help you draw natural eyelash quickly. It’s especially helpful for people who just learn how to apply make up.
Mascara Hack #2
Baby Your Lashes –
We often forget just how delicate our little eyelashes are. They can literally take a beating as we swipe and coax the very last micro-millimeter out of them.
Spare a thought for your fragile eye fringe, it works very hard for us throughout the day! Eye lashes filter light before it reaches our eyes and protects them from sweat and damaging impurities. Remember to give your lashes some love!
Your lashes need to be conditioned regularly! To do this, take the time to swipe on a special lash gel every night or multi-task by using a mascara with conditioning agents already built in.
You can also give your lashes some extra love and TLC with Avon’s unlimited eye lash serum. This eyelash growth serum is formulated with a peptide blend and botanicals. In just weeks your lashes will look longer, fuller and healthier. I use it myself so I know it works!
Don’t forget to baby the delicate skin around your eyes, a dual eye lift system will make a huge difference in your appearance.
Mascara Hack #3
Go vertical –
After swiping on your mascara as you’d usually do, try holding your wand vertically and touching the tip of the brush to each individual lash. Again, a mascara eye lash guard will help tremendously.
This is a mascara trick used by most makeup artists. It takes just seconds, but adds tons of extra length.
Mascara Hack #4
Use Powder For Bolder Lashes –
Apply one coat of mascara, then brush translucent face powder on the top and bottom lashes with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Finish with another coat of mascara to lock it in.
The powder adds heft and length – it’s an old makeup artist trick for gorgeous mascara—and it totally works!
You can also thicken your thin lashes by coating both sides of your lashes with mascara. Begin by carefully swiping the top of the lashes downward, then the bottom of the lashes upward as you would usually do. Remember Mascara Hack #1 while doing this.
Mascara Hack #5
Stop Mascara Clumps –
After pulling your wand from the tube, take a makeup remover wipe or moist piece of tissue and clear away any big globs of product. Removing the excess before you start swiping means that it won’t end up on your lashes!
Swivel your wand, never pump your mascara wand in and out of the tube!
If your mascara has thickened over time, use a glass of warm water to de-clump your mascara and wand. Soak the tube in hot water for five minutes to loosen gunk and clean the bristles while swirling the wand in the water. Make sure the wand is completely dry before placing it back in the tube.
Another great way to de-clump lashes is to comb through them with a clean toothbrush or a leftover mascara wand that has been thoroughly cleaned.
Mascara Hack #6
Fix Smeared Mascara
If you messed up and you’ve ended up with smeared mascara, make sure you don’t attempt to remove it while it’s still wet. You will only up smearing the mascara even more.
Once mascara smudges have dried, you can do one of two things:
- take a stiff synthetic makeup brush and flick the mascara off or
- carefully roll a Q-tip over the dried mascara mistake to remove the smudge without taking off your eyeshadow.
Does your mascara smear during the day? Here’s a professional anti-smudge mascara trick… Swipe on your regular mascara then follow with a coat of waterproof mascara. A waterproof mascara is good at holding curl and keeps your mascara from smudging throughout the day.
There’s another bonus to this method – your waterproof mascara will be much easier to remove at the end of the day!
Remember to keep your wand the next time you get to the end of a mascara.
Clean it carefully and keep it in your makeup bag or purse. An old want is one of the best mascara hacks for de-clumping, combing out your lashes, and toning down the intensity of your look.
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