Learn How to Put Mascara On for Eyes that Speak Volumes

02/07/11 7:53 am | Comments (0) | Posted By: leeorlian

Not everybody is blessed with thick and curly eyelashes, but the beauty of makeup is that it can cover up your “inadequacies” and make you look gorgeous. With the help of the right mascara you can easily achieve length, thickness, and curls in your lashes, which will go a long way in adding to the expressiveness of your eyes. It is important to learn how to put mascara on but there are quite a few other things to be considered as well, such as choosing the right kind of mascara. Let’s get down to learning a few essential things about mascara.

Choosing the Type of Mascara

You must choose mascara keeping your requirements in mind. Do you want length or volume for your lashes? Do you want a formula that stays on longer than usual without frequent touch ups? Do you have sensitive skin and therefore need something that’s hypoallergenic? Ask yourself all the right questions and the answers will guide you towards choosing the right mascara. Here are some of the popular kinds of mascara available in the market.

  • Waterproof Mascara – These mascaras use sealants to coat the lashes, which prevent smearing and smudging. They are an excellent option if you are looking for something for longer wear. If you wear contact lenses, go in for a waterproof mascara that’s hypoallergenic, otherwise it may irritate your eyes or damage the lenses.
  • Thickening Mascara – If you have skimpy lashes, this mascara will add volume to them. Since the formula already makes use of heavy pigments and waxes to plump your eyelashes, you should apply only a single coat of thickening mascara.
  • Lengthening Mascara – Lengthening mascara makes use of a thinner composition of fibers and wax to tint and extend the tips of your lashes. A heavy application of lengthening mascara can cause it flake and clump. Therefore, at a time apply only two layers.

How to Put on Mascara

Before you learn how to apply mascara you must learn how to prepare your eyelashes for the application. Mascara is applied right at the end, after you’re done with the eyeshadow and eyeliner. To start, press powder under your eye. This will prevent the mascara from smearing and if there is any stray mascara, you will be able to remove it easily. With the help of an eyelash curler, curl the lashes to add more definition to them. If you desire, you can also put on a coat of eyelash primer for additional length and conditioning.

Now we come to the actual application of the mascara. To apply the mascara, position the wand under your lashes and sweep it from the base to the tip. Wiggle the wand back and forth so that your eyelashes are coated well and there is minimal clumping. Before applying an additional coat, make sure the previous one dries completely. Too much mascara can cause “spider eyes.” Remove any clumps in your lashes using a lash comb.

Towards the end, I’d like to add that knowing how to remove mascara is as important as knowing how to put mascara on. So, keep a good eye makeup remover (preferably the hypoallergenic variety) with you to take off the mascara as the day comes to an end.

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