Three Essential Make Up Tips: Mascara

Mascara allows you to darken and extend your eyelashes to true movie starlet glamour, and forms the central piece of many women’s make up bags. Get the most from this essential bit of make up kit with these three essential mascara tips.

Tip One: Apply Mascara In A ‘Zig Zag’ Movement

Rather than simply sweeping your mascara brush from the roots of your eyelashes to the tip in one downward (or upward) motion, agitate the brush back and forth in a ‘zig zag’ motion. This motion helps reduce the likelihood of mascara clumps, as only the necessary amount of product is applied thanks to the short time the brush spends on the lashes. It may take a couple of goes to get this right, so practice before doing it for real.

Tip Two: Always Use A Clean Mascara Brush To Finish

If you want to avoid panda eyes – and let’s face it, who doesn’t? – then it’s important you remove all excess mascara from your lashes once the application is complete. One method of ensuring the amount used is appropriate is mentioned above, but it’s best to check after the application also. The best way to do this is to use a clean mascara brush, perhaps one previously used in a mascara that has been washed clean, to sweep over the eyelashes and collect any unnecessary product.

Tip Three: Emphasize The Corners of Your Eyes

For truly glamourous lashes without looking like you’re caked in mascara, just apply the product to the corners of your eyes. This opens your eyes out without making your lashes look thick with mascara.

8 thoughts on “Three Essential Make Up Tips: Mascara

  • October 22, 2015 at 1:56 am
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    Unfortunately I am not blessed with long curly lashes. Mine are short and straight!
    But I found a great way to make your eyelashes curl and appear longer! Heat up your eyelash curler with some warm water or blowdry, wait until your eyelash curler becomes warm to not burn your eyes and curl your lashes! Your eyelashes will keep the curl longer and make the process of applying mascara much easier 🙂

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  • September 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm
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    I am so bad at applying mascara, so the zig-zag method helps a lot. It prevents my mascara from ruining my eyeshadow too. I would recommend using two different mascaras for a glamorous look – one mascara for lengthening and another dedicated to volumizing the lashes. It’s a great way to get that false lash effect without actual false lashes.

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  • April 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm
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    what is a mascara , i need some help i am doing my girlfriend make up as a challenge for a video i need to find out about these things , also what kind of brushes to use for that and how to apply it .

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  • April 29, 2015 at 9:37 am
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    I really liked the idea of applying mascara in zig zag motion.But I also want to know if there is something important that I shouldn’t miss while picking different color.My sister once used blue mascara and she looked amazing but when I tried the same….it was awful.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 9:10 am
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    Yes,the best thing I found in the article is to apply mascara in zig zag motion.But I really want to know about the different colors that match the rest of the make up.My sister once used blue.It looked amazing in her lashes but as I tried the same….it was awful.

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    • September 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm
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      Applying mascara in a zig-zag motion is very helpful indeed. A lot of mascaras are heavy and will leave you with clumpy, stuck-together lashes otherwise. Colored mascaras should be applied sparingly but I would allow someone with more knowledge to teach you how to apply it first and then you can attempt to replicate it later.

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  • April 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm
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    Do you have any tips on preventing the mascara from drying out? This happens pretty frequently to me. I guess I may need to use it up before it gets too dry because I don’t use it that often.

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  • April 27, 2015 at 10:15 am
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    The Mascara is a very famous technique and very demanded nowadays, it attracts famous actors and glamour models. the article gave a very complete tutorial about how to perform the Mascara and how to get the best result using only three simple steps.

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