With so many mascaras on the market, how can we possibly choose the perfect ones? If you are lucky enough to find your mascara soul mate, using it wrong will just diminish its potential. Avoid making these common mascara mistakes and make the most of your mascara without the help of artificial lashes.
6 Common Mascara Mistakes You Should Avoid:
Too much Coats:
Applying too many coatings of mascara can make it heavy and runny. It will also cause clumping. One to two coatings are usually enough. If you don’t get the desired thickness opt for a thicker formula mascara.
Forgetting to Curl the Lashes
There are some formulas that promises to curl the lashes without using an eyelash curler, but it is still advisable to curl it before applying. These formulas are there to keep the form of the curl longer, not to create the curl itself.
Check The Expiry of the Product
The life span of must eye makeup only last for three months. You can push the limit by using it up to 4 to 5 months if you don’t frequently use it, but anything longer can cause eye irritation and eye diseases
Not Coating the Base of The Lashes
Most people tend to only swipe a small amount on the tip of the lashes. This is wrong, not only does it make it heavier, it makes your lashes more prone to smudging and mascara lashes fall right off. Make a strong base by applying coating near the lash line.
Pumping the Mascara Wand
This has been a bad habit since golden time. People tend to pump mascara due to the casing of mascaras in the 50’s and 60’s, but now pumping your mascara wand in the tube can cause it to dry out and more prone to bacteria. Try to train yourself to tip your wand only once during application.
Smudging the Eyelids
When we are in a hurry, we tend to swipe mascara nonchalantly, but if you know mascaras smudge are hard to get rid of. If you suffer from smudging keep a q tip and makeup remover handy for an easy smudge remover.
Avoid making this common mascara mistake and make the most of your mascara product. When picking mascaras find a product suitable for your environment and eyelashes. If you have short eyelashes, go for lengthening ones. If you are under the sun a lot, go for waterproof mascaras.