Mascaras are honestly the best thing to have happened to us beauty junkies. A single coat of your favourite mascara can not only make your eyes look bigger but also adds the perfect finishing touch to just about any eye makeup look.

But according to makeup gurus, applying two or three coats of the same mascara not only makes your lashes look clumpy but it is also highly ineffective at delivering the length, volume and flutter you so love. Enter: mascara cocktailing. This latest mascara application technique will make your natural eyelashes look like falsies in absolutely no time.

Here’s everything you need to know about this latest eye makeup trend…


What is mascara cocktailing?

Everything you need to know about mascara cocktailing

Mascara cocktailing, also known as lash cocktailing, is nothing but layering your mascaras to achieve your dream lashes. The trend implies that no single mascara can give you amazing curl, length and volume simultaneously, and hence you need to create a cocktail. Simply put, this technique involves applying different mascara formulas on top of one another to create super long, voluminous and dramatic eyelashes. The best part about this makeup technique is that it allows you to create just the kind of lashes you desire by mixing some of the formulas you already love.

If you are wondering how exactly to layer your mascaras, then here’s a complete step-by-step guide for your reference –

Everything you need to know about mascara cocktailing

Step 01: The first step in this process starts with figuring out how you want your lashes to look. If you want length, then go for the Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara - Night Drama. If your goal is more volume, we recommend the Lakme Absolute 3D Lash Volumizer Mascara. To give your lashes a good curl and some shape, you should opt for the Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara.

Step 02: Next, it is time to layer the mascaras. The first mascara that you use should be one that will actually define and shape your lashes. Start with applying a single coat of the Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara to lift, curl and separate your lashes.

Step 03: Now, add some length to your lashes using the Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara – Night Drama over your lashes. This mascara is a great way to lengthen each lash and make it appear long and wispy.

Step 04: Now, step back and take a look at the lashes. Most of you with normal natural lashes may want to stop at this point. But if you have really sparse lashes or are looking for an extra dash of drama, you may want to go in with a volumising mascara such as the Lakme Absolute 3D Lash Volumizer Mascara. This will make your lashes look super thick.

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