Mascara is the one product I can’t live without so below is 5 quick steps you can apply it like a pro.
Step 1. Curl your lashes. If you curl them after you apply mascara, you risk pulling them out.
Step 2. Take the mascara wand out from the tube. Rub off excess product with a tissue to prevent clumps. No matter what you do, do NOT pump your wand in and out of the tube. This will get air and bacteria into the tube.
Step 3. Holding the wand parallel to your lashes, start wiggling it in a zig-zag motion from the base of the lashes and brush towards the tip. For lower lashes, hold the wand vertically and carefully brush lash by lash. Remember to go easy on the lower lashes because too much mascara on there can accentuate undereye circles and have an aging effect.
Step 4. Repeat with a few more coats until you have achieved the desired look. Allow each coat to dry before reapplying to prevent clumps.
Step 5. Run a mascara comb over your lashes to remove any clumps. Clean up any smudges with a Q-tip.
Extra Tool You Can Use With Mascara
With both a mascara protector and a lash comb, the Koji 88 Mascara Protector & Comb I picked up in Asia has definitely become my best friend to nail flawless mascara application. All you do is place the protector under your lower lashes or above your upper lashes when you apply mascara. The protector will act as a shield by isolating the lash line so you will never get mascara onto the rest of your eye. The lash comb on the other end helps separate clumpy lashes so you do not get that spidery look. The device can also be folded so it is like half the size of a credit card which makes it so easy to travel with! This is definitely a great product for both klutzes and pros!
How To Remove Mascara
Gentle is the key when it comes to removing mascara. Soak a cotton pad and a Q-tip in your favorite eye makeup remover. Place the cotton pad under your lashes and gently use the Q-tip to wipe off the mascara from your lashes. Next, close your eyes and place another cotton pad soaked with remover on your eyelids for 10-15 seconds. Repeat if necessary.