How to apply mascara

When it comes to applying makeup, mascara is often left til the end and considered somewhat of a a "finishing touch". However, simply sweeping on a coat of mascara or two won't emphasise your eyes to their full potential. Follow these tips and learn how to apply mascara like a pro!

How to apply mascara for big and beautiful lashes

It's best to apply mascara before any other make up, because it's the stage that you're most likely to make a mistake or smudge and have to wipe it off and start again. Once your mascara is completely dry, you can apply the rest of your make up.

Rather the pump the mascara brush in and out of the bottle (which introduces air and causes it to dry out), swivel the brush and scrape it against the side of the bottle as you pull it out to get rid of any excess.

Press the mascara brush right at the roots of your upper mashes the press them upwards firmly. Hold for about ten seconds.

Next work on the midlengths by applying the mascara in a zig zag motion from root to tip. This will prevent any clumping and will ensure that your lashes are evenly coated. For greater effected, apply two coats.

The tips of your lashes are often neglected when applying mascara, but emphasising them can make your lashes look huge. Reapply a coat of mascara to the end of your lashes, giving special attention to the outer corner of your eye.

Finally, lightly touch the bottom lashes. It's more flattering than applying a root to tip coat, which can leave your lashes looking like spider legs.

How to apply mascara for a wide eyed, natural look

For a natural look, it's best not to touch your lower lashes at all. Using a thin mascara brush, carefully wipe off any excess on the top of the bottle. Then apply to the central third of your top lashes only. Apply one coat of brown or brown-black mascara for a wide-eyed, natural look.

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