A Beauty Guide to Using Mascara

Mascara is one of the most common beauty products for women of all ages, but many people use bad habits when it comes to mascara care and application. If you have questions or concerns about how you use your own mascara or if you are brand new to using mascara, this article is for you. Read on to learn more about how to choose, care for and apply mascara.

First off, let’s talk about mascara color. Those individuals with black hair and dark brown hair should be using black mascara, while those individuals who have lighter brown hair and blonde hair should opt for brown mascara. While black mascara can look great on those with blonde hair or light brown hair as well, black on the eyes of these individuals often looks a bit harsh for everyday wear, and it should be reserved for date nights or large formal events like weddings or parties.

Next, consider how you usually apply your mascara. You should always avoid pumping your mascara wand in and out of the mascara tube, as this can introduce bacteria into the tube and could cause infection down the road. Simply unscrew the cap of your mascara tube, take out the wind, and start applying. You should always start with your mascara wand parallel to the floor and at the base of your upper lashes. Sweep the mascara up along your lashes one time, wait for 30 seconds, then go back and sweep the mascara on the upper lashes once more. Only apply a light amount of mascara to your bottom lashes if you like.


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As a side note, if you find that your brand of mascara is giving you “chunky eyelashes” or eyelashes with too much mascara on them, consider taking your wand out of the tube and wiping it once onto a tissue to get off the excess product.

Finally, let’s discuss mascara care. You should never wash your mascara wands in water or attempt to dilute your mascara with extra water as this can invite bacteria. Additionally, pay attention to the expiration date on your mascara bottles, or just go by the rule of never using mascara for longer than three weeks to two months. Pay close attention to the consistency of your mascara, and always throw it out if it gets dry.

Remember, mascara can be one of the most important parts of your beauty and makeup routine. Use the information that you have gleaned from this article (this resource credited to New York Skin Solutions), and follow it closely. If you do, you will have excellent makeup skills and beautiful eyes to last you a lifetime!


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