Mascara is one of the best tools you can have in your makeup arsenal! It opens up your eyes, highlighting one of your best features, and helps you appear more awake. Basically, it can be super powerful if used correctly. Read on to learn eight common mascara mistakes that could be keeping you from getting the most out of it.
1. You use creams and other oily formulas.
Do you look like a raccoon by the end of the night? Using oily formulas on your eyes can cause mascara to run. Wait until the evening to apply these products. Also, if you suffer from allergies and you know you might tear up later, use waterproof mascara.
2. You use a low-quality formula or you apply it after it’s dried out.
If your mascara is flaking onto your skin, it’s time for a new bottle. Typically, you should be replacing your mascara every three months. Try Show Off Mascara by Beauty Addicts.
3. The bristles on your mascara brush are too far apart.
If you have problems keeping your mascara from clumping then you probably need a brush with bristles placed closer together.
4. It doesn’t come off.
Some formulas are stubborn, but if you tug at your lashes to clean them off, it can lead to wrinkles over time. Use a makeup remover like Bioelements’ Gentle Crème Eye Makeup Remover to help it come off with ease.
5. Your formula contains irritating ingredients.
Certain ingredients in mascara can irritate your eyes. Check the label for SD alcohol, fragrance, and fragrance plant extracts if you find yourself reacting poorly to a formula.
6. You pick a formula that is too thick.
Lashes can become heavy if you use a formula that contains thickening agents. Use a tinted lash primer instead.
7. You use your curler after application.
This simple but fatal habit can destroy the look of your lashes. Only apply the tool beforehand, or use a formula made specifically for adding curl.
8. Your lashes don’t have enough definition.
If your lashes barely show though post-application, you need a more voluminous product. Show Off Mascara is specially formulated for just this purpose.
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