It’s official: Eyebrows are in. This is one beauty trend that isn’t going to die anytime soon, which means it’s about time you learned how to achieve gorgeous arches on your own. You may think that eyebrow makeup isn’t the easiest to apply—sometimes it can be as challenging as liquid eyeliner—but it’s well worth taking the time to learn how when you consider the transformative ability of good-looking eyebrows. Seriously, the perfect pair of eyebrows can totally change your face! If you’re ready to learn how to use makeup on your eyebrows but don’t want to attempt anything too complicated, let us point you in the direction of an eyebrow mascara. You’re already an expert at applying regular ol’ mascara, and this isn’t much different. Brush it on and your eyebrows will look full and groomed—instantly. Find out how to use eyebrow mascara below.
HOW TO USE EYEBROW MASCARA
Ready to get started? First things first, you’ll need to get your hands on an eyebrow mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara. This gel-mousse formula easily glides onto eyebrows to boost volume and set for a natural to thicker look. Plus, it offers all-day wear! Once you have eyebrow mascara in hand, you’ll need to choose the eyebrow makeup look you want because how you use your brow mascara will depend on the look you’re going for. So, pick between a natural look, a boy look, and a defined look—then read on for a mini tutorial on each, or—if you can’t settle on a single look—there’s no harm in learning how to use your eyebrow mascara to achieve a multitude of effects!
Eyebrow Makeup Look #1: THE NATURAL LOOK
Apply an eyebrow mascara in a shade that closely matches your natural eyebrows, using short, upward strokes to give yourself naturally beautiful brows.
Eyebrow Makeup Look #2: THE BOY LOOK
This undone brow look is seriously on-trend and requires minimal effort. Apply clear eyebrow mascara, using upward and inward strokes to tousle hairs.
Eyebrow Makeup Look #3: THE DEFINED LOOK
First, fill in your eyebrows and define your arch using the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil. Then, set your eyebrows with clear eyebrow mascara.
HOW TO USE EVERY KIND OF EYEBROW MAKEUP
Once you’ve mastered brow mascara, you might figure you have all the others on lock, but that isn’t quite how it works. They’re all different! In case you want to branch out—or combine your eyebrow mascara with another product—here’s a refresher on how to use the rest of the most popular types of eyebrow makeup.
Eyebrow gel: If you want a long-lasting brow, an eyebrow gel is the brow product for you. The L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel has a waterproof formula that lasts up to 48 hours. First, lightly fill in any sparse areas using the doe foot applicator. Then, use the angled brush to outline and define the shape of your brow. Finish your brows by using the spoolie to brush and blend out the product. Learn more about how to use our longwear eyebrow gel in our article, How to Fill in Your Brows—and Make Them Last.
Eyebrow pencil: Eyebrow pencils are a classic for a reason. Not only are they easy, but they also give you lots of control. With the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil, all you have to do is outline with the edge for precise lines and shade with the flat side for even coverage, then use the tip of the pencil to define the tail.
Eyebrow crayon: If you’re interested in a softer-looking eyebrow (don’t worry, it can still be bold), opt for the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender. Fill in eyebrows using the tip of the crayon and build to your desired intensity before blending with the kabuki blending brush.
Eyebrow pomade: Pomades aren’t only for your hair. The L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame and Set is a pomade that’s meant for your eyebrows. To use it, dip the brush lightly into the pomade. Outline your eyebrow and define the arch. Draw in eyebrow hairs in sparse areas with the brush’s angled tip and fill in to your desired intensity. Use the spoolie to comb and blend your eyebrows.
Eyebrow highlighter: One of the most important areas on your face to illuminate is beneath your eyebrows. While you can use the same highlighter that tops your cheekbones, there are also products just for your eyebrows. The L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Brow Raiser Highlighter Duo comes with two shades, one to highlight and another to conceal. After filling in your eyebrows, trace the concealer around the edges to define and sharpen your eyebrow shape. Apply the highlighter above and below the eyebrow arch, then blend for a natural finish.
Now that you’re in the know about eyebrow mascara and other types of eyebrow makeup, learn about All the Different Brow Shaping Techniques.
Thick, lush, and dense brows are the new running trend. When your eyebrows are on point, you look bold and super confident. Plus, everyone is trying to ace their brow game right now. The beauty gurus of Instagram and TikTok are showcasing videos of their own tricks to achieve perfect brows. Well, we are here to simplify those things for you.
But first, we must all appreciate the most important product that makes those brows the showstopper. And that is – An eyebrow mascara . It makes your brows look sleek and well-groomed.
So, if you have slim and thin brows or even scanty brow hairs, you can fix it with eyebrow mascara. It usually is a wax or gel-based formula that keeps your tiny brow hair secured in place. So, you can add a nice volume to your thin eyebrows and transform your face entirely.
Face of Dee has just the perfect product for this purpose. It’s eyebrow mascara that comes with an exceptional brush. This beauty is available in 4 colour variants so that you can pick your shade and define your brows perfectly. The colours are –
Now, let’s see how you can groom your brow the right way. Here is a step-by-step guide for you to achieve perfect brows.
Step No.1 – Tame your brows
Using a fine brow comb, brush your brows and tame them in shape.
Step No. 2 – Use tinted eyebrow mascara and define them
Now, it is of utmost importance that you pick the right shade for your brows. Because, just like foundation, a slightly different shade can make or break the entire look you carry. We suggest you choose a shade that is the closest to your natural brow hair. Most of you might choose the black eyebrow mascara . And that’s a common shade to use as a dark brown or black eyebrow mascara really makes anything stand out. But, if you are aiming for a soft glam, choose brown or other subtle shades.
Step no. 3 – Exclude the excess
Avoid using more products than you need. Make sure you remove the excess product from your eyebrow mascara brush . Otherwise, you’ll have lumpy and dreaded eyebrows. Your spoolie must have minimum mascara before you go all in. So, remember to carefully scrape the excess from your eyebrow mascara brush.
Step No. 4 – Brush the mascara evenly to coat your brows
Use gentle strokes to apply the mascara in the direction of your hair growth.
Step No. 5 – Swipe your eyebrow mascara brush in the opposite direction for volume.
Post one coat, re-apply in the opposite direction of your hair growth. Use what’s left on your eyebrow mascara brush. This will create fuller and voluminous brows.
Step No. 6 – Add the finishing touches.
Take a clean spoolie and comb your eyebrows once the mascara dries. This will remove any lumps formed and separate every strand of hair very nicely. If you see any gaps remaining, fill them up with some brow powder or eyebrow pencil very carefully. Some even like to draw individual hair for a more realistic appeal.
BENEFITS of using an Eyebrow Mascara
Super easy to apply.
Gives you an instant brow transformation with a formula that is long-lasting.
Tames your brow hair and gives perfect dimension to your eyebrows.
Provides an illusion of fuller brows.
Adds colour to pale-looking brows.
We hope this step-by-step tutorial for grooming your brows was helpful to you. Do let us know how you feel about our products and make sure to leave a review for us.
Of all of the many face and eye makeup products out there, mascara is the one beauty item that most women just can’t leave the house without. And, let’s be real: Why would they? Just a few swipes of mascara can instantly transform any makeup look, making your eyes look brighter and bolder. If you’re working on three hours of sleep (we’ve all stayed up late to catch up on our favorite TV show), you probably need whatever help you can get to look your best the next morning. But when it comes to mascara, it’s not just about the formula. It turns out that there are quite a few tricks you can use while applying mascara to get the lashes of your dreams. Keep reading to find out how to apply mascara and use it to its full potential with these eight lash hacks.
MASCARA TIP #1. PICK THE RIGHT MASCARA FOR YOU
Want a va-va-va-voom fringe in just one step? First off, you need to choose the right mascara for whatever it is you’re going for. Whether you want lashes that look thicker, longer, more curled, or all of the above, we’ve got a mascara for you. Here are our best options:
For extreme volume and length…try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara. First, apply the primer, which will help build volume and prep your lashes for color. Then, apply the fiber-infused smudge proof mascara for next-level lashes.
For feathery fringe…try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara. The soft wavy bristle brush on this mascara wand catches every lash for a full fringe effect.
For a lash lift effect…try the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara. This intensely lengthening mascara comes with a bendable brush, allowing you to access hard-to-reach inner and outer corner lashes.
For an intense (waterproof) look…try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Feline Waterproof Mascara. Instant volume and full lash density are achieved with just a few coats of this black, waterproof mascara.
MASCARA TIP #2. CONSIDER USING MULTIPLE MASCARAS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL
Sometimes, one mascara isn’t enough to fulfill your lash needs. If you have more time to spare, mix up your own mascara cocktail to enhance the look of your lashes.
Step 1: Prime your lashes. With a lash primer, start at the bottom of the lashes and use gentle wiggle motions as you glide the wand upward. This helps make sure your lashes are covered and prepped for mascara layering.
Step 2: Use a curling mascara. To add curl and width to the center of the lashes, choose a mascara that has a wider, fatter brush. Apply mascara to the middle of your lashes and move the wand upward. You can do this one or two times, but make sure it doesn’t get too thick or clumpy—there’s one more layer to go!
Step 3: Finish with a volumizing mascara. For the final coat, it’s all about volume. Apply a volumizing mascara that can help pump up the appearance of lashes and you’ll have fringe that makes everyone envious!
MASCARA TIP #3. LOOK DOWN
OK, this is probably going to sound like the easiest tip in the world, but many women forget to do this when applying mascara, so it’s worth repeating! The next time you apply mascara, instead of looking at the mirror, just look down. This technique shifts the lashes lower and helps prevent them from hitting your lids when you put on mascara, which means you won’t have to deal with mascara smudges ruining your eye shadow ever again. Who knew such a small change could make such a big difference?
MASCARA TIP #4. GO FOR COLOR
Sleepless night? Sometimes all it takes to look a little more bright-eyed and bushy-tailed is a quick coat or two of mascara. And, while we often reach for black, why not opt for a colored formula instead? Ditch the black and go for a blue or burgundy to help bring out the whites of your eyes. Plus, colored mascara is great for making a major statement with your lashes. Our favorite colored mascara is the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, which comes in Deep Burgundy and Cobalt Blue shades.
MASCARA TIP #5. FOCUS ON YOUR BOTTOM LASHES
Truth: When it comes to mascara, we often neglect our bottom lashes. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Give them the TLC they deserve by applying some mascara onto your lower lashes. Doe-like eyes are a possibility when you swipe a coat or two of mascara onto your bottom lashes.
MASCARA TIP #6. BEND THE BRUSH
Applying mascara on those shorter lashes at the innermost corner of your eye without poking your nose seems impossible, right? Well, get those hard-to-reach lashes by using this next mascara hack: Bend the handle of your mascara so that it’s perpendicular to the brush. This will allow you to reach corners without struggling. Of course, you could also just grab our aforementioned Unlimited Mascara, which comes with a bendable wand to help you reach every last lash.
MASCARA TIP #7. WIGGLE YOUR WAND
You probably learned to apply mascara by just swiping the spoolie brush upward in a single motion. But, if you want thicker-looking lashes, you have to wiggle. Yes, you have to wiggle your wand as you work your way through the entire lash to make sure your fringe is coated from root to tip!
MASCARA TIP #8: condition your lashes
That’s right—just like your hair, your eyelashes can benefit from conditioning, too! Swipe on some lash conditioning serum to give your lashes a hair care routine all their own. As for our lash serum rec, we’re obsessed with the L’Oréal Paris Lash Serum Solution Eyelash Serum with Lash Caring Complex.
Next up: Let’s brush up on some more eye makeup application tips, shall we? Check out our articles, How to Apply Gel Eyeliner and How to Experiment with Colorful Eyebrows.
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Apply eyeliner to your upper lash line.
To finish, intensify the line with an eyeshadow.
Apply a mascara primer to your lashes to get them ready for mascara.
Step 1 “Lengthening” from the Twist for Volume Mascara separates and lengthens your lashes.
Step 2 “Volume” from the Twist for Volume mascara curls your lashes.
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One of the easiest ways to draw attention to your eyes and create fun, flirty looks is by adding mascara. Mascara is a key component to making your eyes stand out. Mascara has the ability to not only make your lashes darker; it also adds length and thickness. It doesn’t matter how wonderful your eyeshadow looks, or what great techniques you have used, without great looking lashes no one will notice. Even if you don’t wear a lot of eyeshadow, adding mascara will bring depth to your eyes and open them up. On the other hand, if you don’t know the correct way to apply mascara it will draw attention to all the clumps in your lashes from too much product. Let’s face it, none of us want so much mascara on, it can produce spider lashes or can flake off resulting in raccoon eyes. Don’t despair however, knowing how to utilize mascara is just a matter of practice and some great tips.
Finding the Right One
Choosing the right mascara can definitely be a love-hate relationship. With so many mascaras on the market promising to either lengthen, or volumize our lashes, the options can be confusing. Here are some things to keep in mind when your purchase your mascara.
- Formula – Should you get lengthening, curling, thickening or Volumizing? With so many to choose from deciding which one is best for you can be intimidating. If you want longer lashes go for a good lengthening mascara, fuller lashes need volume, and some mascaras promise to do both. We like L’Oreal Volumizing mascara; it has a great want to it and is great for thickening the lashes while adding length.
- Waterproof – Waterproof mascaras are great for people who plan or need to wear it all day. It works wonders if you are going to be in the sun or sweating. Also, it helps to maintain any curl you put into your lashes by an eyelash curler. However, it is harder to remove than conventional mascara so make sure you have a good remover specially formulated for removing waterproof mascara. If you wear contacts or have sensitive eyes it may be best to find mascara that is hypoallergenic to avoid irritants near the eye.
- Color – This one is pretty easy. Black mascara opens the eyes and gives the lashes a fuller effect. Although you can pick from many different shades, black will give the best outcome for a set of full, thick lashes that everyone will envy. However, if you have very light hair and skin you may find that very black mascara may be to overpowering. Try using a brown/black mascara to not overwhelm your look.
TIPS FOR APPLYING MASCARA
- Don’t pump the wand in and out of the bottle. This pushes air into the tube which will make the mascara dry out faster causing clumping and flaking. Instead, gently twist the back and forth or in circular motions to pick up the desired amount of product.
- If you decide to curl your lashes, begin at the root of the lashes being careful not to get any skin into the eyelash curler. Press the curler together and hold for about 10 seconds and move the curler out to the end of your lashes and repeat. Again, this step is optional but it does make for longer looking lashes and opens the eye.
- When you remove the wand from the bottle make sure to scrap off any excess mascara from the wand. This will help you avoid making your lashes clumpy.
- Whether you start with your top or bottom lashes is completely up to you, although beginning with the bottom lashes will prevent those tiny dots that appear on your eyelids when you look down to apply mascara to your bottom lashes. For the top lashes, look straight forward, take the wand and place it at the base of your lashes. Using a back-and-forth motion while moving the wand up your lashes and sweep upward, this will help give your lashes a curled effect. Keep repeating this until you get your lashes as thick as you want, usually 2-3 coats. When it comes to the bottom lashes, tilt your head forward slightly to keep from getting mascara onto your cheek. Use the same side to side motions until you get a good coat of mascara on your lower lashes. If you have problems with mascara transferring from your lashes onto your eyelids or cheeks, use a business card, credit card or small piece of paper and hold over the area while applying your mascara.
To make your eyelashes look even thicker a trick is to apply a coat of black eyeliner to the upper waterline of your eyes. To do this, pull up your lashes just a bit, and run the black eyeliner on the top of the inner waterline. To give it more staying power, dip your eyeliner pencil in black waterproof gel eyeliner and line the waterline. Even though this is a subtle difference, the black base it creates automatically gives the appearance of thicker, fuller lashes.
Fuller, thicker lashes are just a few brush strokes away! We hope these tricks and tips help you in getting the most from your lashes
People either get clear mascara, or they don’t. Those who get it understand its multi-use, natural-but-better makeup talents, and don’t leave home without it. Those who don’t get it? Well, they should just keep reading and become one of the converted!
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Achieve all day hold with this quick and easy clear mascara for brows, baby hairs and more!
On its own, clear mascara gives a wet-sheen gloss to lashes, and slightly darkens them, much the way water darkens hair when saturated. Excellent for that no makeup-makeup look. It also helps lashes hold curl when paired with a lash curler. Maybelline makeup artist Erin Parsons loves using it for this: “I use clear mascara as the first step before I curl my lashes,” she says. “I love [clear mascara] for those no-makeup makeup days where I’ll use clear mascara as a base, then once it dries, curl my lashes.I then apply another coat of clear to give lashes a glossy finish without seeming like actual makeup. It’s the perfect natural eye opener!”
Makeup artist Grace Lee also has a great clear mascara hack that only a MUA would know: “You can also use clear mascara after using black mascara to soften up the black pigment. It adds a beautiful sheen to your lashes!”
I was talking to a Brazilian makeup artist a couple of weeks ago and he said, “In the 90s, eyebrows were so simple!” Back then they only used a pencil or a dark eyeshadow on the brows and called it a day. Now there are whole brands dedicated to just eyebrow makeup, and the category has expanded to many different formulas from gels to liquid to cream. We’re so OC about eyebrows at present! That’s not a bad thing but (and let me be real for a sec) I think we tend to overdo them.
We put way too much product on our brows, layering different formulas to achieve something that could very well be a hairy caterpillar. Or something straight out of the drawing boards of a cartoon studio. Or bluntly, something that’s been drawn on with the help of a ruler. So let me reiterate: always use a light hand when applying cosmetics (for personal use at least). This is a useful tip if you just want to look pretty and presentable.*
It’s also useful to know which formula works best for the eyebrows you have. Today, let’s discuss brow mascaras! When do you need them? How do you actually use them? Here’s my advice!
Use brow mascaras when:
You have fine eyebrow hair and you want to thicken it. As with lash mascaras, brow mascaras add volume to the hair they’re coating. You can totes skip BMs if you have lush brows! If you don’t, they’re indispensable to getting healthier, glossier-looking brows.
You have unruly eyebrow hair that sticks every which way. BMs tame your hair, holding them in the direction you want them to stay at.
Brow mascaras to try: K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara (available in Beauty Bar), Heavy Rotation Coloring Eyebrow (available in Watsons), Dolly Wink Brow Mascara (available in Watsons), Etude House Color My Brows, Majolica Majorca Brow Colorist (available in SM).
You want to create a more customised color for your brows. If you’ve had your hair dyed, or if you can’t find a product that’s the exact shade of your natural hair, brow mascaras leave more room for mixing. For example I tend to use a dark pencil first, then add a reddish brow mascara to set everything. This matches my current dark brown hair with warm copper highlights.
Basically, you can combine a pencil + mascara, pen + mascara, or mascara + mascara whichever works best for you!
How to apply brow mascara
1. Remove the excess from the wand before you touch it to your eyebrows, then press down with a bit of pressure onto your skin to tint your brows evenly. Don’t go beyond the natural shape of your brows – it will look obvious and unnatural.
2. As you go along, follow the direction of your hair – if it’s pointing upward, brush upward; if sidewards, brush sidewards. You get the drift. Some brow mascaras look patchy when worn simply because people don’t brush them onto the skin hard enough.
3. If you want thicker brows brush your hair back in the opposite direction to get max volume. This trick will cover more surface area! I learned it from a MAC makeup artist. Wait for the product to set and you’re done!
So there you go! Hope this helps. Please let me know if you’ve got any questions! ^_^
*When it comes to studio and event makeup, it’s useful to layer several products to get defined features on cam. Also, if you just enjoy wearing a lot of makeup and are pleased with the results, then by all means! Have fun with it.
There are different ways to style your eyes using a mascara. Mascara is the foremost tool to make you look stunning with basic makeup. It adds definition to the eyes, which in turn enhances your appearance. Long and voluminous lashes are not just what dreams are all about. You can achieve your dreams within a blink of an eye. But if what’s keeping you away from beautifully curled lashes is you not knowing how to apply mascara, then it’s about time to change that. Learn the tricks on how to apply mascara to add spark to your face. Even if you are running late, all you need to do is apply a nude lip shade along with mascara and that’s all!
For most women, lipsticks and kajals are a must-have in their beauty kit. Mascaras, however, are often skipped for it requires effort to draw out neat lines without causing a mess. Find yourself in the same boat? Worry not as you too can give a finishing touch to your look and sport beautiful eyes by learning the tricks of the trade. It all depends on the technique of applying mascara. A messy application can ruin your time and effort, therefore so it is very crucial to avoid clumps and unevenness while using mascara.
Tips To Remember While Applying A Mascara
Before jumping onto the procedure, let’s start with the basics:
1. Choose carefully
Take your time and make an appropriate choice in purchasing mascara. Before arriving at a decision, take some time to determine the purpose of the mascara. They have distinguished features according to the need of the lashes. For short eyelashes, choose lengthening mascara enriched with essential oils and for scant lashes, pick a volume mascara to make them thick and bulky.
You can make a choice between water-proof and normal mascara. The use of water-resistant mascara on a daily basis can harm your lashes even though it does not smudge and last long. It is difficult to remove without the help of a makeup remover. Also, overusing it may result in weak, dry and brittle lashes. In case you sweat a lot and have a fear of smudging, you can use the waterproof variant. Otherwise, they should be utilised during special occasions and pool parties.
Take your time and make an appropriate choice in purchasing mascara
2. Eye curler
It is necessary to buy an eye curler in case you want a perfect finish. The eye curler adds an extra edge to your eyelashes, lifting them upwards to make them look longer. An eyelash curler can make a real difference. Always purchase a curler with a soft rubber pad that would not harm your lashes.
3. Colour choices
A wide range of colours are available in mascaras. Usually we buy either black or brown mascara. But exploring different shades can be really fun. You can pair your mascara according to different occasions – from bold to soothing hues. Every colour has its own definition of style.
A Guide On How To Apply Mascara
Here’s a guide on how to apply mascara:
Step 1: You can wear your eye makeup before applying the mascara. Make sure to use a neutral eye shadow palette for the same.
Step 2: Use the eye curler to curl your lashes. Place your curler beneath your eyelashes and gently press it against them for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat this step for more dramatic, long eyelashes.
Step 3: Having already bought the right shade of mascara with its definite purpose, unseal it. Ensure you pull out the mascara wand by twisting it rather than pumping it up and down to avoid getting the air into the tube that dries the mascara. Wipe the extra mascara from the wand. This ensures clump free lashes without putting in much effort.
Apply the mascara, placing the wand against the roots of your lashes
Step 4: Lift your eyes partially upwards so that you can still watch yourself in a mirror and bring the wand closer to your eyelash. If your eye flutters, you should open your mouth, which makes blinking difficult.
Step 5: Now, apply the mascara, placing the wand against the roots of your lashes which makes them look fuller and long. Pull out the wand slowly towards the tips without a wiggling movement and with one stroke.
Step 6: For more impressive lashes, wait for your mascara to dry for 15-30 seconds then again curl your lashes.
Step 7: Apply a second coat of mascara for thick and long lashes. Move your wand back and forth to avoid unevenness and clumping. Don’t neglect any part of your lashes.
Step 8: To apply mascara on your lower lashes, keep a makeup sponge under your eyes to avoid smudging. Open your eyes and apply mascara only on the roots of your lashes by using the brush and for a finishing touch, apply the mascara over the leftover lower lashes with the tip of the wand.
Always make sure to de-clump your lashes using a clean wand, brush or a tissue. Apply mascara on the inner and outer surface of your lashes. Use a moisturised cotton swab to undo any mistakes. For voluminous lashes, dust them with baby powder and put a coat of mascara over it. With these simple steps unravel the gorgeous you.
Most beauty enthusiasts have gone through the rounds with lash extensions and dabbled with lash lifts, but there’s always one tried and true: Mascara. No matter the look you’re going for, mascara is always that perfect finishing touch that polishes your appearance. When applied correctly, mascara is a virtually damage-free way to darken, lengthen, and enhance lashes on the cheap. But if you’re not using this makeup-artist approved method, you’re probably not maximizing your mascara wand. Ahead, watch celebrity makeup artist Jaleesa Jaikaran share a step-by-step guide to applying mascara (the right way).
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Step One: Choose Your Formula
Everyone’s mascara preference is different, and no one is right or wrong. But you can follow this general rule of thumb: If you lack length, look for a lengthening mascara with a spikier, rubberized wand (like Glossier Lash Slick, $16). And if your lashes are sparse, look for a volumizing formula with a fluffier applicator (like Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara, $8). To create a natural look, Jaikaran is using the below option from Lancôme.
Step Two: Wipe Off the Excess
There's nothing more satisfying than the "pop" of a new mascara wand coming out of the tube. No matter which formula you choose, just be sure to wipe the excess off by scraping the wand against the lip of the mascara wand. This will prevent the formula from clumping once you apply.
Step Three: Apply One Swipe on Top, and One Swipe on Bottom
Jaikaran likes to start by coating the lashes before moving into the more detailed work. To start the application process, get your mascara wand as close to the root of your lashes as you can, then pull upward. Repeat this step on top of your lashes, moving the wand from your upper lash line through the tip of your lashes.
Step Four: Use the “Out-Up-In” Method
To create more detailed, separated lashes that fan out, Jaikaran recommends the out-up-in method. Starting at the outer corner of your eye, apply mascara at an angle so that you are pulling the lashes in that area upward and outward. Then, moving to the center of your eye, pull the lashes that sit above your iris directly upward with the mascara wand. Finally, with the lashes closest to your inner eyes, apply mascara in an upward and inward direction. This helps widen the appearance of the eyes by fanning the lashes. When you're working on the shorter, more sparse lashes on your inner eyes, hold the mascara wand vertically and use the top tip for more precise application.
Apply mascara before your complexion makeup so you can easily remove and mascara that gets on your eyelids or under eyes. To prevent this altogether, Jaikaran recommends holding a business card on your lash line to block the wand from hitting your lids or brows.
Step Five: Finish the Look by Applying Mascara to Your Bottom Lashes
Just like you held the wand vertically and used the very tip of the applicator to apply mascara to those shorter lashes on your inner eyes, Jaikaran recommends the same technique when applying mascara to your bottom lashes. For stability, hold the wand with your dominant hand, supporting this hand by holding your wrist with your non-dominant hand.
Step Six: Finishing Touches
Now that you have a natural mascara look, you may choose to add some finishing touches to further enhance the look of your lashes. Jaikaran recommends applying a thin layer of liner to your upper lash line and curling your lashes for maximum lash payoff.
How to master lower eye lash mascara?
Here’s how to apply mascara to lower eye lashes – without smudging it! Many makeup artists and beauty blogs say that you’ll look overdone if you put mascara on your bottom lashes. Besides that, one wrong move can give you racoon or spider eyes, and if you’re not used to it, either you’ll smear or smudge it on your skin. But it’s making a comeback! Celebrities are donning big beautiful eyes with long defined lasheson both upper and lower lashes.Wearing mascara on top and bottom eye lashes can help highlight and open up your eyes, making it look bigger, more flattering and glamorous!
Steps to apply mascara to lower lashes:
The main issue why many avoid applying mascara at the bottom lashes is that it can get messy. Applying mascara on top eyelashes is easy because of the ample space and lash volume. But for the bottom eyelashes, you need to be very careful and precise to avoid clumping and smearing mascara product all over your eye area and cheeks.
What’s the solution to this? Behind all make-up anxieties and reservations, it’s not impossible to do. To make it easier and mess-free even for beginners, you’ll need some tissue paper, a small tip mascara wand or tiny fan brush, and then practice the steps below on how to apply mascara on lower eye lashes.
- Make sure that your eyelids and eye area are clean. Just like any other initial step when applying makeup, start with a cleanand moisturized face.
- Dip thin coat of mascara product with the mascara wand. When you dip the mascara wand into the bottle and pull it out, you need to remove the excess mascara product. Too much mascara on the brush will cause clumping and flaking. To remove the excess, pat or brush the wand on tissue paper.
- Use a clean tissue paper, or a thin wedge-shaped makeup sponge to protect the skin underneath the lashes. Fold the tissue into two and place the folded edge under your bottom eye lashes near the outer waterline. Hold it in place gently with your less dominant hand. This will allow you to apply the primer and mascara with your other hand, without smearing any makeup on your skin.
- Start with the mascara primer. This will thicken your bottom eyelashes, and add more length and volume. With the tissue paper in between your eye lashes and skin, apply clear mascara or white primer on your lower eyelashes. White mascara primer will help intensify the black or coloredmascara pigments.
- Move the tissue towards the inner water line. To get fuller volume on your eyelashes, don’t forget your eyelashes on the inner waterline (near the nose bridge). Apply the lash primer there as well.
- Apply your regular mascara. With the tissue or wedge sponge still underneath the bottom lashes, apply your regular mascara. If you have a small flat fan makeup brush, use this to apply the mascara. Run the brush tip on the mascara brush and then apply it on your bottom lashes. For a more natural and not too black-and-bold look around the eyes, use softer tone other than black,for example deep brown-colored mascara.
- Cover the inner lower lashes with mascara. Similar to step 5, move the tissue to the inner waterline, to apply mascara at the shorter inner lashes. Let it dry for couple seconds.
- Use a small tip mascara applicator to apply mascara underneath to add more curl. The small tip will give you more control to apply mascara on each lash. Remove the tissue underneath for more working space underneath the lashes. Position the mascara applicator vertically and apply a light coat underneath the surface of your bottom lashes. You can also use a teaspoon, put it underneath the lower lashes near the water line, with the curve facing outward. Apply mascara on the lashes and it will follow the curve of the spoon.
- Use a fine mascara comb for more defined lashes. This will help separate the lashes and remove any clumps of mascara.
- Lastly, apply waterproof mascara. If you have a separate waterproof mascara, apply it over regular mascara to make smudge-free and last longer for the day.
Tips and hacks from pro make-up artists:
- Pair mascaras! – To avoid looking too bold or spidery, use mascara with softer color for the bottom lashes, for example, dark brown mascara.
- For thin lower eye lashes, you can use lash primer – It can be clear or white mascara that’s used build length and volume on your lashes without any color on it. It will apply more surface area for your mascara to stick on. Apply the mascara primer first, distributing it on each lash. After that, follow the same steps mentioned above on applying your mascara.
- Use lash powder – You can use lash extenders or lash powder as a primer too.
- For added fullness, you can add some lash extensions – This involves gluing individual lashes and lasts for about two weeks with proper care. If you’re not familiar with this, check with your local salon for eyelash extension services.
- Amplify volume – Use defining mascara first, followed by voluminous mascara.
- Use waterproof mascara on the last coat – Make your mascara last longer for the day by applying waterproof mascara over your regular mascara product.
- Master mascara brush technique! – For natural finish on your lower lashes, hold your mascara brush vertically and carefully apply the product on each strand
- Clumpy bottle of mascara? – No problem. Before your use it, drop it on a glass of hot water and leave it for couple minutes. Just make sure it’s sealed shut to avoid water seeping into your mascara bottle.
- Use fine or baby powder to add volume – Dust some make-up or baby powder on the first mascara coat. Then apply second coat of mascara for extra amped volume.
- Use tiny mascara brush – The small brush tip will let you go right in between lashes, avoiding clumping. You can also use a small fan makeup brush when applying, with the tissue paper underneath the lashes to avoid smearing on skin.
There you go! Face off your mascara fears and try these steps. Remember that the trick to mess-free mascara application on bottom eyelashes is that little piece of tissue. You can also use soft paper sheet or handkerchief to protect the skin underneath the lashes from mascara stains.
Before applying mascara to the lashes, but after dipping the wand into the tube, dab the applicator onto a tissue to rid the extra clumps.
From underneath the upper lashes of one eye, apply with a zigzag motion, which coats but keeps the eyelashes separate, from the base of the lash through to the tips. (It’s optional to apply to the upper lashes from above, but if you do, always finish the application from below to promote the upward curl of the lashes.)
Comb through any clumps or heaviness using an eyelash comb or a clean wand applicator tool (such as the one below) immediately after applying to one eye. The plastic eyelash combs don’t work as well as the metal ones, but the wand applicator tools are always a safe bet.
Without re-dipping into the tube, use what’s left for the lower lashes of the same eye – you don’t want to thicken lower lashes, as this increases shadows under the eyes. If necessary, comb off build-up, so the lashes are merely stained darker. Then repeat step one to three on the other eye.
If you are very fair, in the daytime, choose a softer shade than black, such as brown, dark brown or navy, otherwise black mascara works for day and evening, for any occasion.
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Experts say that eyebrows have two main purposes: keeping moisture out of our eyes and expressing emotion. But may we add one more function—fabulousness!? It really is amazing just how much of an impact eyebrows make. Too sparse, too unruly, too whatever, and your whole facial symmetry is thrown off!
So to help make sure your eyebrows are always on point, we’re dishing our favorite tips – 8 of them to be exact -on how to do your eyebrows—and we’re not talking tweezing or trimming. We’re talking eyebrow makeup!
HOW TO DO EYEBROWS TIP #1: START SIMPLE
If you’re a brow newbie, stick to easy-to-use brow products like a tinted brow gel or mascara which brushes on easily, tinting and taming brows with just a few strokes.
HOW TO DO EYEBROWS TIP #2: DON’T START AT THE FRONT OF YOUR BROW
Weird, right? That seems the logical place to begin your eyebrow artistry, but it’s way too easy to overdo the front. Instead, start at the center or tail of your brow to avoid putting too much on.
HOW TO DO EYEBROWS TIP #3: SHADE DON’T DRAW
No matter what your method of choice, your handiwork should be tiny, hair-like strokes. You might see makeup artists outlining perfect brows in one fell swoop but they’re pros. For the rest of us, tiny, angled strokes.
HOW TO DO EYEBROWS TIP #4: FILL IN SPARSE SPOTS
There are so many natural-looking options nowadays. One or two strokes of our new Brow Extensions Fiber Pomade Crayon creates thick, natural-looking eyebrows instantly thanks to hair-like fibers that adhere to brow hairs for a thicker, fuller effect.
HOW TO DO EYEBROWS TIP #5: SOFTEN HARSH LINES
A perfectly sculpted brow looks great in an editorial situation, but in real life, it can be a bit much. Buff out any noticeable eyebrow pencil lines inside the brow, and also trace over the outline ever so slightly with a spoolie brush.
HOW TO DO EYEBROWS TIP #6: WATCH THE TAIL
It tends to get ignored in favor of its front and center half. This leads to unbalanced brows, which is not cute.
HOW TO DO EYEBROWS TIP #7: START LIGHT
And add more product as you go. Halfway through doing your eyebrows, stand back, look in the mirror and survey your work. How’d you do? Missed a spot? A bit heavy on the left side? Brows are a series of checks and balances.
HOW TO DO EYEBROWS TIP #8: ENHANCE YOUR SHAPE, DON’T RE-CREATE
Always follow your natural brow shape rather than trying to recreate someone else’s eyebrows.
Inspired by these tips, but need help finding your perfect brow shape or the right brow product? Try Brow Play Tool for instant – and personalized – recommendations!
Brow pencils, filling powders, arch-shaped stencils, quick-dry gels… there’s no shortage of eyebrow-accentuating products on the market, and I’ve tried nearly all of them on my quest for bushy, beautiful brows.
The product-laden path to better brows is not one I walk alone, though. When the thin, overly-plucked look of the nineties and early aughts gave way to today’s bold, natural arches, it was fashion’s cruelest joke. Those of us who had waxed, plucked, and picked our brows clean back in the day (side note: why did we do that?) suddenly couldn’t grow them back. Cue the influx of brow-boosting beauty products.
Read more: 3 simple steps to getting Instagram-perfect eyebrows
Sporting a haircut with bangs — even though they’re hard to style and make my forehead oily — in an effort to conceal my bald brows; getting fake eyebrows microbladed onto my forehead — a process that involves carving short, hair-like strokes into the brow bone with a blade and filling them with permanent ink; slathering the area in castor oil every night (I’ve heard it makes hair grow faster); penciling on a quick pair of eyebrows before bed at my boyfriend’s place so that he wouldn’t know what I really looked like; putting together a three-ingredient cocktail of expensive brow products (powder, gel, and clear mascara) to apply religiously every single morning, even for trips to the grocery store.
To say that I’ve spent thousands of dollars in an attempt to solve my bald brow problems is a conservative estimate — which makes it all the more ironic that the one product I’ve come to love above all others totals less than $8.
I’ll admit I was skeptical when I first stumbled upon NYX’s Tinted Brow Mascara. I had tried other brow mascaras before, and found most of them to be too pigmented and hard-drying to look natural — but at $7.50, I couldn’t exactly say no, could I? The product comes in five shades, and I chose the color “Espresso” — a dark brown on the edge of black.
Using it for the first time, I couldn’t help comparing it to Glossier’s Boy Brow (a cult-favorite brow mascara that’s basically the industry standard for natural eyebrows). Personally, I thought Boy Brow was fine; but I had to layer it over something else, like pencil or powder, to get the coverage I needed. I expected a cheaper version of the same from NYX — but instead, it was love at first swipe.
The NYX Tinted Brow Mascara features a spoolie almost twice the size of Boy Brow’s, large enough to cover the entire brow area in a single motion. In addition to grabbing and coating every single hair — even the light, baby-thin ones that you barely even know are there — the spoolie disperses the sheerest hint of color on the skin under the brow, adding definition and dimension; this, for me, is the key to natural-looking arches. The formula is heavy on the wax (it’s made with beeswax and candelilla wax, among others), which means it has staying power without that hard, crunchy finish you typically see with brow gels. After a single day of use (the mascara stayed put for eight hours, even during a workout), I knew I’d never need anything else.
It’s helped me develop a foolproof, 10-second technique for natural-looking brows, too. First, I use the freshly-dipped spoolie to brush the few brow hairs I do have upwards, starting from the inner corner and working my way outward. Next, I backcomb the brow, which ensures every single hair (and the skin underneath) picks up some pigment. Finally, I swipe outwards over the entire area to set the look in place. Brush, brush, brush, go.
The bottom line
The rest of my brow-centric beauty products have since been banished to the back of a bathroom drawer — and I don’t miss them at all.
Even though the applicator, shade range, and formulation of NYX Tinted Brow Mascara are, in my opinion, unmatched, the thing I love most about it is that it makes me feel normal. With a coat of this on my brows, I’m not that anxious girl desperate to cover her forehead with bangs, or the woman who spends 30 minutes in front of the mirror each morning. One quick swipe transforms me into the low-maintenance, easy-going person I’ve always wanted to be: me, just with better brows.
In 2015, I deemed clumpy mascara my “thing”—I wanted to look like I rolled off the Gucci runway each day, so I intentionally let my mascara clump with abandon—think big, spidery lashes. While this is still a look that I flirt with on occasion, I more consistently go with a more natural lash look today.
But as anyone who has ever applied mascara can probably attest, unintentionally clumpy mascara is rather annoying, and we’ve been wondering how to apply mascara in a way that eliminates clumping altogether. To find out more, Byrdie spoke to several makeup industry insiders, Kelli J. Bartlett, Amanda Rodriguez, and Eddie Giron, to gain their industry insight into the matter.
Meet the Expert
is a makeup artist and founding member of Glamsquad.
- Amanda Rodriguez is a brand manager of WLDKAT and the former global artistry manager at Urban Decay.
- Eddie Giron is an Ardell educator and makeup artist.
Keep reading for six expert-approved tips and tricks for preventing and reviving clumpy mascara.
Perfect Your Technique
Believe it or not, there is a right way to apply mascara: “The bulk of the mascara should be at the root. not the tip [of the lash],” Bartlett says. Her recommended technique for applying mascara leaves most of the product at the middle and ends of the lashes, as too much product at the root can cause clumping. Here’s how it works:
- Tap your mascara wand against your eyelash roots, making sure the brush is separating the lashes.
- Roll it forward (much like a hairstylist would when blowing out hair) to capture each lash.
- Move it back and forth while pulling the brush in an upward motion. (Note: Make sure to do this gently, otherwise you run the risk of your mascara clumping, especially if you've got shorter, sparser lashes).
Know When To Toss Your Mascara
If you haven’t already been replacing your mascara every three months, then now’s the time to start. That’s because old mascara is among the most common causes of clumpy mascara. “Mascara’s shelf life starts ticking the second you open it, so make sure you keep an eye on how long you’ve had that tube rolling around your bag,” Rodriguez says.
To avoid shortening the shelf life of your mascara, don't pump your mascara wand in and out of the tube during application. Instead, "twirl it before taking it out," Giron advises, to ensure you get an even coating of product on your mascara wand.
One of Rodriguez’s biggest tips for preventing clumpy mascara is to make sure that you’ve completely removed all traces of mascara from the last time you wore it. She recommends double cleansing to get the job done. “Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil and Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser ($18) are my go-to’s to ensure yesterday’s flaky mascara isn’t messing with my fresh application,” she says.
Use a Primer First
A great lash primer widens your lashes without creating clumps and generally preps lashes for an even mascara application. So, it’s worth investing in a product like Dior’s Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer, which is infused with an oil serum, to improve the thickness and curl of your lashes both immediately and over time.
Don’t Put On Too Much Product
In terms of the amount of product you should apply to your lashes, "two coats should be the limit," says Rodriguez. "Anything more will over-pile and give you spidery lashes." But if you go too far with your application, Rodriguez recommends Urban Decay's Essential Eye Tool to comb out excess product and to keep lashes long, separated, and defined.
(Note: This product is currently sold out. For something similar, we recommend IT Brushes For Ulta Airbrush Brow/Lash Styler #118, $13).
Choose the Right Wand
As a general rule, Rodriguez says to choose a mascara with a molded plastic wand. “A plastic brush will work easily through your lashes like a mini comb and give you soft, smooth lashes. Though, if you’d like to get more technical, different types of lashes may respond to some wands better than others.
For example, a fine-toothed mascara brush can accentuate the length and minimize clumping. "The tiny teeth untangle short, curly lashes—grabbing and coating even the smallest hairs," says Bartlett. Meanwhile, an hourglass-shaped brush with dense bristles is great for building volume and length without clumping, as the shape allows an even distribution of product from root to tip.
Yes. Apart from not using expired mascara, you should look for formulas that will not dry out (or at least, not as quickly). Ingredients like natural oils, natural waxes, vitamin E, panthenol, are moisturizing and non-synthetic.
If you've got clumpy lashes due to applying too much product, don't despair. You can remove the clumpiness without having to totally redo your mascara. Just grab an old (clean) mascara wand and gently comb through lashes in a straight upward motion from root to tip. This will help to remove the excess product (and clumps).
Forget the Fairy Godmother, it's a Pixie that you need!
First time users of the Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara can find it difficult to apply it correctly, especially if they’re the sort of person who skips the instructions and dives right in
If you’d prefer to watch a quick video tutorial then visit my YouTube channel!
When your mascara arrives it comes in a box and there will be two tubes inside with a handy little case. This is great if your makeup collection is like mine (vast and spread through my flat) so the two tubes stay together even if that means they’re lost together. Like this:
One of the tubes is the transplanting gel, the other is the fibers. The wands look slightly different so it’s easy to tell them apart.
Transplanting Gel Wand Fiber Wand
Step one: Apply the transplanting gel to the top lashes of one eye. Make sure you use smooth, slow strokes and coat all of the lashes from base to tip. Do not move onto the other eye yet because the transplanting gel dries quickly!
Step 2: Immediately brush the fibers on top of the transplanting gel from mid way to the tips of the lashes. Again, do this slowly to reduce the risk of any fibers falling into your eyes and do not brush the fibers too close to the base of the lashes.
If any fibers do fall into your eyes, do not worry they won’t do any damage (it’s happened to me so many times) just gently brush them out of your eye and continue like the pro you
pretend to be are.
Step 3: Take your transplanting gel and put another coat of this, slowly, over the fibers. This seals the fibers in and stops them from falling onto your cheeks!
Step 4: The great thing about this mascara is that it’s build-able! You can repeat step 2 and 3 as many times as you like to get the lash length you desire. Personally I think 2 coats is plenty, but it’s totally your choice! Just remember to finish with the transplanting gel over to seal in those fibers in.
One eye with 3D Fiber Lash Masacara and one without Step 5: Now you can follow step 1 to 4 on the upper lashes of your other eye. Remember: slow and steady so the lashes don’t stick together!
Step 6: If you wish, you can do the bottom lashes, one eye at a time, following steps 1 to 4.
Top Tip: When the tubes are closed, you can twist them a bit tighter until they click and it allows you to then pull the inner tube out. This way you can see how much is left!
Bonus tip: Use a hairdryer on a low, cool setting and let it blow upward on the upper lashes for 10-15 seconds after you’ve applied your final coat of transplanting gel. This will add a little extra flare to those lashes and is less damaging than using an eyelash curler. You’re welcome ♥
For any beauty-conscious person having beautiful eyes is a must. Beautifying your eyes is never complete without the application of mascara. But the problem arises when it comes to applying the best mascara for lower lashes . Many of us skip this process which ultimately makes our eyes look half done. After reading this blog, you will be aware of the techniques of applying mascara on lower lashes too.
What is Mascara
Mascara is a beauty product that enhances eyelashes . It serves the purposes of darkening, thickening, and defining the eyelashes. Most mascaras come in a liquid form inside a tube, but it is also available in the powder and cream form. Oils, pigments, preservatives, and waxes are some of the basic components used in the formulation of mascara.
Can You Apply Best Mascara for Lower Lashes
One of the most frequently asked questions about applying mascara is whether you can put it on your lower lashes. The problem arises because things get messy when you attempt to apply mascara on bottom lashes. Applying mascara on top eyelashes is hassle-free because of heavy lash volume and sufficient space for the mascara wand. Although bottom lashes do not have that much space, it is not impossible to apply mascara there. All you have to do is to be precise and careful. Only by being alert can you avoid smearing this product on your face.
How to Apply Mascara on Lower Lashes
We are now coming to the point of how to apply the best mascara on lower lashes. Here we will share a step-by-step method of applying mascara on bottom eyelashes. To perform these steps, you need to have some tissue paper and a mascara wand with a small tip.
1. Before you start applying mascara, make sure that both eyes and eyelashes are clean. For that, use a cleanser to wash your face and moisturize it properly.
2. Next, dip the mascara wand inside the bottle and bring it outside. Since too much mascara is the reason for flaking and clumping, remove excess products from the mascara wand with tissue paper.
3. Now, put clean tissue paper under your lower lashes to protect the skin. In place of tissue paper, you can also use a thin makeup sponge that comes in a wedge shape. For the tissue paper, fold it and place the folded edge near the outer waterline of your lower lashes.
4. Before applying that mascara, you need to apply primer . It will allow your eyelashes to become thicker and longer while adding volume to them at the same time. Try to use a white primer or clear mascara on the bottom lashes to intensify the mascara color when you apply.
5. After that, slowly move the tissue towards the inner waterline. Putting primer on the inner waterline lashes is also crucial for a fuller eyelash volume.
6. Now is the time to apply the mascara on lower lashes. Even during this process, you need to keep the tissue or wedge sponge under the lower eyelashes. In case you have a small flat fan makeup brush, you can use that too for this purpose. Rub that brush tip on the mascara wand, and then apply it to your lashes. Use softer mascara tones like deep brown color for a natural look.
7. Move the tissue under the inner waterline and put mascara on the shorter inner lashes. Give it some time to dry up.
8. If you want to add more curl to the lower lashes, you can also use a small tip mascara applicator. With this applicator, you will have more control while applying mascara on every single lash. You have to post the applicator vertically and put on a light mascara coat. Using a teaspoon underneath the lower lashes is another good option. The curve should face the outside, and you can easily apply mascara following the spoon curve.
9. Get more different lashes by using a fine mascara comb to separate the lashes. It will also remove any clamp.
10. This is the last step of applying the mascara, where you need to put on waterproof mascara. This step is essential if you chose to put on regular mascara earlier. Waterproof mascara ensures that you can stay smudge-free throughout the day.
Types of Mascara
Generally, mascaras can be waterproof or washable. Take a look at how these mascaras are different from each other.
1. Washable mascaras
These mascaras have higher water content. For this reason, they are more flexible on the lashes and easier to remove. If you put on washable mascara, your lashes can move freely. You do not need any makeup remover to get rid of this mascara, as simple water can do the job for you. Overall, this is the healthier cosmetic option for your eyelashes. But the problem with these mascaras is that they do not fully dry up and can smudge on your skin.
2. Waterproof mascara
On the other hand, waterproof mascara comes with lower water content. Many products may not have any water content and can withstand tears, sweat, rain, and any other dampness. These mascaras dry down completely and bind lashes together. However, this can sometimes cause pulling at the lash root and falling of lashes. Because of its durable components, you need to use a special eye makeup remover or oil cleanser, or even makeup remover to remove waterproof mascara.
That’s it – Now you know how to apply the best mascara for lower lashes . By following the above techniques, you should not have any problem putting on the mascara. In case you are looking for a trusted source to purchase an authentic mascara brand, try our website.
Raise your hand if you want perfectly sculpted eyebrows! It’s no secret that the right eyebrow shape can completely change your face. And with so many rising eyebrow makeup trends—from brushed up brows to soap brows—it’s safe to say your makeup collection is more inundated with eyebrow products than ever.
Amongst the brow mascaras and pencils, there’s one eyebrow product in particular we’ve become partial toward: eyebrow pomade. With the proper technique, a brow pomade can be used to give you sharp, defined arches that can totally make your next Instagram selfie. Want to see what we mean? First, we’ll introduce you to our best eyebrow pomade; then we’ll share a step-by-step tutorial on how to use it.
OUR BEST EYEBROW POMADE
Without further ado, allow us to tell you about the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame and Set. This cream brow pomade comes with an angled brush and blending spoolie—everything you need to create your next flawless brow look. The lightweight formula easily glides onto skin and brow hairs to frame and set your look. With the help of the angled brush, you can easily draw individual hairs, precisely shape your arches, and fill in any sparse areas for a naturally defined and styled brow look that stays put. Oh, and did we mention the formula is waterproof? Say no more!
HOW TO USE A BROW POMADE
Ready to put our best brow pomade to good use? Follow the steps below, and you’ll be a brow pomade pro in no time!
STEP #1: CLEAN YOUR BROWS
To ensure you achieve the flawless brows you’re after, make sure your eyebrows are free of any residue. Saturate a cotton pad with the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types and brush it over your brows to give yourself a clean slate.
STEP #2: BRUSH IT OUT
Once your brows are clean, use the included spoolie to brush through them and prep your brow hairs for the pomade.
STEP #3: GRAB YOUR POMADE
Dip the angled brush into the pomade. After dipping the makeup designer brush into the creamy formula, lightly dab to remove excess product for more precise application and to prevent any potential mishaps. When it comes to pomade, a little product goes a long way!
STEP #4: OUTLINE YOUR SHAPE
Use light, short strokes to begin to outline your brow shape. Take special care to define your arch! It’s best to take your time while doing this—but if you do have any bumps along the way, a bit of micellar water on a cotton swab will be your saving grace.
STEP #5: FILL IN SPARSE AREAS
Once you have your outline completed, dip the angled brush back into the pomade and use a light hand to create feathered, hair-like strokes to fill in any sparse areas.
STEP #6: BUILD UP YOUR LOOK
Continue to create hair-like strokes throughout your brows, building up the color, density, and boldness to the look that you desire. Like we said, less is more, so take your time to avoid an overdramatic brow look!
STEP #7: COMB AND BLEND
Use the spoolie to comb through your brows and blend the pomade for a natural, realistic brow look. This will get rid of any harsh lines and also allow you to position your brow hairs to your liking.
STEP #8: FINE-TUNE WITH CONCEALER
Last but not least, if you want absolutely perfect arches, you’ll want to reach for a concealer. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage has a full coverage, waterproof formula that’ll do the trick. Take a little of the liquid formula on a small, tapered brush and apply it along the outline of your brow shape. This will sharpen your arch and cover up any minor mistakes. Make sure to blend to avoid any harsh lines!
Having Troublesome issues with your eyelashes and mascara? Lets do it in a proper way which will give you immense pleasure and satisfaction. You will definitely know how to apply mascara like a pro. Now I’ll be sharing with you 5 quick mascara tricks so always in time that go ahead and jump right into it.
5 Best Tricks Of How To Apply Mascara For Beginners
Before you even begin applying your mascara make sure that you are using a product that will be able to do the job. First check out the expiration date of the product. Check how many days it has, for how long you can use your mascara.
After opening, if you have been using it for a longer time it’s time for a new one and that’s very important because you don’t want to use a product that has expired so close to your eyes. Also if your Mascara has dried out it wants to give you those fabulous flashes that you want that it’s going to be a disaster so there are two ways to bring it back to Life.
First, take a glass of hot water and put it inside for about 5 minutes or add just a few drops of contact solution inside and close it and shake it well. don’t go crazy with the eye drops because they can change the consistency of your mascara. I think that can totally ruin it. So make sure that you use just a few of them now.
I just want to mention that these tricks won’t be able to make your mascara look brand new. I mean the best thing that you can do is go get a new one. However, they will help you get some of that product that is left inside the tube and use your mascara a few more Times. With this also read about how to thread eyebrows at home
in this post.
This is my favourite trick I do every time I apply my mascara. Usually with most mascara the wand grabs too much product so what you need to do can do that on a plain tissue or if you don’t want to waste any of that products clean it on the tube so when you put the wand back in the tube the product will be pushed inside.
Again when you use a wand which is not loaded with the ton of the product you will be able to quote every single Lash separately without adding all that existing product which causes your lashes to stick together and look clumpy on you. It can always build up and get the result that you want but it’s very difficult to remove the market that you already applied on your eyelash.
Brush through your lashes and separate them with the clean brush fully before coating them with mascara and after you have added the muscara it’s like brushing your hair before you’re doing a hairstyle.
If you use it cleans fully after you have added the mascara it will get rid of every clamp it will make sure that everything is evenly applied everywhere. So gonna make everything prettier so why not use this trick to know more about how to apply mascara like a pro.
This is very important when you are building up your lashes. So you already applied your first layer of mascara right and you want to go ahead and you know at some point make your lashes even longer even fuller. You want to make sure that you apply the second layer as quickly as possible.
So go back this won’t into your tube take it out wipe it off and go ahead and add your second layer. You don’t want to apply the second layer when the first one is already dried out. It’s going to be a disaster; you want to make sure of that. You apply the second layer as quickly as possible while the first code is still wet.
I mean it hasn’t dried out and by adding two or three coats I usually don’t go with more than three but if you do that he will be able to process it. Build up your lashes and make them look longer and fuller just make sure that you do it quickly.
Here in this state I will share my kind of using mascara. First I start off by Rolling or wiggling the wand at the roots of my lashes and that way it makes sure that most of the product is applied there and then I just drag it all the way up and I am repeating the same with the next coat now.
This can be very uncomfortable. If you are doing it for the first time but just practice it’s going to be worth it. If you manage to do it now, something that I want to point out is that you don’t want to visit the wand all the way through your eyelashes because that will cause them to stick together.
Now with rolling you don’t really have that issue you can do it all the way through the land this can be difficult at first I understand that but you see a difference when you will rolling the wand the eye lashes are quoted properly and rolling technique will take your life game to the next level I promise. You just try it out. Read more about how to apply lipstick perfectly in this post.
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This is the second in my how to apply makeup after 40 series. I asked Maninder Krishnan, a makeup artist and image consultant, to give me a makeup lesson on how to properly apply makeup, suitable for an over 40 woman. Last time we discussed foundation and powder, this time we will look at the eyebrows and eye makeup.
You may want to use an eye brow pencil to give your eyebrows more definition of fill in some empty patches. However, it is important not to draw just a line with the pencil, as Maninder says: “Everything in makeup is about blending.” A good tip from Maninder is to use an angled brush instead of the pencil. Take the colour from the pencil and then apply with the angled brush. Maninder also shares some good tips on how to determine where to end your eyebrows.
I don’t have a lot of eye makeup and the pallette I have recently bought consists of 4 colours ranging from light pink to dark purple. Not very suitable for day according to Maninder, since these are frosted colours as well.
A good tip in applying eye makeup is to use foundation over the whole eyelid. It evens out the skin tone and lightens the eye. Since I have quite deep set eyes, it was decided to only use minimal eye shadow. It was amazing for me to realise that Maninder also agreed that eye shadow didn’t really work so well for my eyes. Perhaps my natural instincs of hardly using any eye shadow all these years was right. However, she felt it was important to define my eyes with eye liner and apply mascara, to make the eyes come out a bit more. She also used foundation on part of the eyelid.
In order to get a good application of mascara it is important to brush the mascara on the eye lashes and sweep it out. This will result in full, balanced eyelahes. Check the below clip for a demonstration by Maninder.
Well, that’s the eyes covered. Tomorrow the finishing touches. Blusher, concealer, lipstick and before and after pics!
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When it comes to a redhead’s makeup routine, one of the biggest challenges is finding the right color for emphasizing eyebrows and eyelashes. This can be tricky, since most natural redheads have either very light copper brows and lashes or barely-there blondish-white ones. That coloring poses a problem with too-dark mascara—if it isn’t applied all the way to the lash line it’s really noticeable. Same goes for eyebrow products that are too dark.
So, how are you supposed to make brows and lashes look natural on hairs that are almost invisible? It’s easy, according to Los Angeles–based makeup artist Christina O’Hara. With O’Hara’s help, we put together this quick-guide for redheads.
Natural Brows for Redheads
You Will Need
• Tinted brow gel. Match the color of the gel to your hair for the most natural-looking result; we used Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Brunette.
• Two extra brow brushes
1: Take the brush from your brow gel and wipe excess gel onto the lip of the tube (similar to how you would with mascara).
2: Start at the inner corner of your eye and brush outward, in the same direction the hair grows.
3: As you apply, use the tip of the brush wand to help re-style the shape of the brows.
4: To finish the look, use one of the clean extra brow brushes and go over the brow hairs to separate and break up.
5: Repeat on your other brow, using the second clean brush.
Redhead Lashes Made Easy
You Will Need
1: Curl lashes. Look down, press curler onto lashes, hold it, remove, and repeat, moving down your lashes until they’re curled to your liking.
2: Take the mascara wand and apply product to lashes, rocking back and forth horizontally as you swipe up and out.
3: Use the fan brush to get in between the lash line. Rather than dipping the brush into the mascara bottle, wipe a bit of the product onto the brush using the mascara wand. Look down, and apply mascara to the base of the lashes with an outward motion.
4: If you want to intensify the look for night, just use a bit more product and do an extra coat or two.
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The brush end grooms brows and eliminates excess color, the highlighter in the middle of the pencil works to give your brows the illusion of an instant lift under the brow bone, and the triangular-shaped brow pencil glides on effortlessly, defining and shading the look of your eyebrows. This must-have pencil is available in 5 shades, explore them below and find your perfect color…
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Magic Step 1
Start by brushing the hairs upwards to reveal your brow’s natural shape. Use the BROW COMPASS to map out your flawless-looking, flattering brow shape!
Magic Step 2
Use the pointed end of the brow pencil of fill-in the eye brow line using short, regular strokes to mimic natural hair. Or, for a softer, tinted effect, use the flat, wider side of the pencil.
Magic Step 3
Lift the brow by applying your favorite highlighter under the arch to enhance your shape and lift the look of your eyes.
Mascara – such a seemingly straightforward eye makeup product but still so difficult to master. If you have been personally victimized by clumpy, spidery lashes, we are here to tell you that you are not alone. Read on to learn how to apply mascara perfectly and some mascara tips and hacks to avoid mascara clumping!
• What causes mascara clumping in the first place?
Everything seems to be going well, your eyeshadow looks flawless, you got the perfect winged eyeliner glam going on, and you are on the final step of your eye makeup – the mascara! You sweep a generous amount of the product on your lashes, hoping to get dramatic and voluminous lashes but instead you come face to face with the dreaded spidery lashes! Here are some common reasons why your mascara clumps –
1. You picked up too much product on your wand and now the wand’s bristles are coated in a thick, goopy layer of mascara.
2. You love layering your mascara and went a tad bit overboard with too many coats.
3. You never clean your mascara wand before using it on your eyelashes.
4. You are applying the product in one single sweeping motion.
5. You are going too heavy with the mascara at the tip of your eyelashes.
6. Your mascara is way past its expiration date.
• What can you do to avoid mascara clumping?
1. Pick the right no clump mascara that gives you denser lashes without the clumps – Not all mascaras are made alike. To achieve the look of wispy lashes, you need to use a non-clumping mascara that gives you the volume without making your lashes stick together. For example, the Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Waterproof Mascara adds dramatic volume to your lashes without any flaking or clumping, making it one of the best non-clumping mascara for your eyelashes. And if that’s not all, the Waterproof Colossal Mascara does not budge for up to 12 hours, making it perfect for the humid Indian climate. To try other non-clumping and non-flaking mascaras by Maybelline from the comfort of you own home, head over to the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool. This virtual makeover tool allows you to test different eye, face, and lip makeup products with zero commitment.
2. A simple trick to avoid spidery lashes is to use the tip of your mascara wand when coating the top of your lashes. Hold the mascara wand horizontally when coating the base of your lashes to add more volume, but as you reach the top of your lashes, turn the mascara wand vertically to get a more precise application and a clump-free look. Focusing the bulk of your mascara at the base instead of the tip gives you the most natural-looking feathery lashes.
3. Repeatedly pumping your mascara wand in and out of the tube to collect more product on the brush is guaranteed to give you some of the craziest looking clumpy lashes. The back and forth pumping action pushes more air into the tube, drying out the product, which then results in the mascara clumping on your lashes. Instead, gently twirl the wand inside the tube to pick up product, pull out in one clean motion, wipe the excess product on the mouth of the tube, and then apply the mascara.
4. Even if you are a fan of layering mascaras to achieve long, thick, and curled lashes, limit your application to two or three coats at the most. Any more than that will cause the product to build up and will definitely give you spidery lashes.
5. Instead of sweeping the mascara wand in one straight line from root to tip, wiggle it back and forth at the base and move upwards in a zigzag motion. This helps to distribute the product evenly through your lashes without coating each individual lash with excess product.
6. While you should not wait for the mascara to completely dry before going in with the second layer, we recommend waiting at least 30 seconds to give the first coat some breathing room. Layering the mascara when it is still completely wet will fuse your lashes together and cause them to look clumpy and messy.
7. Mascaras, especially waterproof mascaras, are difficult to remove at the end of the day. But leaving the product on you lashes overnight will make it difficult for new mascara to go on smoothly when you do your makeup the next day. Spend some extra time on your eyelashes when you remove your makeup at night. Use oil or any oil-based makeup remover on a cotton pad and hold it over your eyes for 15 to 20 seconds till the product melts away. Then go in with a gentle facial cleanser to wash away your eye and face makeup.
Now that you know the Dos and Don’ts of mascara application to avoid mascara clumping, learn how to apply mascara perfectly by reading our step by step mascara application guide.
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So the biggest complaint I get from my friends and from other women is that they don't know what mascara to use, and I always say you can use two or three different mascaras, even if you have to double up, because not one mascara does it all. I really found that you need to use one or two different mascaras. So the thing I look for is when I look for the mascara , the most important thing is the brush.
So, on the L'Oreal Voluminous, you'll notice it's very long, and the bristles are very out, and that makes the lashes long. On the Cover Girl Lash Blast , it's very fat and very short, that makes it very thick. . . . And then you have the ultimate; the [De'jour] which is very long, thick and fat and that does a little bit of both but not as good as the cover girl and voluminous put together.
So, I;m gonna show you how I get all three mascara looks on Sebella's eyes. I like to start with the L'Oreal Voluminous, this to me is the most original, and I always make sure I take a little bit off the mascara at the end, sometimes I even have to dab it on a tissue, so I just dab it down a little bit. I always make sure I curl the lashes before I put the mascara on which we've done before. Sebella already has nice, already curled lashes so what I do is, I just, push them up a little bit with my finger and sometimes I even do that putting on Vaseline, put a little Vaseline on my finger and I'll just dab it up a little bit, and it naturally bends the lashes. And what I do with the mascara is I start and I rotate it. I bring it down, and up , and down and up. Sometimes I move back and forth if i want to get in there. And then I'll just play with it,going up, up , up. But as you can see already her lashes are getting longer and longer and longer. Sometimes I just twirl the mascara , see how I'm twirling it, it's really getting in there. And then with the same brush, and I don't normally add mascara for the bottom,I don't dip it in, I usually just, whatever's left over from the brush is what I put on the bottom. Because if you put it back in to the mascara it just makes it too clumpy. This gives you just enough, to make the bottom lashes look natural. And all I'm doing is going back and forth, pointed, back and forth. And that's what I like with this brush, it makes it nice and long, long lashes and very natural. I only did one coat of this, if I wanted to go very strong, is when I'd do two coats. I can use the same mascara if I'd like or if I want thickness I'll do the cover girls lash blast. Now this is the lash blast, but, because I already used one coat of this, I don't wanna clump you up, so what I do is, I try to take a little bit of the mascara off of this, do you see what I'm doing? So you see a little bit on the brushes and I take a little bit off. And then what I do here, this is the part that's fun, I go in again, very little, dab, dab, this is more like dabbing. Using it very little, very little. As you can see with my finger, I lift her eyeball up , so I really get in there, and very , very lightly touching it, and I don't touch the bottom. Now, if I feel like it's too clumpy, that's when I take a comb, and I go through it, very lightly, and that's what I'd do with two coats of mascara. And there you have your mascara."
When it comes to applying eye makeup, creating a look that works for your specific eye shape is essential. Before picking up a makeup brush, it’s helpful to identify your eye shape and target the techniques and products that will flatter it flawlessly. For hooded eyes, especially, this can be a little tricky. But fret not, because we’re walking you through the ins and outs of how to do makeup for hooded eyes. Before diving into our best makeup tips, let’s discuss exactly what hooded eyes are to help you figure out whether you’ve got this eye shape.
How to Tell if You Have Hooded Eyes
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What is my eye shape?”—you’re not alone! There are a handful of different eye shapes out there, including upturned or downturned eyes, monolids, and—the topic du jour—hooded eyes.
This eye shape gets its name because the brow bone and/or your skin creates a hood over the eye. Depending on your genetics, this can be a strong or mild hood. While anyone can have a hooded eye shape, the hood can become more prominent as we get older as the skin begins to drape downward.
“Take a look at your crease, and if you can’t see the crease when your eyes are open then your eyes are [likely] hooded,” says Kirsten Peterson, Senior Regional Education Manager for IT Cosmetics. In cases of mild hooded eyes, you may be able to see your crease slightly, but it won’t be as strong of a crease as someone with non-hooded eyes.
Makeup Challenges for Hooded Eyes
Hooded eyes are beautiful, but they can present a few challenges when wearing makeup. Peterson says some of the common struggles include:
- Mascara smudging onto the brow bone disappearing when the eye is open
- Difficulty creating a cat eyeliner with liquid liner
- Not having enough eyelid “real estate”
To help combat some of these key challenges, follow these makeup tips for hooded eyes.
Wear Mascara That Won’t Smudge or Transfer
One of the biggest makeup frustrations with hooded eyes is that mascara tends to brush against your brow bone, which can create an unwanted smudging effect. To combat this, choose a high-quality mascara that won’t betray you. Hello Lashes+ Mascara is the perfect wand for the job. It creates lift, separation, and curl and won’t flake, smudge, or transfer.
Pro Tip: All mascara is a little wet just after it’s applied, so be mindful of that while you’re applying and waiting for it to dry. Instead of looking downward when applying mascara, look straight ahead into the mirror or tilt your chin upward, then wait 30 to 60 seconds.
Use a Precision Eyeliner
The real estate on hooded eyes isn’t as vast as it is for other eye shapes. When applying eyeliner, use a product with a fine precision tip, such as the Superhero No-Tug Retractable Eyeliner, that won’t take up any more space than you’d prefer. Available in black, brown, and silk taupe, this retractable eyeliner is pointed and primed for precise action!
Going for a cat eye with liquid eyeliner? Less is more! Create a very thin line across the outer third of your upper lash line, then create a tiny flick that extends upward and stops at your crease. For an extended wing, place your pointer finger at your temple and gently pull up. Extend the liquid eyeliner, allow 15 seconds for it to dry, then release.
Create Extra Space Under Your Brow
Though you can’t add more space between your brow bone and lash line, you can fake the appearance of more space with a few key makeup tricks! The first trick is to be mindful of how you’re filling in your brows. Instead of creating harsh lines or a “drawn on” look, use an eyebrow pencil that mimics the appearance of real brow hairs. Also, don’t fill in your brows any lower than they actually are.
Another trick for faking more space is to apply a very small amount of non-glittery, non-shimmery highlighter just underneath your eyebrow. Hello Light Anti-Aging Powder Luminizer offers the right amount of subtle luminosity for this. Use a narrow eyeliner makeup brush, or similar, to apply just a touch.
Pro Tip: Be careful not to apply your luminizer all over the brow bone itself, which will have the unwanted effect of highlighting this area and making it look larger.
Place Eyeshadow Just Above the Crease
One of the signatures of a hooded eye is that most (if not all) of the lid is hidden when your eyes are open. To ensure your eyeshadow is still visible when you’re not blinking or looking down, apply it across the entire lid and slightly above the eye crease. Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick—which comes in 12 gorgeous shades—can be applied directly from the stick to your lids and then blended out with your fingertips for an effortless look.
Try a Cut Crease
A cut crease is a makeup technique where you create a defined line at, or just above, your natural crease. It helps create the illusion of a broader eyelid and is one of the best makeup tricks out there for people with hooded eyes going for a dramatic look.
To create a cut crease, apply a lighter shade of eyeshadow up to your crease, then apply a darker shade above the crease with a crease brush. Gently press the brush into your crease and use a back-and-forth windshield wiper motion as you follow the natural crease.
Like anything, this look may require some trial and error but it’s totally worth it! You can build off this look if you want via a smokey eye or winged eyeliner. Don’t forget a few swipes of mascara.
For more makeup tricks, check out our guide on how to shape your eyebrows and then learn how to create natural-looking makeup in under five minutes.