Maximise Your Mascara
Is mascara something that gets quickly thrown on as a last step to your makeup? If so, you might be missing out! Take a moment to slow down and really discover the impact it can make to your look.
Careful application helps to open, define and lift the whole eye area. To us, that's worth investing a few minutes in!
GET SOME LIFT
Lash lifts are one of the most popular treatments in salon at the moment - and it's not surprising. The curl helps eyes look more open, lifted and lashes longer.
If you can't make it in to see your beauty therapist, you can get a similar (temporary) result from eyelash curlers. Rather than the torture devices that many people think of them as, they're actually an incredibly simple addition to your makeup routine that make a huge difference. Curl your lashes before mascara application, 'pumping' the curlers open and closed from root to tip for the biggest lift. Just make sure you gently 'test' before squeezing down to make sure you haven't accidentally trapped any skin...
GET A WRIGGLE ON
For maximum impact, we want to coat each eyelash with mascara. So when you're pulling the wand through your lashes, add a little wiggle side to side. This will help the brush to get to each lash from all sides for complete coverage. At this stage, you can also work to place your lashes - fanning them out in the way you would like them to sit.
ELONGATE FOR ELEGANCE
Adding an extra coat to the outer corner of top lashes will elongate the eye for a little extra glamour.
And don't forget the bottom lashes! Rather than re-dipping your mascara wand, use what's left on the tip to gently coat lower lashes.
TROUBLE SHOOTING TIP
Mascara clumps are no one's friend. But they often turn up uninvited anyway. Grab a clean mascara wand (or a spoolie brush) and comb through while the mascara is still wet. This will help to separate any clumps.
And there you have it. A few tips to help your mascara work even harder for you. If you're looking for a mascara to team these tips with, head over to our Mascara Matchmaking post.