Running late but still want to look like you’ve put in some effort?
Mascara is the secret. On the days when I feel like I’m pressed for time to put on any makeup, I usually go for a nude lip color and a mascara. This is extremely simple to throw together. Mascara makes your eyes look brighter and full of life, and the lip color adds a little color to your face. You can even do this on the way to your destination! All you need is half a minute or so and you will look put together!
And even when you’re going all out on your makeup, the final touches with a mascara will complete your look. At the same time, an improper application can ruin your look. If your mascara is clumpy, uneven, or smudged – it may end up looking appalling rather than appealing. To avoid this, read on.
Before we head over to talk about the actual mascara application process, let’s take a look at the products you will need to apply mascara like a pro.
You Will Need
Your favorite mascara
Primer for the eyes
Eyeshadow (of your choice)
Clean mascara wand
There a few things that can be followed before applying mascara if you’re looking to achieving the full look.
Steps To Be Followed Before Applying Mascara
Step 1: Picking The Right One
Before doing anything else, you will have to find a mascara that is suitable for you. There is a variety to choose from, so take your time to research and understand what you are looking for in a mascara. These could be the determining factors to be considered:
Step 2: Prep and Prime
Step 3: Eyeshadow
Proceed to apply an eyeshadow of your choice. To make your lashes the focus, make sure that you stick to a neutral color palette.
Step 4: Liner
Now that you’ve applied the eyeshadow use an eyeliner to line your eyes the way you like. You may decide to draw a thick or a thin line. This totally depends on your preference as well as the kind of look that you are going for.
Well, those were the steps required to prep yourself before getting to the actual mascara.
How To Apply Mascara Perfectly?
Here comes the step by step procedure on how to put on mascara perfectly:
Step 1: Curl Your Lashes
Now comes the mascara part. It is necessary to choose the right kind of mascara for the kind of look you are going for. Daytime to evening – there is a mascara that goes with just about any occasion.
Start by curling your lashes with a lash curler. Place the curler at the base of your upper lashes, close the curler and hold it in place for a few seconds.
Step 2: Get The Product On The Wand
Taking the tube of mascara, swirl the wand around to coat the bristles with the mascara properly. Make sure you’re not pumping your wand into the tube repeatedly. This pushes air into the tube and makes the mascara clumpy, and it dries out faster.
Step 3: Coat Your Lashes!
Starting at the roots, apply the mascara with a wriggling motion. This ensures that there is more volume at the roots, and your lashes don’t feel weighed down.
Step 4: Do the same for the lower lashes.
Since they tend to be sparser and smaller, you might even opt for an altogether different mascara, or switch over to a wand that has smaller bristles.
Step 5: Brush Out The Clumps
If you have lashes that are sticking together or have clumps of mascara on them, you can comb them out with the help of a clean wand.
Step 6: Second Coat
Repeat the mascara application by applying another coat. This depends on the volume you wish to add to your lashes.
Step 7: Curl Again If Required
Let the mascara dry for a few minutes. Now use the lash curler again, for added curling. This step is optional. You can go for it if you are not satisfied with the volume the mascara gives you.
Mascara Application Tips:
To be honest, I run late very often, so I don’t usually have time to do much makeup. I always carry lip colors, an eyeliner and mascara in my bag just in case (lazy girl hacks for you right here). Even today, I put on eyeliner, a lip cream and mascara in office! Trust me; this makes a lot of difference! It really helped to open up my eyes and make me look made up with minimal effort. The trick here is mascara! Well, now you know how to apply mascara like a pro, why don’t you go ahead and bat those eyelashes!