A slightly dramatic statement but I am sure you get my drift.
Unless I have my eyelashes tinted regularly or I wear eyelash extensions I feel naked, in the worst way. I remember my mother saying she felt like a “bald eagle” without her mascara; I have no idea what that is but I know how she feels. Recently I got caught short without my magic wand and I felt very under dressed. I bought the best replacement I could; it was then I realised there are mascaras and there are mascaras.
I figured out quite quickly it is better to go without than persevere with a bad product.
Everything else might fall by the wayside but dark lashes make all the difference and nothing helps open and brighten the eyes more than a coating or two of good dark mascara. There is an unfriendly flip side; there is nothing less attractive than badly applied mascara.
Applying and wearing mascara well is as much about what you don’t do as what you do.
The Do’s and The Don’ts
Don’t pump the wand in and out of the tube.
This pushes air inside the tube and makes the product, dry and flaky. Instead, twist the wand back and forth in a circular motion and coat with the correct amount.
Before applying gently remove any excess on the wand with a soft tissue.
This avoids clumpy lashes, the application will be so much more even and the waste miniscule.
Apply mascara to the bottom lashes first and look upwards during the application.
Coat the topside of the upper lashes with mascara.
When applying mascara to the top lashes, look straight ahead.
Curl the upper lashes with the Shu Uemera lash curlers.
Curl as close to the root as possible, being sure not to trap any skin in the curler. Pump the curler for 10 seconds and then move onto the next eye.
Once curled, apply more coats to the base of the eyelashes and zigzag upwards to make sure you cover every single lash.
It will probably take several applications to reach the desired thickness. Go slowly, it is easy to add more.
If the lashes straighten after only a couple of hours, using waterproof mascara should help this, but is more difficult to remove.