If you want... A no-mascara look TIP! Clean the tip and use the wand vertically to coat your lower lashes.
Shows like Vera Wang chose a laidback but still defined eye. At home Daniel offers two routes: skip mascara but curl your lashes, so you appear more awake. To make the look last, “run your curler under hot water to heat it up; this helps the shape hold longer,” says Gucci. ( Wait a few seconds for the curler to cool slightly before use.) You could forget the curler and go for length with mascara only, or try a tinted lash primer in brown. At the salon “I love tinting,” says Gucci. “It gets inky black and frames your eye.” And it’s not just for the fairlashed: you can tint a dark lash even darker. Gucci, a brunette, says: “My eyelash tips are a little blonde, so I get them done once a month. Whatever colour your lashes are, go for jet black, and if you tint, skip the curler – curled and tinted can look way too mega.”
Q“I just bought mascara, but the tube dried up super fast. What’s up with that?” Some formulas are just drier than others, says Daniel. “If you’ve had the tube for less than three months, add a few drops of eye drops (of your choice) in there,” he suggests. “It adds some moisture and shouldn’t mess with the mascara’s formulation.”
Q“When it comes to full-impact lashes, like those shown at Carven, falsies will always be your best option. At home “Start with a short strip of lashes and cut them into several pieces, or use individual lashes,” says Gucci. “Put a little bit of glue on your hand, use tweezers to dip the lashes in it, and place them on the bottom and the top lash line – and instead of every lash, just add them to every other lash.” At the salon “Go to a salon or a M·A·C counter,” says Gucci. “The experts can apply them so they last longer, and the assistants at M·A·C love doing wilder stuff.” Also, bring references: “It’s easier to direct someone if you have a picture.” How do you keep mascara looking fresh when going out after work? Putting on an extra coat always makes it look spidery.” “Soak a clean mascara wand in contact lens solution or eye drops, then run it through your lashes,” advises Daniel. This helps pull off any loose product before you add another round on top, and creates a fresh, newly-applied look.