I have gotten quite a number of questions on mascaras so here are a few Q&A:
Anonymous asked: “Hi, is there a way to prevent mascara from smudging?”
Answer: Of course you can prevent mascara smudges! Here are a few ways that will help:
* Use a waterproof mascara.
* Powder your undereye area especially if you have oily skin around the eye area.
* Curl your lashes so they are less likely to touch the undereye area.
* Skip mascara on your lower lashes.
* Keep your hands off your eyes.
Anonymous asked: “I was just wondering if you ever found an mascara that gives volume, lenghtens, and the curl stays the whole day? Mascaras tend to be just one or another and that really makes me mad T_T. The lancome l’etreme i bought is very disappointing.. the l’oreal featherlash is great for the natural look but i was looking for something that gives volume, length, and keeps the curl at the same time.”
Answer: Sadly, from my past experiences, I have not found a mascara that curls, lengthens and thickens all at the same time. Most mascaras either tend to do one or the other. One trick I learnt from Asian model Ella Koon is to use different mascaras at the same time. What she does is use a mascara for thickening followed by one that lengthens. It does sound like a hassle but trust me, it works. As for lashes that stay curled all day, the simplest way is to have your eyelash curler handy. I always have my Shiseido one in my purse no matter where I go. Before you curl your lashes, blast your curler under a blowdryer for a couple of seconds. Make sure the curler is warm and not hot. Then curl as your lashes as usual – it really makes a difference! You can also use an electric eyelash curler. I have one by National that I picked up at the Tokyo airport and I *love* it!
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