Do mascara clumps annoy you ? Do you get a hard time applying your mascara or false lashes ? Here are 15 tips to step up your lash game .
Applying mascara comes easy for the majority of women , it is often done over the breakfast table , or in the car awaiting the green lights to switch . However , the application of a long lasting mascara needs some skills . Here are couple tricks for eyelashes that stand out .
15. Coat your lashes with liquid concealer before applying your mascara
Kim kardashian , aka , the queen of eyelashes , likes to prime her lashes with concealer . She does so by using a small brush to get the product all over her lashes , let it dry , and then follow it up with her mascara to attain extremely thick lashes .
14. Apply your false lashes on the underside of your upper lashes instead of on top to make them less visible.
This is great way to achieve a natural look , camouflage the annoying glue and feel comfortable.
13. Overlay several lash strips for a glamorous look
This is a trick that’s been used for years by performers . You can also put this to use if one strip of lashes is making your eyes foxy enough. Place another strip of straight false lashes on top and sparse lashes will no longer be a concern .
12. Fold your mascara brush to make it easier to maneuver
To easily manœuvre your brush . Give it a little bend until it’s in parallel with your lash line. By doing this you’ll target every strand of hair .
11. Wipe off excess mascara on a paper towel to avoid lumps
When you get a new tube of mascara, you may notice that your lashes can look a bit lumpy than usual, and that is because the brush comes out soaked in product, which it not a good thing. In order to avoid that, use a paper towel to wipe off excess mascara before applying it to your lashes.
10. Apply a coat of waterproof mascara on your regular formula to make your mascara last longer
It is true that waterproof mascara is the best way to go, if you don’t get the chance to reapply your mascara during the day. However the downside of it is: it is so hard to take off!So, in order to get the most of it, lather on your regular mascara first and then your water proof mascara on top.
9. Hold the brush horizontally if you want thick lashes, or turn it vertically for a more natural finish
There’s a huge relationship between the way you hold your mascara and the look of your eyelashes. If you are aiming for a voluminous look, grab your mascara horizontally while passing it through your lashes. And hold it vertically for a natural finish.
8. Soak your mascara tube in a cup of hot water
If you’ve run out of mascara before three months, put your tube in warm water so you can use it longer with no lumps. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t be using your mascara longer than 3 months, because you risk infecting your eyes.
7. Hold a spoon under your eyes when applying your mascara
We all know how annoying it is to get the mascara on your lids or under eyes. This is where a spoon comes in handy. Place your spoon under your lashes (top or bottom) and apply your mascara the way you always do. This way, the annoying mascara that was supposed to be on your skin is now resting on the spoon.
6. Make your mascara an eyeliner
Move an eyeliner brush through your mascara brush, and then use it to draw a line on your lash line .
5. Sprinkle translucent powder on your lashes between the first and second coat of mascara
Another way to achieve voluminous lashes is to apply translucent powder to your lashes. The powder helps the mascara stick better to your lashes between layers.
4. Refresh a dry mascara
It is a common knowledge that your mascara goes bad after only three months. If your mascara get chunky before it’s supposed to, pour couple driblets of saline water to loosen it.
3. Use a cotton swab to remove mascara blunders
We have all experienced mascara smudging over our eyeshadows. To fix that, let your make up dry a bit, and roll a cotton swab to rub it off. It is important that you wait for the make up to completely dry out, otherwise you’ll worsen the situation.
2. Curl your lashes with the edge of a spoon
If you can’t get your hand on eyelash curler, don’t worry, a spoon will do the work for you. All you need to do is, place the edge of the spoon on your lashes with the back of the spoon against your eyelids. Press gently the roots of your eyelashes to achieve a curl. And then, do the same for the rest of your lashes.
1. Remove lumps with a clean toothbrush
Another way get rid of lumpy lashes is to use a clean toothbrush. The toothbrush will pick up the excess product as you pass it through your eyelashes from the roots to the tips. Don’t put your eyes at stake by using an old brush , you may risk an eye infection.