How to Apply Mascara
Long eyelashes have been every woman’s dream for ages. Flawless skin and full figure women also want extra-long eyelashes as it is associated with the symbols of femininity around the world. We see a lot of advertisements of famous mascara brands in fashion magazines every day. But these ads are somewhat misleading because their models usually wear false lashes so it becomes very difficult to get an idea of the actual result of the product.
Women also wonder if that brand can really yield them such an amazing effect and if it is their lack of knowledge on how to apply mascara that keeps them from getting those same results. To some extent, this approach makes sense because the right method of applying mascara does make a difference.
As we all know that mascara makes our lashes look bigger in size, darker in color, and curlier and more defined but the actual results don’t necessarily match what we see in the advertisements.
There are a few basic things that you should know before applying even the best mascara brand available to you. This will have an effect on the end result and you’ll be able to make the most of what you have paid for.
How to Apply Mascara Perfectly
Lack of knowledge about how to apply mascara keeps women from getting the results they desire. Here are 5 simple steps on how to put mascara on for beginners.
1. First of all, never test mascaras at a retail store. Some stores have tester mascara bottles, for use as for over the counter testing. It is highly recommended to avoid such testing due to hygiene and eye safety purposes.
You’ll find lists of the best mascara brands on the internet, along with critical reviews of why and why not you should buy them. So read and research a lot of reviews before actually buying your mascara, whether you buy it in a drugstore, cosmetics store, or online. Where possible, see if the reviewer has eyelashes that are similar to your own. Some reviews include before and photos, which are helpful.
If you have thin, straight lashes, common among Asian women, Stop! You’ll want to see Best Mascara for Asian Lashes for your best choices.
2. Second, we’ll recommend you to buy only black or brown colors in mascaras because mascara is all about definition and drama, color has almost nothing to do with this effect. Although you can choose colored mascaras if you’re going to get a makeover for a fantasy theme party or so.
Well, black and brown colored mascaras give you the best possible results while don’t expect much from other colors. Unnatural colors also don’t look sophisticated and flattering so it is best to avoid them.
3. The third tip on how to put on mascara to avoid flaking and smearing is to do it last of all. Applying mascara should be the last step of your eye makeup. It will also help you avoid overdoing mascara coats to compensate for the yet unapplied eye shadow and eyeliner effects. Following each coat, you should double check if there is any smudge.
Don’t try to clean the smudge until the mascara dries naturally. When it is completely dried, clean it with a cotton swab and reapply your makeup if you see anything swiped away with the swab.
4. Another useful tip to apply mascara perfectly is to keep a clean old mascara wand in your handbag as it will help you clean excess product in just one go. You can also separate your lashes with this clean wand. Make sure you wash it out after every few uses otherwise you’ll see product buildup on the wand and it will not be any good to you.
5. Finally, apply mascara in layers. Two coats to one eye and then turn to other eye and apply two coats on that eye. Then, turn back to the previous eye. Don’t dip the wand into the bottle every time because it will cause you to overdo the application. The end result should not be spiky and clumped lashes.
Also see these tips on how to get the most from mascara (by thebeautydepartment.com)
Mistakes To Avoid While Applying Mascara
One biggest mistake most women make is that they ignore lower lashes, and that gives an unnatural look. The perfect tip on how to apply mascara on lower lashes is to hold mascara wand perpendicular to your eye and then coat your lashes with a back and forth movement.
Another common mistake we usually make while buying mascara is that we judge the quality of the product with its price that is not the right way to purchase. As mentioned before, read the reviews on the best mascara brands.
If you waste a lot of money on buying expensive brands, it is not necessary that it will give you long lashes every time. Some drugstore versions are as good as famous brands we buy from a departmental store or specialty cosmetics store.
Waterproof mascara must not be used on regular basis because wiping it off your eyes requires a good amount of cleanser and rubbing your eyelids that can give you wrinkles and gradual loss of lashes. It’s a big no-no to curl your lashes after you have applied mascara, always do so before application for maximum results.
We hope you have enjoyed our mascara tips for beginners. As with anything, the key to getting better is practice. If you’ve got other tips or suggestions, let us know in the comments below.