WIDE-EYED WON­DER

Get stun­ning lashes with these mas­cara tricks.

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Get stun­ning lashes with these five mas­cara tricks.

For youth­ful-look­ing gaz­ers

Lift droopy lids by ap­ply­ing a touch more length­en­ing mas­cara to outer lashes. It’ll cre­ate a winged ef­fect that in­stantly perks up peep­ers.

If your lower lashes curve up­wards rather than down­wards, skip mas­cara, as this will “close up” your eyes and make them ap­pear smaller.

Black mas­cara can some­times look harsh and age­ing. In­stead, try softer tones like deep pur­ple, which com­ple­ments brown gaz­ers, or even navy, which bright­ens the whites of eyes.

To make your eyes look big­ger

ap­ply more mas­cara to the top and bot­tom mid­dle lashes to make eyes look rounder and more open. us­ing a darker mas­cara on the up­per lash line and a brown or grey one on the lower lash line cre­ates a sub­tle wide-eyed ef­fect.

In­stead of us­ing eye­liner to en­hance peep­ers, wig­gle the mas­cara wand at the base of lashes, then pull straight through the tips. This gives you in­stantly denser- look­ing lashes that de­fine eyes sans the strug­gle with the pen­cil.

For max­i­mum drama

Do mix and match your favourite mas­caras to get the ideal look you want. For easy re­moval and last­ing power, use a non­wa­ter­proof for­mula for your first coat, then end with a wa­ter­proof one.

just be­fore the mas­cara dries on lashes, dip an eye­shadow brush into some glit­tery loose eye­shadow pow­der, lightly tap­ping it onto strands for an un­ex­pected hint of shim­mer.

In­stead of ap­ply­ing mas­cara to just one side of lashes, don’t for­get to coat the other as well to up the wow fac­tor.

Fix mas­cara mishaps

Smudged some mas­cara on lids? Don’t reach for a cot­ton bud just yet. Let the splodge dry, then wipe it off gen­tly with a lit­tle makeup re­mover. This pre­vents the stain from smear­ing across your lids, cre­at­ing a big­ger mess.

If curled lashes tend to straighten out af­ter ap­ply­ing mas­cara, the for­mula might be too wet. Wave the wand around for around three sec­onds be­fore ap­pli­ca­tion to dry the for­mula a bit. It will also pre­vent you from putting on too much prod­uct at once.

Ban­ish un­der-eye smears by mak­ing sure the eye cream you use isn’t too oily and has been fully ab­sorbed be­fore ap­ply­ing eye makeup. If you have oily lids, you may also want to dust lids with a lit­tle translu­cent pow­der or light­weight pow­der foun­da­tion.

Trou­bleshoot­ing tips

If the mas­cara is start­ing to dry and thicken up too much, warm up the tube be­tween your hands for a cou­ple min­utes, or drop it into a cup of warm wa­ter, to make the for­mula a lit­tle softer and smoother.

To reach the tini­est lashes, use the nar­row tip of the brush, and don’t for­get you can also bend the brush head for eas­ier ac­cess to tight cor­ners.

If you’re not sure which mas­cara to pick, don’t waste money on a dud. a good hint is to look at the brush shape – in gen­eral, the big­ger the brush, the bolder the look. and if it has a spoon shape, that’s sup­posed to give lashes a curve and lift.

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