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How Experts Do It: Apply Mascara Right

by Beatrice Madonna

Mascara is a staple in every woman’s makeup bag and learning how to apply mascara right is a must-know.  Love a curl that lasts? Scroll to find out what are the best steps to add length and thickness to your eyelashes.

Steps to apply mascara the right way

 Use eyelash curler

The whole point of the mascara is to open the eyes.

And the first thing you should do is lift them with an eyelash curler.

Position your eyelash curler at the base of your lashes and clamp down gently for a few seconds.

Move the curler a little farther out and lightly press down again for a few seconds.

If you apply mascara without lifting them up, it can actually make your eyes look sad.

Wiggle the brush

If you curled them before you now can easily reach the base of the roots.

Wiggle the brush back and forth, and gently comb eyelashes towards the tips. This is a basic mascara move you should perfect.

Applying mascara evenly throughout the length of your lashes is a big no-no! It leaves too much mascara, therefore clumps are hard to avoid.

Apply mascara vertically

For longer lashes, in an instant, all you need to do is to flip the mascara wand and apply the product vertically.

Use the tip of the brush and run it along the length of your lashes.

Don’t forget to scrape the excess of mascara on the tip of the wand with a tissue. Do this every time when you are using a tip of the wand.

Focus on the middle

Start by mentally dividing your eye into three parts.

Then apply mascara to the middle part only, using the tip of the brush in a wiggling upward motion.

This will help your eyes look more round and you’ll see results straight away!

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Apply mascara diagonally

If you want more of a cat-eye look, apply mascara diagonally.

The key to this technique is to pull the brush at an angle, instead of running it from the roots and upwards.

Then finish off the look by giving your outer corners some extra attention.

Pinch eyelashes together

Then again, doll-eyes is another highly sought-after look that’s not very hard to achieve.

Also called spider lashes, this look features super-thick lashes pinched together into points.

Get it by applying lots of mascara and then use tweezers to press a few lashes together.

Bend the tip of the wand

Find it hard to access the inner corners of your eyes?

Look for the mascara with eyelash wand that is slightly bent like L‘ORÉALVoluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara.

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Combing eyelashes technique

For a subtle daytime mascara look, see how Wayne Goss apply mascara.

He has an alternative use for eyelash comb to open the eyes and leave them without clumps.

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