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10 Tips and Tricks for Mascara Lovers

February 2, 2014

For many ladies Mascara is one of the most important product to have in your makeup collection. Mascara helps increase beauty to the eye makeup, and opens the eyes to a youthful look. Below are 10 tips and tricks to get the most from your existing mascara plus achieve those voluminous eye lashes every time.

1) How To Fix Clumpy Mascara

m9wyp172This will undoubtedly happen to every tube of mascara over time. The problem is it dries out and then starts to form unattractive lumps. To help prevent this, don’t pump your mascara trying to get more on your wand; you’re basically pumping air into the tube causing it to dry out even faster. Another easy fix is to run the wand under hot water until the water runs clear, and then place it back in the tube, rubbing it around. The water and heat softens the mascara liquid making it apply as if it were a brand new tube!

2) Heat Your Lash CurlerHeat curler

To help curl your eye lashes,  heat your lash curler. Hold a blow dryer up next to your lash curler for about 3-5 seconds. The heat works the same way as it does with your curling iron, giving you those flirty lashes that will last all day.

3) Secret to Curling your Lashes

Get the most out of your lash curler by pinching at the very base of  your lashes, and then lifting the curler up into an inverted position. This creates double the curl and lasts much longer!Eye Lash curler

 4) Use a Mascara Shield

Say Goodbye to the Mascara Smudges and Mascara Spider Legs on your Eyes! This curved shaped plastic device placed under the top or bottom eyelashes ensures the uniform application of mascara without disturbing other make-up or marking the skin. It also helps coat thin or sparse eyelashes making tMascara Shieldhem easier to see. For thick and long lashes, mascara application goes on more smoothly and evenly.

5) Wash & Save Your Wands

WandInstead of tossing them in the bin when your mascara expires, wash and repurpose those mascara wands! You can use them as an eyebrow brush, even applying a bit of colour before sweeping across your brows. Or, spray with hairspray and use them to brush and keep your eyebrows in place.

6) Clump-Free Lashes

It may seem like a waste, but if you want clump-free lashes, you have to wipe your mascara wand off on a tissue before each application. This way you can apply several coclumb free lashesats seamlessly.

7) Dried out Mascara

A typical mascara dries out before half of it is used. When your favourite mascara starts geMascaratting dry, add 4-5 drops of saline solution or eyedrops to the bottle. Insert your wand and stir and…TA-DA! Fresh mascara! This can be repeated 2 or 3 times until all you mascara is gone.

8) How to Remove Mascara Smudges

The Panda Pen

The Panda Pen is such a cleverly designed product, its small enough to fit in your hand-bag and so convenient to use. Basically with one click of a button you have a woven cotton tip which contains a conditioning eye makeup remover that is tough on waterproof mascara and eyeliner but gentle on your skin, and it doesn’t leave an oily residue.PandaPen It is so easy to just run the Panda Pen under you eye and remove any mascara or eyeliner smudges and it will last you a long time. A must have for your hand-bag.

9) The False Eyelash Look

False lashes can be a pain, not to mention time consuming! Here are a few ways to get the look without the hassle:

A. After curling your lashes, apply a thin layer of powder before applying your mascara. Sweep a small blending brush across your compact and apply it to the top and bottom of my eyelashes. Some people use baby powder, although they both have virtually the same effect; creating a base that makes them appear much fuller.

Flasj EyelashB. Apply two coats of mascara to the bottom and TOP side of your lashes, but wait 3-5 minutes in between each coat, otherwise they tend to get clumpy (not cute).

C. When applying your mascara, you don’t want to just move your mascara wand from the base of your lashes up. Make sure you are moving the mascara wand back and forth while going up. The left and right motion will make sure every lash is covered entirely, all the way to the tip.

D. Almost done! Now, check your lashes for any gaps. Use the tip of your wand to apply another coat of mascara to individual lashes where they look sparse. Even better, use a fine tipped liquid eyeliner to fine tune and fill in any gaps.

Line and curl

10) Line and Curl at the same time

Apply a thin layer of eye liner onto your eye lash curler before curling your eye lashes.

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