To apply mascara to your eyelashes first, look up, place the wand at the base of your upper lashes, then wiggle it back and forth. Then pull the wand upwards covering the rest of your lashes, make sure you move slowly to avoid clumping. Because your bottom lashes are very delicate, it’s important to be extra careful when applying mascara to them.
A tip is to use the tip of the wand and only apply mascara to the root of your bottom lashes.
The most common colours to pick from are brown and black. Which one you buy, depends on what you want. If you’re looking for more of a statement and drama – black is your colour, or why not try a fun colour like blue or green?
Brown mascara gives a bit more of a natural look, especially for people with light hair and fair skin. If you have blue or green eyes a brown mascara is great because it’s almost on the opposite side of the colour wheel making them pop!
Mascara wands come with all types of brushes that create a different look for your eyelashes. Depending on the result you’re looking for, different mascara brushes will be right for you. The most common ones are:
There are a couple of things you can do to keep your mascara from leaving lumps on your lashes:
A couple of tips and tricks to avoid looking like a panda at the end of the day are:
Using eye makeup remover is your best bet to remove waterproof mascara. Apply the solution to a cotton pad or a reusable cloth, then hold the pad or cloth over your eye for a few seconds. Gently wipe it downwards and repeat until all the mascara is gone. It’s always a good idea to choose a makeup remover that is hypo-allergenic, as the area around your eyes is extra sensitive.
Don’t expose it to loads of air. That means closing it when you’re not using it and never pumping it. Store your mascara in a cool place, and if it’s dried up a little, try a drop or two of saline solution (contact lens solution). Another way to bring your mascara back to life is to soak the tube in a cup of hot water for about two minutes.
There are a lot of mascaras out there, so finding the best one for you is all about what kind of lashes you have, and what you want them to look like. We tested mascaras to give you a good idea of what’s out there and a helping hand in finding the magic mascara for you!