By Elizabeth Siegel, Allure magazine
Ever wonder why each mascara you try smudges-but still won't wash off at the end of the day? You posted your eyelash questions to our Facebook page, and we got the makeup artists behind mascara ads to answer. Here are answers to just some of the questions you asked.
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"I find that mascara always end up under my eyes ... I really don't like the panda look! Can you recommend on that will stay in place-on my lashes where it belongs?" -Tamar Noah Mahaffy
"Stick with long-wear and waterproof mascaras," says makeup artist Jake Bailey. "Lately, I've been using CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara on long days of shooting, and I love it. It doesn't transfer, it doesn't flake, and it doesn't clump. I mean, it even stayed put on a shoot in the Mexican jungle! A lot of women avoid waterproof mascara because they say they can't get them off, but that's just because they're using the wrong remover. An oil-based one like Klorane Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover with Cornflower Water will take away your mascara and, I promise, it won't cause breakouts as long as you rinse with water afterward."
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"Someone tell me the secret to applying fake lashes!" -Beth Detloff
"Strip lashes are the easiest to put on. The most natural looking ones have a clear base -you can find them everywhere, even at drugstores," says makeup artist Charlotte Willer. "Squeeze a little bit of the lash glue they come with onto the back of your hand, and run the strip over the glue. Apply them as close to your lashes as you can, curving them into place with your fingers and holding them down for a few seconds. What really ties the look together is mascara. Wait a minute or two for the glue to dry, and then add as many coats of mascara as you like-I'll do anywhere from two to 25! I usually use Maybelline New York Volum' Express One by One, which really adds volume and sticks the fake and real lashes together." (Willer is Maybelline New York's global makeup artist)
For even more lash advice, check out our Lash Bonanza story in the February issue of Allure.
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