Next to lipstick, mascara
is your most effective makeup tool. It is a great eye opener
that emphasizes the lashes. Apart from the obvious choice
of color, many brands promise to thicken, lengthen, darken,
volumize and condition your lashes. Mascaras are also available
in waterproof and regular formulas.
Using a proper application technique when applying mascara
is extremely important to achieve a finished look. You must
ensure that the mascara covers the lashes from the root to
the tip of the lash.
For your upper lashes, wiggle the mascara wand back and
forth at the base of the lashes to deposit color before rolling
the brush through your lashes. Coat lashes from the very base
to the tips with full strokes. This method creates a thicker
looking lash with the ends separated and the base well defined.
Hold the wand vertically when applying mascara to lower lashes,
running this from side to side. Be extremely careful as to
avoid smudging the under eye area.
When applying more than one coat, combing through lashes between
coats will help prevent clumping.