3 Things Thursday: Mascara Tips and Tricks

Mascara is pretty much a requirement for me on a daily basis. It gives my eyes a quick pick me up & is literally a 30 second job, so it’s a no-brainer. I’ve always figured everyone knows how to use mascara, but then I got into a conversation with one of my the moms and my kid’s school and this post was born!

Today I’m sharing 3 mascara tips and tricks for a flawless, clumpless, 30 second look…mascara tips and tricks{I’m fully loaded with some test subjects for the next few weeks thanks to P&G and Covergirl!}mascara tips and tricks

? One: Never pump air into your mascara tube.
You know that motion where you pull the wand in and out of the tube? The back and forth motion actually pumps air into the tube and dries out your mascara faster, and it damages the bristles on the brush. Just pull it out in one clean line. If it comes out without mascara on the brush, it’s time for a new tube. mascara tips and tricks

? Two: Dab your mascara wand before applying
When you pull the wand out, don’t scrap the excess mascara on the rim of the tube – again you are breaking and bending the bristles. Lightly dab on a paper towel. This removes the excess product and prevents clumps. 

mascara tips and tricksmascara tips and tricks? Three: Turn your brush for the outer and inner corners
This one is a bit awkward (that’s why I’m concentrating so hard in these pics!), but it really helps. If you turn the brush on the corners they’ll curl up and, the lashes won’t stick together. mascara tips and tricks

Bonus Tip: Heat your eyelash curler
If you use an eyelash curler, give it a quick hit of heat with your blow dryer before you curl. Somehow this little bit of heat helps the mascara flow more smoothly!

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  1. May 21, 2015 / 10:47 am

    Great tips! I also love wiggling my wand back and forth as I go up my lashes – makes them super thick!

  2. May 21, 2015 / 11:42 am

    Thanks for the great tips! I only wear 3 makeup products on a daily basis and mascara is one of them. Never tried dabbing on a paper towel so I will be sure to try it tomorrow!

  3. reshma83
    May 22, 2015 / 3:29 am

    I use to be bad about pumping back and forth on my mascara wand until someone told me it’s not good to do so. Great tips!

  4. salmadinani
    May 22, 2015 / 6:16 am

    I don’t actually wear mascara but you’re tips make me think it would be simple enough to add to the routine. My must have is blush!

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