5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Mascara
If you have a traditional brush wand, improve lash separation while applying mascara by moving the wand in a swift, zig-zag fashion from lash root to tip as opposed to one sweeping motion.
Don’t forget to coat your inner lashes. “Many women only apply mascara to the middle and outer corners of their lashes,” says Hezekiah. This can give off an illusion that changes your eye shape, making them look closer together or more narrow. Think of your lashes as a fan with three sections. You want to amplify every section of the fan—middle, outer side, and inner side—to really open up your eyes and flatter your eye shape.
Dab the tip of your mascara on a tissue to get rid of the glob that tends to form there. This will keep you from getting uneven, goopy product distribution, especially on your shorter lashes.
It’s okay to bend your wand to help you reach smaller lashes. (You can always bend it back carefully.) It’s a great, cost-effective option if you don’t want to buy a separate mascara with a bent-wand applicator like Napoleon Perdis Long Black Mascara, $22.
If you use a lash primer, particularly a white one (like that in Jane MaxLash 2 Mascara & Primer in black, $4.99), wait ten to thirty seconds for the primer to dry, then apply your mascara. This keeps the color of your mascara from looking “diluted” (i.e. gray instead of black).
Originally published on TotalBeauty.com