Are you happy with how your current mascara looks on you? If yes, great continue with what you’re doing because you must be doing it right but if your answer is no, please read this blog post, it could be beneficial to you.
What is the purpose of a mascara? Well, if you choose the right one for your eye shape and you apply it correctly not only you should look more awake but your eyes should also stand out. In addition, a good mascara will enhance your eyelashes.
In my opinion, the key word here is the eye shape but before we dive in let’s see how we should apply mascara.
Use an eyelash curler, possibly one with a silicon strip and curl your eyelashes by pressing the band at the lash root. Then turn the eyelash curler until the curve is parallel to your eye crease. Press very gently and release. If necessary repeat this step a few times.
Now apply your mascara starting at the root of your lashes, wiggling the wand as you work your way through the top of your eyelash. Try to coat every single lash on all sides.
OK now that we understand how to apply it in general, let’s find out the best method for our eye shape.
Start with your eyelash curler and the above mentioned basic application. Be sure to coat all of your eyelashes. For wide-set eyes, the best is working from the inner corner of the eye out towards the middle of the eyelid. You want the darkest area to be at the inner corner to create the illusion that your eyes are closer together.
If you’ve close-set eyes, you want to pull the eyes apart so the darkest part of the application needs to be at the outer corner. Curl and apply your first coat of mascara with a focus at the outer corner of your eye. Apply a second coat from the middle of the eyelash and work your way out. If you want even more drama, add a liquid liner along the lash line or pack the mascara in at the root to ensure that the darkest part of your mascara application is at the outer corner. This will create lift and give the illusion that your eyes are further apart.
Do you’ve small eyes? The trick here is to make them appear larger and rounder with your mascara application. Start with one coat of a thickening mascara on the full lash. Then take a lengthening mascara and brush it only in the centre of your eyelid. This will draw focus toward the centre of your eye and it will appear more open, wider and larger.
With this eye shape focus your mascara at the outer corner of your lashes on top and bottom. Use a thickening mascara on your top lash with a second application from the centre of the lid toward the outer corner. Next with the tip of your mascara wand apply mascara to the bottom lash as well but only at the outer corner.
If you’ve round eyes, the most prominent part of the application should be on the top lash line and the outer corner. If possible keep the bottom eyelash very minimal or even leave untouched. Apply a thickening mascara along the lash line and keep it focused towards the middle of your eye. Do you want to make your round eye appear more cat-like? Then put more mascara on to the outer corner.
What is your eye shape? How do you apply your mascara? Please let me know in the comments below.
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