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Mistake-Proof Your Mascara: Take Your Eye Make-Up To The Next Level!

Manavi Siddhanti

Beauty Editor

We may be muggles but we do know the power of a mascara wand. From helping you look more awake to a false-lash effect, this power tube makes your eyes stand out almost every day. But when it comes to using it, it’s not always smooth-sailing. So, we put our heads together and came up with the ultimate fail-proof guide that’ll help you swish your wand like a pro! 


1. The key to reviving clumpy mascara.


Don’t you hate it when you’re just about to be done with your look, and there it is, your expensive mascara, too thick to apply? Instead of pumping it (this only invites bacteria in your bottle by the way), add a few drops of lens solution or alcohol-free make-up remover. Once you’re done, stir the formula with a spare wand or a Q-tip and it’s good as new!


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2. Keep it flake-free.


This one has happened to me. The mascara has ended up under my eyes (instead of sticking to my lashes) and was not only the reason of my embarrassment but also a zit. When I did a little research, I found out most mascaras with microfibres tend to shed. So you might want to try another mascara the next time you’re at Sephora!


3. This tool won’t allow your lashes to stick together.


It happens with the best mascaras — when applied to your lashes, it just tends to make your lashes stick to one another. It’s best to take the help of a lash comb like this one. Not only does it separate your lashes but also helps them look more voluminous. Win, win!


4. The one trick that makes it smudge-proof.


If your mascara tends to smear as soon as you apply, it is probably because the ink is still wet. The only way you can tackle it is by NOT blinking for 30 seconds. This will help to avoid mistakes that make you hold a Q-tip and also help set your mascara for the day.


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5. The trick to layering mascara.


Don’t get me wrong, I love anything that doesn’t require touch-ups. Long-stay formulas are great, but a pain to take off at the end of the day. On days you have a little more time (or a party to attend), you can use two mascaras. Use a normal mascara closer to the roots and swipe a layer of waterproof mascara just on the tips.


P.S. Coconut oil can be a saviour when it comes to taking out stubborn make-up!


Mascara brands you must try:


1. L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara (Rs 895)


2. Clinique High Impact mascara (Rs 1,850)


3. Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum Express Mascara (Rs 361)


4. M.A.C In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara Lash - Dimensional Black (Rs 2,000)


5. Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara (Rs 2,900)


 


Images via Shutterstock & Unsplash



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Published on Dec 23, 2017
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