1. Bend the Brush of the Mascara Wand so it’s Easier to Maneuver.
As you pull the wand out of the tube, gently bend the tip so it’s perpendicular to the handle. This new shape will make the brush easier to control and get to the harder-to-reach areas, like the tiny hairs toward the inner corner of your eye, when applying multiple coats of mascara to both your upper and lower lash lines.
2. Wipe off Excess Mascara on a Tissue to Prevent Clumps. A brand new bottle of mascara can transfer a lot of extra product on the wand for the first few uses, causing clumpy lashes. So before your first coat, glide the brush over a napkin or tissue to remove any excess formula.
3. Hold the Brush at a Horizontal Angle if you Want Thick Lashes, or Turn it Vertically for a More Natural Finish.The way you hold the brush when applying your mascara can make a huge difference. Holding the brush horizontally and wiggling it back and forth will give you voluminous lashes, while holding it vertically and running the tip of the brush along the length of your lashes will leave you with a longer, more natural look.
4. Hold a Spoon Underneath Your Wye When Applying Mascara on Your Lower Lashes to Avoid Getting Marks on your Skin.Place a spoon below your eye with the curved side facing out, and then apply your mascara like you normally would to your lower lashes. That way, the mascara will land on the back of the spoon rather than your skin. This trick also works when applying mascara on your upper lashes.
5. Make Your Mascara Do Double-Duty as a Gel Eyeliner.Swipe an Eyeliner brush over your mascara wand, and then use the formula on your liner brush to trace your upper (and lower, if you so desire) lash lines for a gel liner finish.
6. Dust Baby Powder Over Your Eyelashes Between the First and Second Coats of Mascara to Plump up your Lashes.Translucent powder or baby powder has grip, so it will stick to your lashes in between each coat of mascara, making your lashes appear more voluminous. Try out this tip using this tutorial.
7. Add a Few Drops of Saline Solution to a Mascara Tube to Re-Wet Flaky Formula.If your mascara hasn’t reached its three-month expiration date but it’s getting a little flaky, revive it with a couple drops of saline solution for a smoother, ***flawless application.
8. Spin the Tip of a Cotton Swab over a Dried Mascara Mistake to Remove the Spot without Ruining your Eyeshadow.If you accidentally touch your eyelid with mascara after you’ve applied your Eye Shadow, wait for the spot to dry, then place the tip of a cotton swab on top of the spot, and spin it until it’s gone. If you try to remove the mark while the mascara is still wet, you’ll smear it and make the problem worse.
9. Create the Look of Thicker Brows By using a Mascara in the Same Color of your Arches to Darken, Fill in, and Set Them.First, wipe off the excess product on a napkin so you’re not left looking like Groucho Marx, then brush your brows in a slightly upward and outward direction. This will help thicken and fill in your brows, while also setting the hairs in place.
10. Curl Your Lashes with an Eyelash Curler While Applying Mascara at the Same Time to Keep Them Curled Longer. If your lashes tend to fall straight, clamp your eyelash curler at the base of your lashes as you apply your first coat of mascara. The wetness of the product can make the curl fall out of your lashes, so reinforce them with a curler as you apply your first coat.
11. Rotate the Angle of the Eyelash Curler for an Even More Intense Curl.To create big-curled lashes, clamp them at the very base, press the curler together lightly, and hold the lashes in place for a few seconds. Completely release the clamp and move it about halfway up the lash hairs while turning the curler at an angle parallel to the ground. Clamp and hold again. Finally, move the curler to the tip of the lashes, and give one final press, turning the lash curler almost upright.
12. Curl Your Lashes with the Edge of a Spoon.If you don’t have an eyelash curler nearby, use a metal teaspoon instead. Place the edge above your upper lashes with the back of the spoon against your eyelid. Then, with your finger, lightly press the base of your lashes against the edge to mimic the clamp of an eyelash curler. Finally, move the edge of the spoon out along the lashes and continue pressing against it for a full curl.