You’ve probably heard your bestie rave about her favourite mascara or your favourite celeb talking about how mascara is the one of the beauty items she’d use if she was allowed to use only 3 and you, for the life of you can’t seem to understand WHY!
Well, turns out you’ve tried several mascaras out there, only to be disappointed the moment you look into the mirror. Either your lashes don’t look as voluminous as the model’s in the mascara ad or your lashes look too clumpy — either way, you this mascara’s are overhyped. Well, allow us to prove you wrong. Follow these four amazing tips before you sweep on mascara — and don’t forget to thank us later.
- 01. Find the correct wand for your lashes
- 02. Use the wiggling motion
- 03. Use different mascara formulas
- 05. Curl your lashes
01. Find the correct wand for your lashes
Believe it or not, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mascara wands. The kind of wand you should use depends on the shape of your eyes. If you have small eyes or monolids, then you would need to use a smaller wand if you want to properly coat all your lashes and give it the desired look.
02. Use the wiggling motion
If you tend to apply mascara in a zig-zag motion or simply coat them from root to tips, then your lashes will never appear fuller or longer. In order to achieve the long, fluttery and fanned-out lash effect, you need to apply mascara in a wiggling motion at the base of your lashes to separate them. Then, brush the underside of the lashes in smooth, upward strokes to lengthen them.
03. Use different mascara formulas
Most mascara formulas (and wands) only specialise at doing one thing. So if you expect a lengthening mascara to give you volume, then your expectation will never be fulfilled. Therefore, if you are looking for a more dramatic effect, we suggest you use different mascara to achieve the desired results. Start with applying a thin coat of the Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara to curl and separate the lashes and then follow it up with a coat of the Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara to add length and volume. This will also prevent your lashes from clumping together.
05. Curl your lashes
Do you feel like your eyelashes never look quite as good as those models you see on magazine covers? Well, this could be because you don’t curl your lashes before coating them in mascara. Curling your lashes automatically helps to lengthen them and open up your eyes, which is half your job done.
BB pro tip: Heat the curler with your hairdryer for a more defined curl. (Just make sure the curler isn’t too hot — slightly warm to the touch should do the trick).