You can make your lashes longer, thicker and darker in just a few extra minutes by applying mascara. It is the best (and EASIEST!) way to draw attention to your eyes- but it can also draw attention to the flaws if not done right- the clumps, smudges, the spider lashes and raccoon eyes. Today we want to share our best mascara tips for busy moms.
Step 1: Curl Your Lashes
- Place your lash curler close to your eyelid at the base of your upper lashes with lashes in between the curler pads.
- Press pads together, making sure your eyelid is not caught in the pads. Hold firmly and count to five, then release.
- Repeat on the middle of your lashes and once more near the tips.
- Repeat these steps on the other eye.
- Never curl your lower lashes.
- Do not curl your eyelashes after you’ve applied mascara. If they stick to the curler pad they might get pulled out.
- Heat your lash curler with a blow-dryer before using. This will help your lashes curl easier and stay curled longer.
Step 2: Apply It
- Start at the base of your lashes and move back and forth a few times before moving to the tips in a light, upward motion.
- Put a coat of mascara on both sides of your lashes to thicken them, then repeat this process with your other eye.
- Optional: Dust translucent baby powder over your eyelashes with an eyebrow brush to make them even thicker.
- Repeat steps 1 & 2, adding a second coat to both sides of your lashes.
- Never pump the wand up and down inside the tube. This will add air and dry it out. Instead, use a circular, swirling motion to coat the wand before application.
- If you put too much mascara on the tips of your lashes, it will make them straight and look weighed down. Avoid this by applying a thicker coat of mascara at the base and a lighter one toward the tips.
- Use little or no mascara on lower lashes.
- You can hold the brush at a horizontal angle if you want thick lashes, or turn at a vertical angle for a less dramatic look.
- Hold a business card underneath your eye or on your eyelid when applying mascara to avoid getting marks on your skin.
Step 3: Touch Up
Touch Up Tips
- If you happen to still get clumps, use a clean toothbrush to comb through your lashes and remove the extra product and clumps.
- If you get mascara on your eyelid, let it dry. Then, use a Q-Tip (wet or dry) and lightly dab the spot until it is gone. Trying to dab the spot while still wet will just smear it and make it worse.
- If your mascara is thick, clumpy or flaky, try…
- Soaking it in a cup of hot water for a minute.
- Add a few drops of saline solution to the tube
- If your mascara smells funny or is more than three months old, get rid of it.
Flawless eyes are within your reach- just put these tips to use and start practicing!
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