Four common mascara mistakes you’re making, plus 4 more uses that you didn’t know about…
Here are 4 ways to use mascara in your beauty routine:
4 common mistakes you’re probably making:
Wand pumping – Constantly moving the wand in and out of its tube allows air to get inside, drying it out, and trapping unwanted bacteria.
Top tip: Pull it out slowly, and try twisting the wand instead.
Past its use by date – Keeping a tube longer than 6 months is a total no-go! It’ll be dry, clumpy and have a build-up of bacteria.
Top tip: Before chucking out a good mascara because it’s dry, liven it up with a few drops of saline solution.
Curling lashes after mascara – Your lashes will get stuck to the curlers, and ruin your fresh coat.
Top tip: Curl your lashes for 10 seconds before applying mascara.
Hello, panda eyes – Some brands are easy to remove with water or make-up remover, while others might hang on and irritate your eyes.
Top tip: Before sweeping your cotton pad of your lashes, soak it in your solution and hold it against your mascara for a few seconds to dissolve some of it.
Back and forth – Swinging the brush back and forward cause’s clumps and smudges.
Top tip: Use a side-to-side and zig zag motion. This will pull up from the roots all the way to the ends of your lashes.