Gorgeously full lashes flatter the eyes but clumpy lashes give the impression you're wearing spider's legs. Unless it's Halloween, you don't want the look or feel of eight-legged insects flapping on your eyelids. Commit to clump free lashes and get a professional lash look. Leave the clumps behind and you'll lose less lashes and won't be tempted to tug irritating gobs of paint away. The secret to perfection? Prepping those lashes and the right techniques!
Shop, baby! First stop is shopping for the right product. Forget about brand loyalty; go for what your lashes need. Examine your eye shape in the mirror. Do your eyes have a naturally curved shape? Buy mascara with a curved wand. Do you have slanted, short lashes? Pick volumizing mascara products. Try different wands to find the one that's right for you!
Comb those lashes with a lash comb. It's best to comb while the lashes are dry, not when you've just taken off your eye makeup. A good comb through detangles and straightens curling lashes.
Curl the lashes with an eyelash curler. Slid the curler down to the base of the lashes about 1/4 from the skin. (Don't pinch yourself!) Press to curl, then open the curler and reposition it to halfway down the lash line. Curl again. You'll get a wider look lash line--perfect for wearing clump free mascara.
Look at the tip of the mascara wand first. If you see old lashes or crusty paint, dab it away on a tissue. Reload the mascara wand and begin to apply paint from the tip of the wand to the root of the lashes. Starting at the bottom of the lash line gives you an even distribution.
Prepare to reload. Reload the mascara on the wand then turn the wand sideways so that it is parallel to the lashes. Apply the mascara using a sawing motion. Tip the bottom lashes too.
Go bolder, bigger. Want a bigger look? Apply a second coat of mascara but move fast. You should apply mascara to the lashes while they are still wet from the first application. Allowing the lashes to dry in between coats creates clumps! It's best to work on one eye at a time.
Here's another "secret" worth remembering--old mascara clumps. Replace your mascara monthly or bi-monthly to get the freshest paint for your lashes.
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