The majority of women wear mascara on a daily basis, and always wonder why sometimes they can’t seem to get it right. There are some things you might not know about mascara and it can be causing problems. Here are some tips to get better looking lashes with and without mascara.
Mistake 1: To many coats. Mascara is only made to do 2 coats at most. If you apply more coats, the mascara will dry as you applying it and will cause your lashes to stick together. To keep this from happening make sure you buy a new tube of mascara every three months. If mascara gets to old it may not apply as nicely as it used to, so you will feel like you need more coats. Be sure to not apply mascara over mascara from the previous day as well. It will cause clumping.
Mistake 2: Pumping the wand. When you go to apply mascara, you have been known to pump the wand a few times if you are getting low. Do not pump the wand! It causes air bubbles in the mascara, which causes it to clump. Instead, twist the wand in the tube as you pull it out, and wipe the excess mascara off at the top as it comes out. It will prevent excess mascara from getting on your lashes.
Mistake 3: Keeping mascara too long. Mascara does not necessarily have an expiration date, but you should change your mascara about every three months. Mascara harbors germs and bacteria that can cause itching of the eyes, redness and even pink eye. If you can’t remember how long you have had the mascara for, its safer to just throw it away and buy a new one.
Mistake 4: Improper application. Applying mascara properly is the key to great looking eyes and make-up. You can have the best eye shadow and it can be ruined by having bad mascara. Be sure when applying that you go all the way to the root. Start at the root and wiggle the wand back and forth, then bring it up in a smooth motion to the ends of your lashes. It will make your lashes appear longer, and your eyes brighter.
A great way to avoid all of these problems and have great looking lashes at all time is by getting your eyelashes tinted. It is a $35 service that gives you dark, longer looking lashes for 4-6 weeks. Eyelash tint is an all natural vegetable dye that is applied to the upper and lower lashes starting at the root and going to the ends. It is left on for 10 minutes, the excess is removed. You will no longer have to take the time to remove or apply mascara.