We love using eyeliner to make our eyes look bigger, but what about mascara? Most of the time, we give up on using it altogether because it is difficult to work with, or we simply have no time to do so. When used properly, however, mascara can give you the same eye-opening effect as eyeliner, without having to go through the pains of waterlining.
So here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can apply mascara. You might already be incorporating these steps into your routine without realising it — since mascara application is so intuitive — but it is good to know why you should “wiggle” the mascara wand or “pull” your lashes upwards.
STEP 1: CURL YOUR LASHES (WITH OR WITHOUT A CURLER)
This is the one step you should never forget. Here’s how to use an eyelash curler: Clamp it from the root of the lashes and work your way up in a curve to the end of your lashes.
While this is ideal, we all know that we don’t necessarily have time to curl our lashes properly (we still have clothes, bags, accessories and shoes to think about.), so here’s how you can do it anywhere. Just grab a metal spoon!
With the back of the spoon facing your eye, press your lashes onto the edge of the spoon, starting from the root — easy peasy! You can also heat the spoon gently for better curl.
STEP 2: COAT YOUR LASHES
Coat both the top and bottom of your lashes to thicken them. You want to make sure you’re starting from the root.
You can “line your waterline” here with this trick: Go as close to your waterline as you can and gently press the mascara wand onto it. This will mimic the effect you get from using eyeliner to line your waterline.
STEP 3: WIGGLE THE BRUSH FOR VOLUME
Wiggle the brush left to right as you apply mascara from the root. This will help your lashes appear fuller.
STEP 4: “PULL” THE BRUSH FOR LENGTH
Your mascara should be semi-dry at this step. Think of this step as “pulling” your lashes with the mascara wand and concentrate on the tips of your lashes.
STEP 5: SEPARATE YOUR LASHES
Finally, hold your brush vertically and lightly run the mascara wand across your lashes to separate them. Coat your under lashes if you like a more wide-eyed look, and you’re done!
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