Mascara 101

Hello everyone!

One question I get a lot from people is what mascara I use.  I love mascara, and I strongly believe that how you apply it makes all the difference.  Mascara frames your eyes and it gently intensifies the eye by thickening and darkening the lashes. 

mascara tube
I want to share my mascara tips and tricks with you.
How to properly apply mascara:
·     While applying mascara look straight into your mirror with your chin slightly lifted so you can see your lashes.
Twist the wand left to right at the base of the lashes.  It's the mascara placed near the roots (not the tips) that gives the illusion of length.

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I'm not wearing any make-up, just mascara.

Apply 2 or 3 coats of mascara?
What that means is to apply the coats of mascara all at once before the first coat dries.  Once the first coat dries, you'll get clumps if you attempt another swipe at the lashes.


  •  Do the top lashes first. 
  •  Make sure that the wand isn’t overloaded with mascara.
  • “Zigzagging” the wand back and forth during application helps reduce clumps.
  • After applying mascara try not to blink for a few seconds.
  • Always remove the mascara (and any other make-up you’re wearing) before going to bed, otherwise, your skin and eyes will become irritated.
  •  Discard mascara after about four months of usage.  Bacteria build-up can lead to eye infection and irritation.
  • Never curl your lashes after applying mascara because the eyelashes can stick to the curler.
  •  Never share your mascara.   This will contaminate the product.

Do you have any more tips or tricks on how to apply mascara?  Leave a comment!



I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.

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