Mascara makes everything better! It adds drama to your lashes and definition to your eye makeup. If this doesn’t make you want to reach for your trusted mascara tube every morning, we don’t know what will!

However, the biggest downside of wearing mascara is… going overboard with it and ending up with clumpy lashes *ouch*. The last thing you’d want is hideous spider lashes. Therefore, when it comes to applying mascara, you need to master the art of striking the right balance. Very little might not be effective at all, whereas, too much might ruin your eye makeup entirely. So, how do you avoid going overboard with mascara, you ask? Read on.

 

Tip #01: Avoid multiple coats

Tip #01: Avoid multiple coats

This is the thumb rule of applying mascara. Avoid applying five to six coats in order to make your lashes look thick and voluminous. The thicker you make your lashes, the clumpier they’ll look. Instead, the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara - Black can do a great job in only two or three coats.

 

Tip #02: Clear excess mascara from the wand

Tip #02: Clear excess mascara from the wand

Did you know that the biggest cause of clumpy lashes is using a wand that is loaded with mascara? Therefore, it is best to wipe off the wand with a paper towel before you place it back in the tube. Less product on the wand will ease the application process for you.

 

Tip #03: Replace your mascara every three months

Tip #03: Replace your mascara every three months

Mascara is the only product in your vanity that lasts not more than three months. After three months, the mascara dries up, which leads to clumping. Apart from that, bacteria starts to accumulate in the tube which further adds to your makeup woes. Therefore, make sure you’re tossing your mascara every three months.

 

Tip #04: Store your mascara in moderate temperature

Tip #04: Store your mascara in moderate temperature

When you store your makeup in hot temperature, it tends to age faster. While you can store waterproof mascara in your fridge, it’s ideal to store a regular mascara in a cool, dry place where there is no direct sunlight.

 

Tip #05: Keep the mascara lid airtight

Tip #05: Keep the mascara lid airtight

Another way to avoid excessive mascara is to close the lid tightly after use. When you leave the lid loose, you’re inviting germs and other bacteria into the tube, which further makes way for clumpy lashes.