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How to apply mascara

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Sometimes you can buy a luxury brand mascara that promises 4 times thicker or 3 times curlier find that it leaves your lashes clumpy, stumpy and looking worse than before. You bemoan the fact that you were suckered by the advertising again. But what if the problem isn't the mascara - it's you? Here's a simple step-by-step guide to applying mascara for thick, clump-free lashes.
Open the tube and withdraw the wand. Do not pump the wand in and out of the tube this forces air in and causes the mascara to dry out faster.
Place the wand against the base of the upper lashes, at the inner corner of the eye.
Move the wand out from the eye slowly, sawing it from side to side as you go. This ensures that as much of the lashes are coated as possible. Make sure you take the mascara right to the tips of the lashes.
Continue this for the rest of the upper eyelashes.
Follow the same method for the lower eyelashes. If you worry about flecks of mascara on your cheeks, do not take the mascara all the way to the tips of the lashes. Make sure that all the tiny inner lashes are covered; these really add fullness to the overall look of your lashes.
Add a second coat if you wish.
If you wear contact lenses, make sure your mascara is ophthalmologically tested and pronounced safe for contact lens wearers.
Current recommendations are to throw out your mascara after either 3 or 6 months; don't go any longer!


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