Tips and tricks for mascara application

Working in the makeup industry I have come across some very common mistakes/unknown facts about mascara application. If you struggle to apply or just want to know some great tips read on!

You smudge that mascara under your eye while applying

It can be tricky to not get mascara on your skin during the application of your mascara. If you end up with a smudge, wait until the mascara dries, and then gently wipe it away with a cotton tip. Best trick I have learnt!!! If necessary, carefully touch up the makeup you might have removed in the meantime.

You don’t know how to take it off 

You probably already know that you should take your makeup off before you go to sleep so your pores don’t get clogged. TRUE! Never leave you makeup on before you go to bed!!! Any eye makeup remover should do the trick. Apply it to  cotton pad and hold it on the lashes for 10-20 seconds and then gently wipe away until all is removed!

You use old mascara

If you can’t remember when you bought your mascara, toss it. The germs that grow in old mascaras can cause redness, itchiness, and even sties or pinkeye.  They say to replace your mascara every 3 months! So throw away that old mascara and go and buy a new one!!

You pump the wand too much

Are you spending more time separating your lashes than actually putting on mascara? Don’t pump the wand in and out of the bottle! Doing this pushes air into the tube, which will make your mascara dry out faster. Drying out will then causing clumping and flaking!

Skipping  your lower eyelashes

So many people make the mistake of not applying mascara to those bottom lashes, thinking it looks unnatural! Wrong! It actually helps to open those peepers and drawing attention away from any under-eye bags.

The key is to be very light-handed with the mascara and avoid large clumps (that’s never a good look, but especially not on bottom lashes)!

Using waterproof mascaras on a daily basis

Removing waterproof mascara requires a good deal of tugging and wiping around the eye area, and doing that day after day can cause the skin to sag and the lashes to fall out. Of course, there are occasions when waterproof mascara is called for, but think twice about using it on a daily basis.

Exposed roots

If you don’t get mascara at the roots of those lashes, they will look shorter than they really are. Application tip- If you carefully wiggle your mascara at the base of your lashes and bring your wand up to the tips you will coat those roots and make those babies look extra long!

All the best with making the most of those lashes!

Anna xx