When it comes to makeup hacks, you can do so much with them in order to level up your glam game. One of the most versatile makeup products that you can hack many different ways is the mascara - this little baby can be tricked into giving you the eye makeup look of your dreams. From application techniques to playing with the consistency, here are 5 mascara hacks you should take a note of to make your eyes pop..
- 01. Powder your lashes for volume
- 02. Avoid the ‘Clumpiana’ look with oil
- 03. Layer your coloured mascaras
- 04. The TikTok luscious lash hack
- 05. Maintain the cute curl you created
01. Powder your lashes for volume
There are more uses for a translucent powder than you can imagine! For a volumising mascara application, a translucent powder can help add some weight and body to your lashes. Start by applying a single coat of mascara and let it dry. Use a fluffy brush to dust some translucent powder on your lashes and finish with a since coat on top. Use a gentle and safe formula like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder to avoid irritating your eyes.
02. Avoid the ‘Clumpiana’ look with oil
No matter how careful you are, daily use of mascara can make the product in the tube clumpy because of air exposure. If your mascara is going on too clumpy, use some oil to make it smoother. Make sure to use organic coconut, almond or castor oil to avoid irritation. You can also mix a couple of drops of lash-growth oil, baby oil, or a facial oil like the Dermalogica Phyto Replenishing Oil to get the job done. Start small and keep checking the consistency to avoid making your mascara too oily.
03. Layer your coloured mascaras
Coloured mascaras are a tricky bunch; since not everybody has the same base colours of lashes, how your chosen colour will show up on your lash is a gamble. You can, however, control the intensity of the colour by layering different colours. For a deeper pigment, start with a black mascara and layer a rich pigment like the Lakmé Eyeconic Blue Mascara on top. You can tone down the same colour by using a white base first, there is so much you can do with layering.
04. The TikTok luscious lash hack
TikTok has given us more makeup hacks than beauty gurus ever could! A particularly popular hack doing the rounds right now has to do with the technique of mascara application. In order to get super luscious and long lashes, start by dabbing on a lot of products with your wand on the lashes. Then, swipe your wand vertically to coat thick sections of lashes with the product. Lastly, use the usual horizontal action to even out the product.
05. Maintain the cute curl you created
It is necessary to use your eyelash curler before the mascara in order to avoid pulling on them too much. And if you are curling your lashes, you need to maintain them with the mascara application as well. Use a lightweight formula like the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara to maintain the cute curl you just created for long hours.
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Written by Sumona Bose on Mar 16, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!