Beauty needs your time and commitment. Nevertheless, there are some of those situations that you run late and still want to look like you put in some effort. This is the time you need mascara because it is easy to apply. Applying mascara seems very easy because you just have to open the tube, and swipe it on before moving on with your life. But seriously, if that is the case why is it so hard to make your lashes look perfect every time?
Although you see as if it’s that simple, I would advise taking some due care when you are dealing with a makeup product as messy as Mascara. It also needs your time to apply it perfectly because you are dealing with small parts of your eyes.
This short brief has as many as possible genius mascara hacks and guides to help you apply it perfectly and enhance your look. This step-by-step guide will help you up your makeup game. They ensure you don’t leave your house with blah-looking lashes anymore.
What do you need?
Before we head to the process of applying mascara, let’s take a brief look at what you will need along the way to apply mascara like a pro.
- The best mascara depending on your budget and needs
- Primer for the eyes
- Eyeliner and eyes shadow of your choice
- Lash curler
- Clean mascara wand
If you are looking to achieve a full look, then please follow the below steps.
Pick the right mascara
Before you do anything else, you first of all have to find a mascara that you are sure will fit you and match your needs. The good news is that there’s a variety to choose from. You just have to take time to do the research and at last look for a mascara of your choice.
How to choose
There are several factors that will inform the type of mascara you choose. Here are some of them:
- The color: In Mascara, there are different colors that you can choose from. Though, most people opt for black because of its tendency to open your eyes better and enhance their brightness. However, you can as well opt for brown mascara especially if you have blonde hair.
- Consistency: This comes into play after you have specialized what exactly you are looking for in a mascara. First of all, make up your mind on whether you want to “volumize” or to lengthen the eyelashes. After that, you can choose from the many different options available in the market.
- Waterproof: This will come into play if you are around the water or if you know you are prone to excessive sweating. If you do, then consider choosing waterproof mascara.
Prepare for the application
Many experts advise you to prepare and prim your eyes before you begin the process of applying mascara. The first thing to do is to clean your eyes to remove oil and grime because it can ruin your look. What this means is that you should remove traces of old makeup and at the same time dry the eyes well to deal with oil.
It’s also very nice to opt for an eye shadow primer because it can be used to create a base for your makeup and at the same time ensure your eyeshade stays for longer. After you have cleaned your eyes, dried and moisturized them, what follows is to apply a primer.
1. Curl your lashes
What follows after you have prepared is to use an eyelash curler to lengthen and lift your lashes. The main reason for this is to make sure your mascara adheres well to the eyelashes.
2. Apply your mascara
After preparations, you now have to apply mascara on your upper and lower lashes. However, make sure you are not getting excess mascara every time. It’s always advisable to wipe off excess mascara on the edge of the bottle. This will reduce the chances of clumpy and heavy lashes after application.
3. Upper lashes
In the process of application, you should look up and place the wand at the base of your lashes. Now wiggle it back and forth to apply mascara faultlessly. As you wiggle it back and forth, make sure it’s coating the base of the lashes after which you will push the wand upward to the tip of your lash.
Make sure you coat every each and every part of your lash. However, you should be moving slowly to avoid clumping. You should continue applying until you get the coat and the thickness you want. Additionally, you have to check and be sure that the product doesn’t dry between coats.
4. Lower lashes
Here is where many people go wrong. When you are applying mascara to the bottom lashes, you should be extra careful because if you use the excess product you will create clumps. Additionally, the bottom lashes are more delicate and need extra care to make them a reality. To make it easy for you to avoid clumps, use the tip of the wand. You will also have to apply mascara at the roots of the lashes. As you do this, wiggle the bristles back and forth.
5. Separate all the eyelashes
It’s now time to cover and separate the lashes. To ensure you do this perfectly you should reach out to all the hard-to-reach corners of the lashes and angle your wand and eventually brush against them. What follows is to switch the brush to a diagonal downward angle and move it across your eye.
6. Clean smudges
Am sure you already know how messy mascara can be. It may smudge on the eyelids and also the skin around the eye. This happens even to professional makeup artists. So it’s time to clean up any smudges and make sure everything is right before you leave the house. You just have to use makeup remover to do this and everything else will follow. Though, be careful not to interfere with the mascara because it can mean you start the whole process.