Updated: Jan 30, 2019
For most us, the way we apply mascara is a well-established routine. We do it pretty much every day: mouth inadvertently open, a bunch of swipes on each eye, and that's it. But do you ever find yourself wondering if you're doing it correctly? Have you questioned how long you should be curling your lashes? Check out the following 5 hacks I have to get your lash look on point!
1. Not all mascara wands are one-size-fits-all. If you have a smaller eye shape, you'll need to use a smaller wand in order to effectively reach all of your lashes. The whole point of mascara is to make sure it gets to the root of your lashes, to give your eyes depth. If you have small eyes, you can still use volumizing brushes that have a big, dense shape; just seek out companies that make downsized versions designed to reach smaller eyes. Check out the awesome mascaras from Mary Kay. My personal fave—the Ultimate Mascara. https://www.marykay.com/holivares/en-us/products/makeup/eyes/mary-kay-ultimate-mascara-black-130710
2. Don't move the wand back and forth. If you zigzag your wand, you're going to make your lashes zigzag as well. Instead, wiggle the wand a little at the roots and then pull it straight through your lashes. The wiggling effect will help create separation and the illusion of fullness. It creates a “well” of color.
4. Use your brush to get more curl if you need it. If that one squeeze with your curler isn't cutting it, you can use your mascara brush to give your lashes more oomph. Simply roll the brush as you move it through your lashes if you find that you want more curl.
5. Apply your mascara in phases. Ever feel like you don't have time to make sure you're perfectly wiggling your mascara wand through your roots? Yeah, me too. That's why I suggest putting your mascara on in phases throughout the day when you find the time. Instead of rushing my coats of mascara in the morning, I put a light coat on at first, and then I'll add a light coat on my way out the door, and then I'll put on one more coat sitting at my desk or before I go out. There's nothing wrong with checking on your mascara to make sure it's as fresh as possible at all times. It’s called dedication to your look.