Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who has the flirtiest lashes of them all? If your first response is any answer besides yourself, back up for a second. Getting your lashes to look gorgeous is all about using the right tips to help make the most of your mascara. So, add these six mascara hacks to your beauty routine and get to work on that fringe!
Mascara Hack #1: Find the Right One for You
When it comes to choosing a mascara, it’s all about reaching for one that’ll help you achieve your desired lash look, whether that’s volume, length, or fullness. How to pick? Don’t worry, we’ve got options for each scenario!
If you want to create the look of length and volume…try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, which has a volumizing and lengthening effect. Oh, and did we mention it comes in a pretty pink tube?
If you want to create the look of length…try the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara. Just place the brush at the base of your lashes and gently sweep up to the tip.
If you want to create the look of volume…try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, which features an asymmetrical wing tip brush that can help catch every lash from corner to corner.
If you want to create the look of fullness…try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara, which has a lash sculpting fiber formula that adheres to lashes for a volumized, sculpted lash effect.
If you want a waterproof option…try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Feline Waterproof Mascara. Have a feeling you’re going to cry at your friend’s upcoming wedding? Waterproof mascara could be the way to go.
Mascara Hack #2: Use a Primer First
You know how face primer can help create a smooth canvas for foundation, allowing it to glide onto your skin more easily? Well, think about lash primer in the same way. The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer helps create an even base that will help boost the effects of your favorite L’Oréal Paris mascara. Simply sweep the brush from the base of your lashes to the tips and follow with the L’Oréal Paris mascara of your choice.
Mascara Hack #3: Apply It the Right Way
It’s time to bust a makeup myth: Pumping your mascara wand up and down in the tube isn’t necessary. Instead, gently pull the brush out of the tube and apply your mascara by sweeping the brush from the base of your lashes up to the tip.
Mascara Hack #4: Coat Your Top and Bottom Lashes
Why should only your top lashes get all the love? For a seriously dramatic look, carefully apply a coat of mascara to your bottom fringe as well. Hello, gorgeous!
Mascara Hack #5: Add Individual Falsies
If you feel like your lashes need a little extra enhancement, try using individual falsies to help fill in gaps and add volume to the outer corners. While using a full strip may look overdone for daily wear, individual lashes are subtler for an everyday look. Talk about faking it ‘til you make it!
Mascara Hack #6: Say Hello to Color
Most of us probably tend to gravitate towards black or brown mascara for daily use, but adding a pop of color can be an easy way to change up your makeup routine and show some flair. The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt Blue is a gorgeous bright blue shade that looks flattering on just about everyone. To use, first prime your lashes, then apply the mascara. Pair it with an equally bright eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue, but keep the rest of your makeup simple. Apply a full coverage foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation, to help hide virtually all of your surface skin imperfections, so that all the attention will be on your beautiful eyes. Finish off with a dab of barely-there lip color by using the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss.