The perfect mascara is a combination of a good brush and a great formula. Therefore swap, change and even combine mascara masks to achieve optimal results. I'm not here today to sell the latest, mascara must try; I'd like to help you get the most out of your current tube with some helpful tips and tricks I learned along the way.
I've already mentioned that colored mascara will be a big trend, but did you know that you can make your own? You have two options: Mix one eye friendly (this is important, check and recheck because you want irritated eyes last), mix in loose pigments with clear mascara for a real color accent or a little color pigment with black or brown mascara for a more subtle approach. I recommend buying single mascara spools and a mixing palette so that you do not permanently dye your daily mascara.
In vain, if you have a brewing powder that you wish it was available as brewing gel; Just scrape off some of the powder, finely grind (I use the powder with clean paper towels in between and then crush it with a rolling pin – yes really!) and mix it with clear mascara. Cheap, cheerful and, above all, tailored to your needs. I also think that mascara stays longer in place and weatherproof than single gels.
As an ex-stage brat, I'm a little bit prone to cover make-up in general; A trick I've been through in a locker room childhood is the combination of mascara and powder. Yes, it might sound a bit strange, but it sounds like a quick dusting of face powder (loose or pressed) over the eyelashes quickly increases eyelash strength and prevents mascara from blurring. You can apply before the mascara or between shifts. Personally, I do it in advance to avoid clumping, but it really depends on your preference and, of course, on the mascara.
This is not exactly an economical tip, however, it can save your eyelashes from spilling and prevent the dreaded mascara stain – if you have overly oily skin, you will understand my pain! Waterproof mascara is great for holding a curl and is less prone to smudging, of course, but let's be honest, the removal step is less pleasant or easy. I've found that applying a layer of normal mascara and then using a layer of water-resistant mascara gives me all the benefits of the formula, but it's much easier to remove. Do not ask me how it works, but maybe you do magic?
If you are using brow gel and happen to have a tube with a tiny little mascara wand / brush head; As soon as the gel is out of date, hold the spoolie clean and thoroughly sterilize it and use it to apply mascara to the lower eyelashes. Yes, Clinique offers mascara with eyelashes, but for 20 pounds per tube it is quite expensive and the formula is not for everyone.
To make that elusive, do everything, adjust all the mascara …