We all love fluttery, dreamy eyelashes, thanks to mascara, don’t we? But the eyelash zone can be a tricky one—you often end up with raccoon eyes or your mascara dries up sooner than expected. Here are some of the mistakes you’re making while using your favourite eyelash tool...
 

Are you pumping the wand over and over again?

Are you pumping the wand over and over again?

Did you know that pumping the wand too many times is not advisable? When you pump over and over again, the air gets inside drying out your mascara faster. This is when you have those unsightly clumpy lashes. Pump it once and then apply.

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Are you curling your lashes after mascara application?

Are you curling your lashes after mascara application?

In the mascara 101 book, this is a complete taboo. Don’t be the lazy girl who remembered to curl your lashes only after applying mascara. Mascara makes your lashes hard and there are chances of your lashes breaking if you curl them after having applied mascara.

 

Do you forget to wipe off the excess?

Do you forget to wipe off the excess?

Wands often pick up more product than required. And when the application results in clumpy lashes, separating them can be a daunting task. Make sure you wipe off the excess mascara on a tissue before application.

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Are you taking it off completely?

Are you taking it off completely?

We get it—removing eye makeup, especially when it’s mascara can be a pain for us lazy girls. You often hurriedly rub your lashes against a cotton swab with remover and hope for the mascara to come off in one go. Unfortunately, when it comes to removing mascara, you need to take a little more effort. Try applying Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on your lashes and then use a cotton swab to remove the mascara gently otherwise you’ll have bacteria around your eyes all night long!

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Is your mascara moisturising your lashes?

Is your mascara moisturising your lashes?

Sure, the idea behind using a mascara is achieving long, beautiful lashes. But at a time when the lines between makeup and skincare are blurring, is your mascara secretly ruining your lashes? We suggest using a moisturising mascara like the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara in Blue, which contains D-Panthenol—an ingredient with intensely moisturising properties.