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 â€˜nâ€™ Soft, Maybelline The Colossal, several Clinique samples Iâ€™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 â€“- 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 theyâ€™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 Iâ€™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,