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This post is all about mascara: How to curl your lashes, how to apply mascara, and a few tips and tricks to get your lashes looking awesome.

Before After

Curling your lashes:

The curler I use is by Sally Hansen. The reason I use it is because it’s cheap, and it works really well. Place the curler as close to your lash line as possible, and pump 5 times. Then move the curler up your lashes and pump another 5 times. Repeat this one last time on the edges of your lashes.

  • If you want, use a blow dryer to heat up your curler just for a few seconds, this will help the lashes curl. Be very careful with this step, don’t burn yourself!
  • The more often you curl your lashes, the better they will curl and the longer they will stay curled.

Curling Lashes

Apply a few generous coats:

It’s very simple: The more you apply, the more dramatic, fake and ‘spidery’ your lashes will look. Apply 1-2 coats for a natural look, 3-4 for a dramatic look. Apply the mascara by wiggling the mascara wand back and forth at the root of the lashes to separate them, and then blink down so that the mascara coats the entire lash.

  • Use at least 2 different kinds of mascaras. It’s best to use 2 that have very different wands. I use Maybelline Great Lash and Maybelline Falsies Volume Express. I love them both.
  • Use the blackest mascara, don’t use brown unless you want a super natural look.
  • Allow the mascara to dry in between coats.

1-4 Coats

Tips and tricks:

  • Don’t expect your lashes to look amazing if you only spend 30 seconds on them. Spend time curling them, spend time applying the mascara.
  • Tight line your eyes. Use a black eyeliner and color right under your upper lashes, concentrating on the outer part of your eye. This will give your lashes the fullest look.


Removing Mascara (and other eye makeup):

This step is as important as applying it. If you remove the mascara incorrectly, you will pull out your lashes resulting in thinner ones.

  •  First, splash your face with water.
  •  Use your favorite eye makeup remover and apply it generously to a cotton pad. Press it onto your eye for 30 seconds. Do not rub your eye, just press the cotton gently on to your eye area.
  •  Rinse your eye well. Most of the mascara should be off. Use the cotton pad to remove any exess mascara.
  •  Very gently, rub some baby shampoo onto your eyes. Baby shampoo is gentle and will not ruin your lashes. You can alternately use baby wipes for this step.
  •  Rinse with water.

Your eyelashes should look beautiful!

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Everyday Makeup Routine

Putting on makeup daily does not have to take up a lot of time; in fact you don’t even need more than five minutes. This makeup look is quick and easy, and will fit perfectly into everyone’s morning routine.

Here is a step by step tutorial:

1) Apply a moisturizing face primer all over your face, including your eyelids. If you don’t have any, use a regular facial moisturizer. It’s also a good idea to use one with SPF. You can use your fingers to apply.

2) Apply a neutral light brown eyeshadow to your eyelids. If you don’t have any, you can use foundation powder. The best way to apply it is with a small eyeshadow brush. However, if you don’t have one, you can use your fingers.

3) Apply a slightly darker brown eyeshadow in the crease right above your eyelids. You can use regular bronzer.

4) Apply black or brown eye liner right above your upper lashes. You can play around with different colors that complement your eyes. I’m using black. If you are a beginner, apply the eye liner very slowly and carefully. Practice makes perfect.

5) This step is optional; I like the look of it a lot. Smudge the eyeliner to give a softer look. If there is no ‘smudger’ on your eyeliner, you can use a Q-tip.

6) Apply mascara.

7) Apply Vaseline on your lips. If you want, you can apply lipstick, as I am in the picture.

It’s a good idea to let your skin breathe and not apply liquid foundation every day. Personally, I don’t have the patience; therefore I almost never wear it. However, if you wanted to, I would suggest applying it sparingly, using a sponge.

Yes, it really is that simple! It’s subtle makeup that will really make a difference. You won’t look ‘done’, you’ll just look refreshed 😉