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Bold bottom lashes: we all want them, but mastering this makeup look is easier said than done. With the right makeup tips and tricks, you can expertly apply mascara to your bottom lashes without it looking clumpy or smearing under your eyes. Keep reading for our best eye makeup tips for creating bold bottom lashes with mascara.
You might feel like you should apply mascara to your top lashes before your bottom—but that’s not actually the case. When you apply your mascara to your lower lashes before your upper lashes, looking up while swiping your mascara on will no longer mess up you’re your perfectly blended smoky eye. A solution, at last!
Whenever you want to make your makeup look better, whether it’s foundation or mascara, primer will be your best friend. So, add a tube of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer to your arsenal and swipe, swipe, swipe. Before you know it, not only will your mascara stick to your lashes for longer, but it will make your lower lashes look longer and more luxurious—in other words, bold.
When you coat your bottom lashes with mascara, it’s best to use a waterproof formula, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, if you want to avoid looking like a raccoon by the end of the day. If you have long bottom lashes, there’s a good chance that they’ll graze your under-eye area, which can result in your mascara mixing with your foundation or concealer, making for one big mess. Keep a waterproof makeup remover, like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types, on hand so you can remove your mascara at the end of the day.
We’ve all been taught to apply our mascara in up and down swipes, but have you ever tried going side to side? If you ever find yourself clicking through social media videos from fashion week and behind-the-scenes photo shoots, you’ll notice that makeup artists apply mascara this way to really achieve a bold bottom lash look reminiscent of the sixties. Give it a try and fall in love, ladies.
Your lower lashes are shorter than your upper lashes, so it only makes sense to use a smaller lash wand to get the job done. When you use a smaller lash wand you’ll be less likely to smear any mascara along your lash line or under your eyes.
Black is the most common mascara shade—it’s a classic for a reason—but that doesn’t mean you always have to color inside the lines. Think outside the box and apply a colored mascara to your bottom lashes for an eye-catching look. Try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Cobalt Blue. As always, use lash primer first so that the color really stands out.
You know that irksome moment when you’re applying mascara to your lower lash line and you accidentally clump some between your lashes along your actual lashline? Instead of getting annoyed, pluck an angled eyeliner brush out of your collection and swipe up some mascara along your entire lash line. Not only will this give the look of thicker lashes, it will also look like eyeliner that’s perfectly matched to your mascara—genius!
Both before and after applying mascara, run a lash brush through your lashes. This will help your lashes look fuller while ensuring that you avoid any clumps and bumps.
Want to take your overall lash look to the next level? Check out our article, How to Use an Eyelash Curler.