How to apply mascara

Did you know that how you apply your mascara can make a big difference in the results you see? We’ve got some simple steps that will take your lashes from meh to amazing in seconds! No extra tools required, just your favourite mascara. Our favourite is They’re Real! Magnet mascara of course!

Do you find your mascara smudges and leaves you with those awful panda eyes by the end of the day? Our top tip is making sure you set eyelids and under eyes with translucent powder. This helps to absorb excess oil around the eye area and stop your mascara transferring!

Steps for Applying Mascara (for Beginners and Up!)

Step 1 – How to coat the base of your lashes!

Before applying your mascara, look up or angle your mirror so you can see the base of your lashes. Then place the wand at the root of your upper lashes and wiggle it back and forth.

Step 2 – How to coat the tips of your lashes!

Once the base of your lashes is coated, pull the wand upward towards the tip of your eyelashes. Move the brush slowly to avoid clumping and make sure you’re coating every lash as you pull the brush upwards.

Apply additional coats until you get the desired thickness and length. Make sure you don’t let the mascara dry between coats, as pulling dry product through your lashes causes clumps!

Step 3 – How to coat your bottom lashes!

When applying mascara to your bottom lashes use the excess product on your wand. Too much product can cause clumps and a messy application! Simply use the tip of the wand and just apply to the roots, wiggling the brush back and forth for an even coat.

We’ve also got some easy hacks so you can take your lashes to the next level!

Hack 1 – Want fuller and bolder looking eyelashes?

Apply black eyeliner to the lash line! This trick will instantly make your lashes appear thicker and fuller. Make sure to follow these steps before mascara application!

Step 1 – Prep your lashline!

Look up or angle your mirror like in step 1 so the base of your lashes is visible. Grab a cotton bud and lightly sweep across the upper lashline, this will help to dry the area, so your liner lasts all day!

Step 2 – Get the perfect line!

Then go in with your black pencil eyeliner, our favourite is BADgal Bang! 24-hour eye pencil. Make sure the tip is sharp for a precise invisible line! Gently lift your eyelid and slowly apply the liner in between your lashes. Make sure you go in with a light hand and feather the product along the upper lash line.

Then apply mascara following the steps above for your boldest and fullest lashes yet!

Hack 2 – How to remove waterproof and normal mascara

If you find yourself scrubbing your lashes with a cotton pad, this could be the reason why your lashes are thin! Here are some simple do’s and don’ts to help you get stubborn mascara off without irritating eyes!

Do: Use a 100% cotton pad or reusable makeup remover pad!

Don’t: Use a cotton ball, the loose fibres can get into your eyes and cause irritation!

Do: Use a biphasic eye makeup remover! These formulas are made up of two parts, a cleansing oil to remove mascara and water to cleanse the skin. This will help breakdown stubborn waterproof mascara!

Don’t: Use alcohol or fragrance-based makeup removers! This can strip your eyelids of their natural oils and lead to irritation.

Do: Press a makeup pad soaked in remover against lashes for 30 seconds. This helps breakdown the product on your lashes without aggressively scrubbing! This step will prevent you pulling lashes causing them to thin over time!

Love and lipstick,

Molly xx