Running out of time to get ready but still want to look your best? Mascara is the answer! Not only does mascara add life to your eyes, it makes them look brighter and vibrant, all within seconds. On days when you’re pressed for time, simply go for a nude colour lipstick and mascara. All you need is one minute or so to put together this natural, glowy effect and you’re good to go.
Even if you’re going for full glam makeup, a mascara is essential to add the final touches and complete your look. However, applying it improperly can ruin your appearance and make your eyes look clumpy, smudged and uneven. To avoid this, read on to learn how to apply mascara the right way to achieve long and voluminous lashes.
Step 1: Picking the right one
First things first – you need to find a mascara that suits your needs. A few factors to consider are colour, consistency and if it’s waterproof. As far as colour is concerned, black is the most popular choice as it opens up your eyes and gives them that extra pop. For consistency, choose one that gives length as well as volume to your lashes without making them look clumpy. And thirdly, the most important aspect to consider is if you need a waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascaras tend to last all day and are a great option if you’re prone to sweating or are around water.
We recommend the Chelsea 3D Waterproof mascara and 3D Fiber Lash Kit to achieve fabulous lashes.
Step 2: Prepping
Before you put on mascara, make sure your eyes are clean and free of makeup. Grime or oil can make your lashes look uneven and can ruin your look. Cleanse your eyes and follow up with a moisturizer before beginning.
Step 3: Curling your lashes
Although this step is optional and most women tend to skip it, it’s important to mention that going the extra mile can really help you achieve that extra oomph. Begin by curling your lashes with a lash curler. Place it at the base of your lash line, close the mouth and let it stay there for a couple of seconds. Open the curler and you’ll see a difference right away. Repeat this step until you’re happy with the look.
Step 4: Applying the product
Open the mascara bottle and swirl around the wand to make sure the bristles are coated properly. Avoid pumping the wand into the tube as this can push air into the product, drying it out faster and making it lumpy. Now place the wand underneath the base of your upper lash line and wiggle it left to right. Remember, the illusion of length is attained when you apply mascara to the roots of your lashes and not the tips. Pull up the wand through the lashes, coating it in mascara. Keep wiggling as you go to keep the lashes separated and preventing them from weighing down.
Step 5: Finishing off
Using a clean wand, comb away any lumps your lashes may have. This will ensure your lashes are not sticking together. Now finish off with a second coat if you wish to achieve longer length.
There you have it! Now that you’ve learned how to apply mascara like a pro, you can go ahead and bat those eyelashes with confidence!