When it comes to essential eye makeup products, mascara is right up there with kajal and eyeliner. No eye makeup look, be it a simple everyday look with just a hint of eyeliner or a full-blown smokey eye, is ever complete without a sweep of mascara.

However, most of us only apply mascara on the top lashes; completely ignoring the bottom lashes. This not only makes the eye makeup look incomplete but also makes your eyes look smaller and beadier, especially if you’re wearing kajal. So, if you’ve been skipping applying mascara on your lower lash line because you’re scared of creating a mess (speaking from experience), fret not. We’ve got some super useful tips on how to apply mascara to the bottom lashes correctly. Scroll down to find out what they are.

 

Use a waterproof formula

Use a waterproof formula

Even if you don’t have watery eyes, it is a great precautionary measure to use waterproof mascara on your lower lashes. Especially if you have long bottom lashes. Why? Well, there is a high chance that your mascara will graze the under-eye skin and mix with the concealer or foundation, thereby creating a mess. Using a waterproof formula will lock the product in place; thereby eliminating any chance of a makeup faux pas.

 

Swipe from side to side

Swipe from side to side

Don’t apply the mascara in an up and down motion. This will only cause it to smudge and transfer. Instead, apply your mascara from side to side in a wiggling motion. This will coat all your lashes beautifully, open up your peppers and also prevent product transfer. No mess. No stress.

 

Technique matters

Technique matters

The technique is what separates a rookie from a pro. So listen up. Use only the tip of your wand when applying mascara to your lower lashes. Apply the product only to the root of your lashes to avoid those ugly clumps. For the inner and outer lashes, try angling your wand vertically — this will ensure that each lash is coated properly.

 

Keep a lash comb handy

Keep a lash comb handy

No one wants clumpy lashes, right? But there is a high chance of your mascara clumping on your lashes, especially if you are using the wrong wand or end up picking a lot of product. A simple way to avoid this problem is to comb your lashes before applying mascara. Apart from separating each lash and preventing clumps, combing your lashes also makes them appear a lot fuller. Try it.

 

Cover your undereye skin

Cover your undereye skin

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There are high chances that mascara might transfer onto the skin. To prevent this altogether, place an old visiting card or a spoon right under your eyelashes in a way that the skin underneath is completely covered. Easy-peasy, noh?

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