There is no doubt that mascara has evolved into an essential eye make up from its origin in early Egypt. Today a woman who is not familiar with this is unheard of as mascara has found its way into the vanity bag of every woman as a necessity or a must have. Available in a variety of forms and colours, choosing the perfect mascara can be confusing. What are the different formulas of mascara and what is the difference between each of these?
A favourite among most women is the lengthening mascara. It has thick bristles which help in the application of mascara on the tips of the lashes, allowing the user to get more mascara on the lashes. Thickening mascara products on the other hand contain a thicker formula of silicone and wax that coat lashes making them appear thick and luscious. Waterproof mascara is another popular formula as it contains a special synthetic formula that repels moisture. However, these can be harsh on the eye lashes; therefore proper care should be given.
Here are some of the best tips for applying mascara that guarantee perfect lashes:
Step 1: With a variety of mascara available, choosing the ideal one that is appropriate for each occasion is a must. Lengthening mascara is the best choice for the day time, while thickening mascara is recommended for nights out.
Step 2: It is also important to pick the colour that suits you the best. For dark eye lashes, dark brown or black mascara can be used. Choosing light brown mascara is ideal for red or blonde eye lashes for a casual look and dark brown for a night out.
Step 3: Pull the wand out of the tube carefully in one motion so as to prevent air from entering into the tube which causes the mascara to dry out. To ensure an application that is smooth, make sure that both the wand and the edge of the tube are clean.
Step 4: Place the mascara wand under the upper eye lashes and move it upwards in a zig-zag motion so that the eye lashes are separated. Apply a second coat if necessary and make sure not to blink for a few seconds until the mascara is dry.
Step 5: Use less mascara on the lower lashes. Start applying at the lower eye lid and slowly pull down.
Step 6: It is a must to remove any mascara around the eye using cotton.
Women dream of eye lashes that are long, thick, voluminous that last all day.