While applying mascara to our top lashes has become second nature to us, most of us completely skip our lower lashes. But mastering this makeup look is easier said than done. Smudged mascara, ugly streaks and clumpy lashes are some problems that are all too real.

Don’t worry though, with the right makeup tips and tricks, you can expertly apply mascara to your bottom lashes without it looking clumpy or smearing under your eyes. Keep reading for some awesome makeup tips that will help you perfectly sweep on your mascara and emphasise your lower lash line like never before.

Always start with the bottom lash
 

Always start with the bottom lash

We have all been conditioned to start with applying mascara to our upper lashes, but that is not how it should be done. When you apply mascara to the lower lashes first, it will make sure that you do not upset or smudge your eye makeup when you apply it on the upper lashes.

Use a waterproof formula
 

Use a waterproof formula

When you coat your bottom lashes with mascara, it’s best to use a waterproof formula for obvious reasons. This will ensure that it does not transfer and smudge. Also, if you have longer lower lashes, they will end up grazing your under-eye area, resulting in your mascara mixing with your foundation or concealer.

Swipe mascara the right way
 

Swipe mascara the right way

We usually tend to apply our mascara in an up and down motion, but have you tried going from side to side? Professional makeup artists apply mascara in this fashion to the bottom lashes for a bold look that is so reminiscent of the sixties. Give it a try and fall in love, ladies.

Use a smaller mascara wand
 

Use a smaller mascara wand

Since your lower lashes are shorter than your upper ones, it makes sense to use a smaller mascara wand for precise application. A smaller wand is less likely to smear any mascara along your lash line or under your eyes.

Brush through your lashes
 

Brush through your lashes

It is always a great idea to brush through your lashes, both before and after applying mascara. To do so, simply run a clean spoolie through your lashes. This will help your lashes look fuller while ensuring that you avoid any clumps.