Good morning, glories. A few weeks ago I asked for some of your favorite mascara tricks, and the ones you left were brilliant!
So, here are five fantastic ways to work those lashes with a little help from our friend (mascara)…
1. If you build it…
Try layering multiple mascaras for a look that’s tailor made.
“I love using two different mascaras (one specifically for lengthening, and one specifically for volumizing) to get that full, fake lash look. First, I swipe on a coat of a lengthening mascara, then a coat of a volumizing mascara. If I really really want super huge lashes, I swipe on a another coat of each. Et voila! Fake lashes in a bottle!” – Carolanne
“My tip is to use a variety of mascaras to achieve the perfect look! I currently have Maybelline Full ‘n’ Soft, Maybelline The Colossal, several Clinique samples I’ve received with free gifts and some Bare Escentuals mascara. They are all different formulas, from plumping to curling and everything in between, so I get new benefits with each coat I brush on! My friends tease me about my collection of mascaras, but trust me –- IT WORKS!” – Holly G
2. Getting down to business
Business cards aren’t just for networking anymore, LOL! Keep a few of them handy for lash work.
“I use a business card to shield my lid. It helps me curl my lashes and make sure they’re all coated!” – Spiff
“[I] use a credit card beneath [my] lower lashes to get get them coated nice and good!” – Nina
“I use a business card to gently pull back my upper lid so the lashes are vertical, and I can get at every single one. The business card also stops me from getting mascara smudges all over my eyeshadow!” – J
3. It’s getting hot in here…
A little heat can go a looong way when it comes to mascara.
“My secret is to heat my eyelash curler with a hairdryer so that my lashes curl better and stay put!” – Sindy
“One of the best tips I’ve picked up is when your mascara starts getting dried out and clumpy, soak the tube in a cup of HOT water (obviously, with the mascara sealed shut). The heat will help make the mascara formula a little thinner and liquidy, and you can get a few more uses out of it.” – Erica
4. What’s old is new again
Don’t toss out your old mascara wands; recycle ‘em instead!
“I use my favorite plastic wand from an old mascara to take out any clumps (I always clean it afterwards).” – Melia
“I wipe off the mascara wand as well to help prevent clumping. I also keep an old (but clean!) mascara wand handy and use it before my mascara dries to help separate the lashes if they do get clumpy.” – Toni
5. Powder play
Powder isn’t just for keeping the shine at bay.
“[My] fave secret is to use a little extra loose powder under my eyes to catch any mistakes, and then brush it away after applying any eye make-up.” – Sandy
“I use a little powder on my lashes before I apply my mascara to make them look thicker.” – Vanessa S
Now get out there and play with those lashes, ladies! May they always look longer, thicker and clump-free!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,