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Actress and billion-dollar-beauty-brand CEO Jessica Alba is no stranger to a good coat of mascara. So when we were scrolling through Snapchat recently and saw her giving the following tip on Vogue’s account, we were all ears. (Er, eyeballs.)

What you need: Your favorite mascara. Nothing different. 

What you do: Instead of holding your lashes still and swiping the wand through them, you do the opposite. Hold your wand still and bat your eyelashes on top of it. 

Why it works: According to Alba, the unsteadiness of your hand can cause you to smudge the formula onto your eyelids and surrounding skin. But by holding the wand in place, you get a much more even application.

So? Let your lashes do the work, and you’re thismuch closer to Alba status. 

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