Mascara 101: How To Pick The Right Mascara For Your Lashes

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
Mascara 101: How to pick the right mascara for your lashes

There’s a reason why so many different varieties of mascaras are available in the market. Because like foundation, mascaras too require a lot of trial and error until you find your perfect match. But if you want to skip the trial and error process and get gorgeous lashes this party season, here’s a guide that will help you pick the perfect mascara. Learn how to choose the right formula and wand type in this article.


How to pick the right formulation?

Mascara 101: How to pick the right mascara for your lashes

Mascara is used to lengthen, thicken, curl and add volume to your lashes. But take a close look at your natural lashes and pick the formulation accordingly. For example, if your natural lashes are curly, opt for a lengthening mascara that will make your lashes look longer. If you have sparse lashes, you would also want to add some volume. In this case, buy a few different formulas and layer your mascara to get the desired look.


Choosing the wand shape

Mascara 101: How to pick the right mascara for your lashes

The next step is to find the right wand shape. All these years you may not have paid attention to the shape of the wand, but it turns out to be one of the most important things. A few different types of mascara wands are tapered, ball tip and curved wand. The tapered type like the Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara helps separate the lashes and creates a dramatic eye look. Whereas the ball tip wand easily reaches smaller lashes and gives a smudge-free application. Those with straight lashes should opt for a curved wand like the Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara as it helps curls the lashes.


When to use the eyelash curler?

Mascara 101: How to pick the right mascara for your lashes

One doubt that most women have is when to use an eyelash curler and whether they really need one? Pressing a tool so close to your eyes may sound scary, but this tool definitely changes the outcome. Curl your lashes first then apply the mascara, doing the opposite will damage the lashes and cause them to fall out.


What is the right way to apply mascara?

Mascara 101: How to pick the right mascara for your lashes

You’ve seen your favourite makeup bloggers apply mascara several times, but you still can’t figure out the right way to apply mascara? Allow us to simplify it for you. Place the wand at the base of your upper lash, wiggle and move it upwards. This will ensure every lash is well coated. Concentrate on the roots of your lashes for a well-defined look. Apply a second coat for more volume and lift. The position in which you use the wands also determines the outcome, holding it horizontally will give thicker lashes, whereas holding it vertically will give a natural finish.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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