Of all the things sitting in our makeup bag, mascara seems to be the easiest to apply. Just open the tube, apply a few strokes to your lashes and done, right? If it’s that simple then how is it that you still don’t manage to get it perfect?

If you thought there’s no right or wrong way to apply mascara, you are in for a surprise. The truth is each eye shape demands a different method of applying mascara. When you get the technique right, your lashes can go from looking meh to stunning instantly!

Close-set eyes
 

Close-set eyes

Those with close set eyes such as Kareena Kapoor Khan’s should emphasise on the outer corner of the eyes to make them look wider. After applying the first coat of mascara, focus on the centre and outer lashes in the second coat to add more drama. Apply in a zigzag motion to ensure every lash is evenly coated.

Wide-set eyes
 

Wide-set eyes

For wide-set eyes, do the opposite of what was suggested for close-set eyes. After applying the first coat focus on the inner corner to the middle of your eye lid in the second coat of mascara. This will give the illusion that the eyes sit closer together. Use darker shades as they will bring focus to the centre of your face. Use a lash comb if your mascara starts to get clumpy in between coats.

Hooded eyes
 

Hooded eyes

Hooded eyelid can flatten the eye shape, so emphasising on the centre of your lashes will create height and give the illusion of bigger eyes. Start by curling your lashes and then opt for volumising mascara such as the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara – Black to lift your lashes and add volume. Also, use darker shades of eyeshadow for this eye shape to create dimension.

Almond eyes
 

Almond eyes

Women with this eye shape can play around with mascara the way they desire because they have the near-perfect eye shape. This eye shape looks great even when mascara is applied to both upper and lower lashes. So go ahead and play up your lashes!

Prominent eyes
 

Prominent eyes

If you have prominent eyes and they are the boldest feature on your face you should go easy on mascara. Curl the lashes first to add shape and use mascara to add height rather than length. Apply mascara in a zigzag motion to create even looking fuller lashes.

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