A tube of mascara is probably one of the very first makeup items we bought in our teenage years. And we most likely think no makeup look is complete without it.
Indeed, it can really make your eyes stand out, if you apply it correctly and use the mascara that suits your needs. We’ve put together the best mascaras we swear by, as well as our top tips to make the most out of them.
How To Perfectly Apply Mascara
Prep Your Lashes
Starting with an eyelash curler can give a lot more definition to your eyes, especially if you have straight lashes. To use it, just open the curler, insert lashes through the opening and squeeze it gently but firmly. Hold a few seconds and move on to the other eye. The Super Curl Eyelash Curler from Tweezerman is the perfect tool for beginners with its extra wide opening and silicone pads, to minimise the risk of pulling.
Also, just like face primers set the perfect canvas for makeup application, mascara primers boost your mascara’s benefits. Also called eyelash primers, they are like a base-coat that replenishes lashes and give you a more intense look. We recommend the Lash Building Primer from Clinique. It extends the wear of mascara and doubles the volume, thanks to its unique Polymer formula.Our other favourite is the new Magnifibres Treatment Lash Primer. This conditioning formula makes your lashes look longer and thicker. You can use it alone or prior to your mascara.