4 Mascara Tricks to Getting the Best Lashes Ever
It’s there’s one beauty look we can’t get enough of, it’s full, showstopping lashes. And while our whole office has jumped on the lash serum bandwagon, nothing makes eyes pop like a good mascara—or two. Yep, two. Many celebrity makeup artists are combining the lash-enhancing forces of two separate mascaras to give their A-list clients mesmerizing eyes. From long-lasting curl to believable color, here are four different combos to try.
For Long-Lasting Curl
Layer your formulas to acheive a curl that lasts all day (see ya, midday droop). First, swipe on a coat of regular mascara. Finish with a second coat of waterproof mascara to set everything in place. You’ll get all the hold of waterproof without the harsh scrubbing to take it off.
For Believable Color
If you have red or blonde hair, black mascara doesn’t always look the most natural. But that doesn’t mean you have to toss your beloved “very black” formulas. Instead, use it on your top lashes only. On bottom lashes, use a brown shade, which will open up your eyes and look more believable than jet black.
For Clump-Free Volume and Length
Mascara 1: L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara ($8)
Mascara 2: Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening Mascara ($25)
You know how your mascara always seems to clump on your final coat? This trick ensures perfectly separated, long and voluminous lashes. First, use a thickening mascara just at the base of your lashes to build volume and lift. Then use a lengthening formula from the middle of lashes to the very tips. When you stack (not layer) your mascaras, it creates volume and length on the exact part of the lash you want it to, without piling it on and causing clumps.
For Wearable Hues
Mascara 1: Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara in Rich Pitch Black ($28)
Mascara 2: blinc Mascara in Dark Purple ($26)
While coating lashes with a white-based primer will make rainbow hues even bolder, using black mascara first will make the colors more subtle and wearable for every day. Try applying a colored mascara (purple is flattering on all eye colors) just to the very tips or the base of your lashes. It will give off just a hint of color every time you blink.