How to Apply Mascara Perfectly – A Step By Step Tutorial

There is a reason why mascara is a desert island must-have for so many women. It opens up your eyes, making them look bigger, brighter, and more alive – all in an instant! No matter what you do with the rest of the eye makeup, the mascara is simply indispensable. At the same time, an improper application can ruin your look. If your mascara is clumpy, uneven, or smudged – it may end up looking appalling rather than appealing. To avoid this, read on.

Things You Will Need

  • Your favorite mascara
  • Primer for eyes
  • Eye shadow (Of your choice)
  • Eye liner
  • Clean mascara wand
  • Lash curler

How To Apply Mascara Perfectly?

Here comes the step by step procedure on how to put on mascara perfectly:

Step 1

  • It is necessary to prep your eyes before you begin your makeup application. Always start off with cleansed eyes. Oil or grime can ruin your look, even before you have begun. So make sure to remove all traces of old makeup, and follow up with a toner and a moisturizer.
  • An eye shadow primer is really important, for it creates a base for your makeup and ensures that your eye shadow lasts long and stays crease-free. So after moisturizing, apply a primerto your eyelids.

Step 2

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  • Proceed to apply an eye shadow of your choice. To make your lashes the focus, make sure that you stick to a neutral color palette.

Step 3

  • Now that you’ve applied the eye shadow, use an eye liner to line your eyes the way you like. You may decide to draw a thick or a thin line. This totally depends on your preference as well as the kind of look that you are going for.

Step 4

Now comes the mascara part. It is necessary to choose the right kind of mascara for the kind of look you are going for. Daytime to evening – there is a mascara that goes with just about any occasion.

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  • Start by curling your lashes with a lash curler. Place the curler at the base of your upper lashes, close the curler and hold it in place for a few seconds.

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  • Taking the tube of mascara, swirl the wand around to coat the bristles with the mascara properly. Make sure that you’re not pumping your wand into the tube repeatedly. This pushes air into the tube and makes the mascara clumpy, and it dries out faster.

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  • Starting at the roots, apply the mascara with a wriggling motion. This ensures that there is more volume at the roots, and your lashes don’t feel weighed down.
  • Do the same for the lower lashes. Since they tend to be sparser and smaller, you might even opt for an altogether different mascara, or switch over to a wand that has smaller bristles.
  • If you have lashes that are sticking together or have clumps of mascara on them, you can comb them out with the help of a clean wand.

 

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  • Repeat the mascara application by applying another coat. This depends on the volume you wish to add to your lashes.
  • Let the mascara dry for a few minutes. Now use the lash curler again, for added curling. This step is optional. You can go for it if you are not satisfied with the volume the mascara gives you.

 

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Applying Mascara: Tips And Hacks

  • Getting mascara everywhere? Here’s an easy hack that shall make sure that you only have it where it is needed – your lashes. Just place a tissue beneath your lashes, so that even if your technique isn’t perfect, your look is.
  • Want more volume? Apply a coat of mascara and dust baby powder before going for the next coat. This gives an instant boost to your lashes.
  • For a more intense and a longer lasting curl, warm up your eyelash curler with a blow dryer before using it. But, make sure that it isn’t so hot that you end up with singed lashes.
  • You’re in a hurry but you can’t seem to find your curler. A metal spoon can do the trick! Just place the spoon at the edge of your lashes and bend them upwards.
  • For an easier application and getting to those hard-to-reach areas, bend your wand at a 90-degree angle. This makes maneuvering the wand simpler and the application steadier.

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