mascara tools

Eye makeup can make or ruin your entire look. Most times, the eyes are what people notice first when they look at your face. Just as with eyeshadow, mascara application if done right can elevate your look. Instead of being stuck with a basic appearance, read on to find out how to get your peepers popping.

Apply mascara in a straight sweeping motion from bottom to top. Zigzag movements displace the lashes making them look disorganised. Wiggling the wand should be done only at the base of the lashes, then pull straight upwards. This gives an illusion of fullness.

To avoid getting mascara onto your eyeshadow, hold a business card behind the upper lashes and brush away. For the lower lashes, a plastic spoon does the trick. Hold it convex side facing up.

To get a perfect curl on the lashes, hold them in a lash curler for at least 10 seconds. Lash hairs are delicate thus need gentle handling. Take your time when curling and your lashes will thank you.

If you’re in a hurry in the morning, you can get away with applying one coat, letting it dry then following with another several hours later. Use the time you’re stuck in traffic or during bathroom breaks at work for this.

Shop around for a mascara wand that fits your eye size. Smaller eye shapes (monolids) need small wands to effectively reach the lash base.

Need extra volume but don’t have volumising mascara? Just dust some baby powder on the lashes after applying the first coat. Follow through with a second coat and voila! Rock your diva look.

To loosen hardened mascara, dip the tube in a cup of hot water for two minutes. The clumps melt to the bottom and you can once again reach the liquid with the wand. If you get clumps of mascara on the lashes during application, loosen them by gently using a spare toothbrush.

After a long, tiring day, a mix of coconut oil and witch hazel will remove even waterproof mascara effortlessly. These natural ingredients are gentle on the eyes so you can rest easy.


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