If we ask women about that one makeup item that they just cannot leave at home, we are likely to hear the word ‘Mascara’ multiple times. Though an essential, applying it is not as basic as it may appear. There are definitely some slip-ups taking place in the process of applying it. So, how to get it right and make the lashes perfect without those tuff marks of smudges all around? Scroll down to find out common mistakes you are likely making while applying mascara and how you can fix it.
1. Using the mascara wand horizontally only
Okay! We know that wiggling the mascara wand at the base of the lashes is a classic technique of applying it and we are not saying that it is wrong. However, in addition to it, you should also use your mascara wand vertically to give your lashes a proper coat.
2. Using only one mascara for curling, lengthening and volumizing
Layering is very important to get the perfect mascara look. However, not every mascara can give the lashes curls, length, and volume.
3. Only coating the bottom of the lashes
Typically, when we apply a coat of mascara, we only focus on coating the bottom part of our lashes. Doing this will weigh the lash down and will not give it that attractive and alluring feel.
4. Curling the lashes after applying the mascara
Curling your lashes after applying the mascara is a big ‘NO’. Doing so can make you lose your lashes.
5. Not applying concealer on the lids
One of the most annoying thing about applying mascara is the smudges it can leave on the lids while it is drying up. Using makeup remover to get rid of the stains is still a solution but not for the eyelids.
6. Trying to coat the root of the lashes with a huge wand
Getting the roots of your lashes close to the lash line can be a hard task with a big and oversized mascara wand.
7. Trying to coat the tiny lashes while looking down
As per the classic mascara application technique, looking down into a mirror or tilting the chin up is the best way to coat the lashes. In reality, you should be looking in all directions to set the mascara properly.
8. Applying another layer of mascara at the end of the day
Mascara is nothing like a blush or lipstick that can be easily reapplied at the end of the day. Unless you have the time to redo your entire face, never apply another layer of mascara.
9. Not separating the lashes after applying mascara
The mascara spider lashes look dramatic only on a runway. However, in real life, not separating your lashes after applying mascara can give your lashes a hard and sharp look.
10. Pumping the wand in the tube to get the mascara
A very common way to take mascara on the wand is by putting the wand back and forth into the tube. However, this can dry out your mascara real quick.
11. Not wipping off excess product from the mascara wand
When you pull the wand from the tube, you actually have way more mascara on it than you need. This can totally overload your lashes and can ruin your perfect mascara look.
12.Trying to clean the mistakes too soon
When you get a little mascara on your skin, let it sit. Rubbing it off immediately will smear it all across your skin, creating an even bigger mess.
13. Using a collection of old mascaras for too long
While you think using old mascaras are fine until they haven’t crossed their expiry date , you probably should not do it as it becomes lumpy with time because of airflow.
May your lashes be long and gorgeous.