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Nikki Yazxhi



not quite the look anyone is after! So fear not, here are 10 #beautyinsider ‘mascara moves’ to help you get it right…

Tip #1: How to properly apply mascara.

Master your mascara application with a three-step process:
Step 1: Wiggle the wand left to right at the base of lashes. It s the mascara placed near the roots — not the tips — that gives the illusion of length.
Step 2: Pull the wand up and through lashes, wiggling as you go. The wiggling part is key: Wiggling separates lashes.
Step 3: In this final step, close the eye and place the mascara wand on top of lashes at the base and pull through to remove any clumps.

Tip #2: Keep lashes from clumping.

For some, lash combs are simply too fussy. But for some makeup artists, they’re a great invention and keep lashes glob-free and perfectly separated. So how to use? Apply mascara at the lash base. Then wiggle the lash comb through to the tips of your lashes. Not into the lash comb? Get rid of clumbs without them by removing excess mascara from the wand. Wipe wand on tissue, this eliminates blobs BEFORE you start.

Tip #3: Mix mascaras.

A trick makeup artists use to make lashes pop is apply one coat of lengthening mascara, followed by one coat of thickening mascara.

Tip #4: Give a few coats to the edges by blinking.

Blink onto the brush to give ends an extra coat.

Tip #5: Powder under the eye before applying mascara.

Sometimes mascara smudges because it’s attracted to oily concealer or eye creams.

Tip #6: Zig-zag the wand.

Zig-zagging the wand back and forth during application helps cut down clumps.

Tip #7: For a dramatic look, apply mascara only to the upper lashes.

To make eyes seem wider, apply to the bottom, too. But make sure you give lashes a light touch. Not great at getting those bottom lashes? Try putting a tissue under them before application.

Tip #8: Want that 2nd coat?

Just make sure to do it before the first coat dries, otherwise you’ll get clumps.

Tip #9: Do NOT pump wand in and out of the tube.

This only introduces air into the tube, which will cause your mascara to dry out sooner than it should.

Tip #10: Wait five seconds…

before blinking so don’t get mascara on your lids.

{Pic: Marie Claire}


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