When it comes to makeup, perfecting the art of contouring and learning to create the perfect smoky eye or maybe even an ombré lip should be techniques that are harder to nail down. Right? And applying mascara should be the “no-brainer”. Right?
So for something something that seems relatively fool-proof, there seems to a number of common mistakes being made not only before but also during, AND after the application process. 🙁
So here are some common mistakes AND how you can actually fix them 🙂
1. You Want Curls But You’re Not Using A Waterproof Mascara
If you’re majorly concerned about the curl-factor of your lashes, you should really opt for a waterproof mascara for your first coat as these formulas tend to help hold the curl much better, in comparison to regular formulas.
2. You’re Not Separating Your Lashes
We all know this problem well, no matter how hard you try to prevent your lashes from clumping after applying mascara, they just still f$cking clump!
But to prevent the clumpy look, simply comb though your lashes with a spoolie after applying your mascara.
3. You’re Totally Pumping Your Mascara
So the quickest way to dry out your mascara is by PUMPING your wand back and forth into the tube.
You should be twisting your mascara brush within the tube. Here are the full details from Good Housekeeping.
4. You’re Not Wiping Off Excess Product From Your Mascara Wand
So, truth is, when you pull the wand from the tube, you actually have way more product than you actually need. So in order to prevent your lashes from being totally overloaded with product and to prevent a major clump episode, wipe off some of the product before applying.
5. You’re Not Wiggling Your Mascara Wand
Consider this a major fail if you find yourself pulling the mascara wand straight through your lashes.
Well you’re not coating your lashes properly.
To give your lashes the volume and length they deserve, wiggle your wand horizontally through your lashes as you pull it up.
Hint: As you’re applying, make “Z” shapes across your lashes.
6. You Fail To Apply Enough Coats
Most when tend to only apply 1-2 coats of mascara on their lashes because applying more seems to only clump up their lashes even more.
BUT! Did you know that you can actually achieve greater volume and length if you add anywhere from 3-5 coats?!
Just be sure to use waterproof mascara for your first coat. 🙂
7. You Try To Clean Your Mistakes Too Soon
When you get a little mascara on your skin, let it sit!
If you try to rub it off immediately, you’ll just smear it across your skin, creating a biggest mess than what you started with.
INSTEAD! Wait a little for the product to dry, then use your nail to lightly scratch it off. You’ll find that is easily comes off.
8. You’re Starting A Collection Of Old Mascara’s
Truth is, while you think you have a variety of options to choose from, you probably should ditch more than half of the mascara’s you have in your beauty box.
You shouldn’t hold on to open mascaras longer than 6 months.
Romana Hai started blogging full-time in 2013 . Fashion Ambitions is more than a blog and more-or-less acts as a portfolio containing brands/collaborations and achievements. Although Romana was born and raised in New York, she currently resides in the Financial District of Boston, MA. Romana attended Penn State University and graduated in 2010 with two degrees: Economics from the Smeal College of Business and Telecommunications from the College of Communications. You can reach Romana at firstname.lastname@example.org.