Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ms Mandii's Tips On Getting Quick Glam Lashes - Mascara tips and tricks!

Those that know me know I love the look of long, voluminous lashes.  Usually on the days that I’m not a hectic mess trying to get the kids ready, I’ll take the time to add on falsies to make my lashes look extra glam – but that only happens rarely.  On the days that I need to be out the door but I still want to draw attention to my eyes, I’ve picked up a couple of easy mascara tips and tricks that make my lashes look fabulous quickly and without much fuss. 

1.  Prep your lashes your lashes by curling them.  You should do this first before applying mascara even if you are going to put on false lashes.  It’ll give a more defined shaped to your lashes before you put on your mascara.  You can always omit this step, it’s not entirely necessary – but it’s worked for me.

2.  When applying mascara, work from the base of the lashes to the tips of the lashes.  It helps distribute an even coat from beginning to end.  Also wiggle the brush to help separate the lashes and when you get halfway, hold the brush there for a couple of seconds to give your lashes a bit of lift and prevent clumping.     

3.  I like to go for two -three coats of mascara (remember I like them dark). When applying an extra coat of mascara, make sure to do it while the mascara is still wet.  You don’t really want to go over dry mascara because you could encounter clumpy lashes! 

4.  To achieve super fab lashes, use two different types of mascara – for example use a lengthening mascara and then a volume mascara right after, or a volume mascara and a ultra dark pigment mascara to follow up.  Just make sure not to let the mascara dry between coats (refer to tip 3).

5.  Don’t forget to apply mascara to the lashes on the outside corners of your eyes/ edge of your eyes.  It adds oomph and looks like falsies!  If you are feeling even a bit more daring put a bit of mascara on your lower lashes, they make the eyes seem wider.

6.  After applying mascara and have allowed it to dry, you can make them more dramatic by curling them over.   To add more hold to the curl, heat a metal eyelash curler with a blow dryer and then curling the lash.  (Make sure it’s not overly hot before you put that thing close to your eye.)
7.  When you’re all set and done with applying mascara and curling the lashes, add fullness by lining your upper waterline (under your top lashes) with dark eyeliner to cover any gaps.  For a night out, line the top of your lash line with a dark liquid liner for a more glamorous look.

8.  This final tip is to help you retain beautiful natural lashes – be gentle when you are removing all your makeup at the end of the day, especially mascara. If you are rough, you risk pulling out your delicate lashes -  and then what you are going to put mascara on?????
This is usually the routine I follow when I want to go all out with my lashes and don’t have much time to spend on them. I hope some of these tips and tricks can help you achieve your glam lashes without too much effort.

If you have any other tips you’ll like to add, comment below! 

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