Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Five Common Mascara Mistakes

Helloo My Lovelies, 

We all love a good mascara, because let's be honest, it can be difficult to find the one that provides perfect length and volume. But there are ways to get the most out of a mascara just by stopping making some really

common mistakes.

Not Curling Your Lashes
Mascara can only do so much, to get that false lash effect, you will need to get your hands on an eyelash curler. I have this one from Primark and does the job perfectly. I do not really see the point in high end eyelash curlers they are identical to drug store ones. Never curl after applying mascara as this can cause breakages.

Applying Too Many Coats 
Applying too many coats can cause the mascara to clump that can cause that horrible spidery look. Simply use no more than five swipes remembering to wiggle the brush as moving up the lashes. If you still have not got enough volume consider changing formula.

Pumping the Wand
When you pump the wand in and out of the tube all you are doing is adding air into the tube. This causes the product to clump and dry out, which makes the mascara flake off when it is applied to the lashes.When you want more product just put the wand in once more. If you still don't have enough you've probably ran out.

Using Expired Products

It only takes mascara three months to start growing bacteria on the wand and in the tube. This can cause red, itchy eyes and even pinkeye. You need to be especially careful with products which are so close to your eyes. I know three months seems a very short time span for a product but if you are using it everyday it soon disappears and needs replacing anyway.

Coating Just the Tips 
To maximise your lashes mascara must be applied from the roots. You need to wiggle the wand as you apply it and that will give your lashes a nice extra lift.

Hope this helps. 


  1. This is such a great post which everyone needs to see as you don't realise that these smalls things make such a large impact!

  2. Fab little post hun, great tips xx

  3. This is great post, I actually didn't know most of these things! I will be following these rules from now on xx

  4. curling your lashes make such a difference Ive notice it with mine ! xx

  5. This post is soo useful! Mascara is without a doubt my absolute desert island make up piece. I've nominated you for the Liebster Award :) Have a look at my post to take part! http://www.frankiesweekend.com/2014/01/the-liebster-award-my-q.html xxx