how to apply mascara

Mascara draws attention to your eyes by lifting and highlighting your lashes. While this is the ultimate goal, lacking the services of a professional, many women fall into the trap of the less-attractive clumpy lash. To avoid sticky, clotted lashes, follow these rules for mascara care and application.

  1. Don’t apply over old mascara.
  2. Clean your brush regularly – Not only is this hygienic, but it will also remove dry, clumpy bits and allow for smooth application.
  3. Air is the enemy of mascara. Make sure your bottle is done up tightly to avoid your mascara drying out.
  4. Don’t pump your brush into the bottle. Instead, swirl it around to get nice, even brush coverage.
  5. After removing the brush from the bottle, scrape on the side of the bottle to remove excess mascara.
  6. Apply one coat at a time. Brush on your first coat and leave to dry before doing your next. Use an eyelash comb between coats. to remove clumps.
  7. To apply, wiggle the brush at the base of the lashes, then sweep up.
  8. Keep it light. During business hours or for weekend brunch, choose colors that look natural and fresh. The darker and heavier your eye makeup, the smaller your eyes will appear.
  9. Most professionals would advise you steer clear of the bottom lashes, but if you must, keep it minimal.
  10. Always remove your mascara before going to bed. It can damage your lashes, or worse, your eyes.

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