4 Tips How To Live Up Your Mascara

Mascara is one of my dessert island beauty products (you know, the beauty product you literally can’t live without). Most mascara are only meant to be layered twice. “The more you put on, the more likely it will dry mid-application” says makeup artist Kate Lee. When you put fresh mascara on top of a stiff coat, it’s going to clump and look spidery.

Here’s makeup artist pros spilled their-tips on how applying mascara and how to maintenance :

01. Exposed Roots
If you carefully wiggle your mascara at the base of your lashes, you get a gold star. Everyone else: start doing it “If you don’t get mascara at the roots, your lashes look shorter than they are,” says makeup artist Diane Kendel

02. Too Much Muscle
Press too hard at the base, and “you get brush marks on your lids. and it looks like you put mascara on in a car,” says makeup artist Jillian Dempsey. Clean up mistake with a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover.

03. Buy mascara Two At A Time
Things that are better layered; cookies, rugs, and your lashes. Leveraging different-sized wands is how makeup artists give their clients those crazy long lashes? Pro makeup artist Jordan Liberty explains, For too-good-to-be-real lashes, first apply a mascara with a small wand that gets closer to the roots of your lashes, then follow with a mascara that has a larger wand to amp up the volume

04. Switch It Up
Make sure to switch out your mascara about every three months. That’s when it starts to get dry, and that way you won’t have fallout underneath your eyes during the day. “Oh, and whatever you do, never pump the wand: ding so pushes air into the tube, causing the mascara to dry out faster.

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