For us makeup lovers, mascaras are just a way of life. Whether you prefer your lashes short, thick, defined, mile-long, brown, black, purple, it’s amazing that you can get all these with the swipe of a mascara wand. “If you want a specific effect, look for a specialized type,” says makeup artist Troy Surratt in an article by Allure magazine. He also goes on to say that “the resins and waxes in a curling mascara lift and bend stick-straight lashes, while a lengthening formula’s nylon fibers act as extensions on short ones. And the brush matters, too: If it’s big and bushy, that’s how your lashes will look.
A brush with spiky plastic bristles separates.” mascara is supposed to brighten and put emphasis on your eyes while defining your eye lashes. It is no question that everyone looks fab with black mascara on, no matter what hair color you have. Professional Makeup artists say lots of other colors (that are not black) mascara can actually work really on specific color eyes. Purple mascara works fantastic on green, blue, and hazel eyes. Blue and green mascaras are so great on brown eyes.
For a while, I would only buy waterproof mascaras because I liked that it really stuck to my lashes but as time went on the mascara would build up on my lashes line because it was so hard to remove. I also got dark under eye circles from the mascara bleeding when I tried to wash it off. This was all in the beginning of my discovery of makeup and since then I have stuck to regular mascara and ONLY used waterproof mascara during the summer or special occasions.
When applying mascara (if you don’t have naturally curly lashes) you need to use a lash curler. You can get them anywhere from dollar stores to beauty supply stores and you don’t need an overpriced one because they all work pretty much the same. Eye lash curlers are the primer for our lashes, they set up the surface do half the job because your lashes already have the shape you need, and all you have to do is fill them out.
Now the fun part! If you have it, apply lengthening mascara to your lashes for adds length then apply a volumizing mascara from the roots of your lashes to the middle. Make a zig-zag formation from the roots and work your way up the lashes. Finally using your wand spread out the outer corners of your lashes for extra emphasis. This makes the eyes a little more almond shaped.
1. Use your business for more than just business by cutting a small semi circle shape on the side, place it above the upper lash line and apply away! (you can also try a spoon)
This links will show you how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cByuzpdXA-o
2. Try doubling your mascara, use a lengthening mascara first then layer on with your volumizing mascara.
3. Let your mascara dry for 15 seconds before applying another coat. I do about four- five coats of mascara because I have small yet thick eyelashes and I realize letting them dry just a little with prepare and stretch them out for the next coat.
I will make sure to update this post with more mascara tips and tricks!
– xx Miss Tabitha M