These days the cosmetics market offers us tons of mascaras which make it harder to choose the right one for the right occasion. It could take you a number of trials before finding your perfect mascara match. A mascara, if applied properly, would not need the complement of artificial lashes. So, what are the common mascara mistakes we make?
1 . Over coating
The perfect mascara look is a thick lashes look. However, to reach the perfect thickness it is always advisable to apply one to two coats maximum. Too many coats of mascara would result in clumping¸ this would ultimately ruin the look. If two coats are not enough, you should opt for a thicker formula mascara.
2. Forgetting to use the eyelash curler
Even if you are using a mascara formula that promises to curl the lashes, it is always advisable to curl it beforehand as well. These formulas affect the durability of your curled lashes, they do not do the curling itself. Thus, it is necessary to always curl you lashes with an eyelash curler before applying mascara.
3. Coating the tip only
To properly apply mascara¸ apply the coating near the lash line. Many people apply heavy coating to the tip of the lashes only and this makes the mascara wear off easier.
4. Pumping the wand
This is a really bad habit that was passed on to us from the 50s and the 60s. At that time, women thought that pumping the mascara wand would result in a better, thicker looking coating. In fact, this habit results in drying the mascara out and making it more prone to bacteria. It is always advisable to tip the wand only once during application.
5. Smudgy eyelids
Never apply a mascara when you are in a hurry. A mascara should be applied with a steady hand to avoid smudging your eyelids. However, a mascara smudge is best removed with a Q tip and a makeup remover.
6. Pick the right mascara for you
Picking the right mascara for you is key to having the mascara look you want. For instance a lengthening mascara is perfect if you have short lashes, also a waterproof mascara is excellent for an outdoorsy kind of woman. Also, it is vital to take care that almost every eye makeup has a life span of three months. You can push that limit a little but be careful that an expired cosmetic product could cause irritation.