Here are my tips for naturally long looking lashes:
- Apply your foundation and eyeshadow first. Powder and eyeshadow always end up on eyelashes, so using mascara after is always a good idea to camouflage those powder specks. Plus that powder will add thickness to lashes.
- Curl lashes. I've heard ELF Cosmetics sells a decent one for $1!
- Before using your mascara, be sure to wipe off the excess goop - on a tissue or the edge of the tube - and clumping. If your mascara is dry or flaky, it's time to replace it.
- The "Business Card Trick": to avoid mascara from transfering onto your eyelids - and ruining your make-up - use a piece of cardboard (or an old business card) and hold it as a barrier between your lashes and upper eyelids.
- Apply one coat of your favorite seperating mascara (these come with smaller wands). My recommendation: Maybelline Define A Lash ($6.74)
- Immediatly comb thru lashes with an eyelash comb or spooley to seperate any clumps. This is also available at ELF Cosmetics for $1.
- Apply a coat of volumizing mascara. My recommendations: L'oreal Voluminous and Maybelline Collosal. They have bigger brushes and give volume and length.
- Repeat step 5.
- You can also apply mascara to bottom lashes. Clinique recently came out with an amazing mascara specially designed for bottom lashes "Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara" ($10). You can also use it as a regular mascara to really seperate every lash- even those tiny ones in the corners which makes the biggest difference.
- When I'm done, I like to use an eyelash comb or spooley to seperate any clumps which may have formed.
TIP for daytime and the "natural look":
1. Curl lashes.
2. Use a clear mascara. My Recommendation: Maybelline Clear Mascara $6
What are your favorite mascara's and favorite tried and tested techniques?