The Best Mascara for your lashes
How to choose...
Do you know how to choose the best mascara for your eyelashes?
Or are you a bit like me - think that there is very little difference between all the brands and allow yourself to be easily swayed by a special offer!
Well, never again - because I've just found out more about eyelashes and how to dress them than I ever dreamed possible!
Did you know that there are no fewer than 5 different sorts of brush or wand to choose from - and each one is specifically designed for a different sort of lash?
So it's not about choosing the best but whatever is the best for YOU and the effect you want to achieve.
I learned so much from watching a demonstration recently that I wanted to share it with you.
Check out at the bottom of the page how to apply for the best effect.
The best mascara for YOU is about choosing your wand...
Of course there is a difference in the texture and makeup of different
mascaras and we develop our favorites but, there is no doubt, that the
most important choice is the type of wand you choose.
As long as you're applying it properly, there are very few people who can't wear and look good in black mascara. But if you have a special occasion coming up and you expect a few tears then have your eyelashes dyed and choose a clear mascara.
If you really want to look the biz don't skip the Eyelash Curlers before you begin your eye makeup.
Comb wands for short or sparse lashes
- because every single lash is coated to look more full
- evenly spread bristles can be used like a comb
- this sort of comb wand adds length not volume
- it won't leave clumps of mascara, each lash is clearly separated and defined
- and they are great for a natural look
Curved wand for lift and curl
- so they are perfect for poker straight lashes
- the curved wand is thicker at the base than at the end
- so more product is applied to the end of the lashes
- this enables more 'feline flick' at the end
- by wiggling the curved wand you can ensure that you coat every lash which helps to lift the lashes
Big tapered wand for thick eyelashes
- they are great for adding a dramatic look
- they will add length and volume
- perfect for arranging each individual lash
- this is not the best mascara for short lashes as the wand is too large to cope
- apply in short quick wiggle motions to thoroughly coat lashes
Straight wands for ease of use
- perfect for those who have never worn mascara or even beginners
- very easy, no technique needed at all
- they are versatile and tiltable
- a straight wand provides a natural looking volume and length
- you can apply across, underneath or just on the ends of your lashes
Bottom lash mascara for precision
- a special bottom lash mascara allows you to be precise
- they have a tiny brush for accuracy
- apply in short precise strokes all along the bottom lashline
- it can be applied to top lashes also and will help to separate
Get the best flutter to flatter...
Stuck together eyelashes look awful and will always ruin the effect of your makeup!
once you've found the best mascara for your lashes, make sure you're
applying it properly and you don't end up with lashes that look like
dead spider legs.
1 Check the expiry date. Once your mascara is 6 months old it's best to discard. Bacteria can set in and it will undoubtedly have become gloopy.
2 Make sure your lashes are completely clear of old makeup.
3 Curl your lashes before mascara - doing it afterwards won't allow the lashes to hold a curl and can cause them to break. This eyelash curler and comb combined ensures that you're separating at the same time.
4 Then apply 1 or 2 coats of mascara.
5 Don't over apply and wipe the mouth of the mascara tube if it gets lumpy.
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