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7-Step Guide On How To Apply Mascara With Ease

How to Apply Mascara

Do you want your makeup to look effortless and chic? A beautiful coat of mascara can do the trick for you! Be it the ‘clean girl look’ or a ‘glam girl look’, this holy grail product adds the perfect finishing touch to your look. However, knowing how to apply mascara correctly is important to achieve the desired look. When applied correctly, mascara adds length and volume to your lashes. This gives dimension to your eyes, making them look bigger and more captivating. On the other hand, incorrect application can weigh down your lashes and make them look droopy. But do not fear as we’re here with a stepwise guide on how to apply mascara properly and achieve the most out of it. Read ahead to learn more about how to use mascara.

How To Apply Mascara For Beginners?

Here’s how to apply mascara without clumping and maximise its benefits:

  • Step 1: Clean Your Eye & Lashes

    Begin by ensuring your eyes and lashes are clean. Remove any traces of makeup or debris using a gentle makeup remover like Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover. This step is crucial as it provides a clean canvas for the mascara application, allowing it to adhere evenly and effectively to your lashes. Gently cleanse the eye area, paying attention to the lashes, to ensure there are no residual oils or impurities that could interfere with the mascara application and performance.

  • Step 2: Curl Your Lashes

    Prepping your lashes is essential before applying mascara. Utilise a lash curler to curl your lashes, holding them gently within the curler for approximately five to seven seconds. This step helps to lift and enhance the natural curvature of your lashes, creating a more open appearance for the eyes. Curling your lashes before applying mascara will help you achieve better results, ensuring a more voluminous and lengthened effect.

  • Step 3: Prime Your Eyelashes

    Apply a lash primer to enhance the performance of your mascara. This step provides a base coat that helps to lengthen, volumize, and condition your lashes. Using a primer also helps to separate and define each lash, ensuring a more even application of mascara. Gently sweep the primer onto your lashes, starting from the roots and working towards the tips. Allow the primer to dry for a few seconds before proceeding with the mascara application.

  • Step 4: Coat The Upper & Lower Lashes

    When applying mascara, it's crucial to start by removing any excess product from the wand to prevent clumping. After scraping off the excess, carefully apply the mascara to your lashes. For added length, consider using Lancôme's Hypnôse Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara, featuring a cone-shaped brush for lifted and extended lashes. Alternatively, if you desire more volume for sparse lashes, opt for Lash Idôle Volumizing Mascara, equipped with 360 micro-bristles. Begin by coating the upper lashes, starting from the roots, and moving upward towards the tips for optimal coverage and definition. Do the same for your lower lashes.

  • Step 5: Ensure To Cover All Your Lashes

    To achieve full coverage and ensure no lash is left untouched, carefully coat all your lashes with mascara. Use a zigzag motion while applying to separate and evenly distribute the product from the base to the tips. Take your time to reach even the smallest lashes in the inner and outer corners of your eyes. This comprehensive application technique ensures a uniform look and maximises the impact of your mascara, creating a bold and captivating eye appearance. The Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Waterproof Mascara comes with a convex-designed brush that coats each lash thoroughly and offers an irresistibly volumised look.

  • Step 6: Apply The Second Coat

    For added volume and intensity, consider applying a second coat of mascara. Before doing so, allow the first coat to dry slightly to prevent clumping. Once dry, repeat the application process, focusing on building volume and length with each stroke. Use the same zigzag motion to ensure thorough coverage and separation of lashes. However, do not overdo it, as too many coats can lead to clumping and heaviness. A second coat adds depth and drama to your lashes, enhancing your overall eye makeup look.

  • Step 7: Clean Up Smudges

    After applying mascara, check for any smudges or excess product around the eyes. Use a clean cotton swab or a small makeup brush dipped in makeup remover to gently remove any smudges or mistakes. Be careful not to disturb the rest of your makeup while cleaning up. This step helps to refine your look and ensures a polished finish. Take your time to carefully clean up any smudges, especially around the lower lash line, for a flawless result.

Tips To Apply Mascara For Beginners

Now that you know how to put on mascara, here are some quick hacks for beginners to follow –

  • Never pump the wand in and out too many times. This can dry out the mascara inside the bottle quickly

  • If you think your lashes look clumpy, take a clean mascara brush and comb through them to separate them

  • To clear up any smudges, let the mascara dry first

  • For enhanced lash effects, experiment with mixing and matching mascaras. Combine formulas designed to curl, lengthen, and volumize for a customised look. Layering different mascaras can help achieve your desired lash style with optimal curl, length, and volume.

Now that you know how to apply eye mascara, what are you waiting for? Browse through a wide range of Lancôme eye mascaras and try your hands on the above-mentioned guide to achieve the lashes of your dreams! You can also explore a wide range of other Lancôme makeup products and get them delivered to your doorstep at 10% off (on your first purchase) along with complimentary samples!

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