Mascara Tips and Tricks
Mascara dates back to Ancient Egypt, when women were known to use natural ingredients from native plants and animals to put on their lashes. However, it wasn’t until the Victorian era (1830s) when the beautification of women was heightened, and attention was paid to eyelashes. Following the Victorian era, Eugene Rimmel, a perfumer and chemist, invented the world’s first commercial mascara.
Type of Mascara Brush Defines Look
Mascara is typically applied with a brush or wand, which allows you to define and lengthen lashes. It gives lashes thickness and adds volume.
The type of brush that you need depends on what type of lashes you want to create.
- To create thick lashes, use a large bushy brush
- If you want to define your lashes, use a brush with separated bristles.
- For everyday looks, use a smaller tip wand for coating, separating, defining, and lengthening.
Find the right brush for your lashes. Choose the right mascara because each mascara will give a different look. Mascara comes in different shades so try other shades to go with the color of your eyes.
Finding the Magic Wand
You can find mascara wands that are inexpensive with different shapes. New application tools are now available for mascara: by using vibrating and rotating mascara wands, it can improve distribution along lashes.
The Ones to Watch
- CK One color mascara comes with a brush that can lengthen or shorten with just a twist.
- Max Factor Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumizing Mascara is great for fans of black mascara and comes in different varieties for brown, blue, and green eyes.
- Wild About Beauty Nutrilash Nourishing Mascara is a lash enhancing mascara for sensitive eyes and promotes the growth of lashes.
- Diorshow New Look Mascara comes with a brush with two sections. One section separates lashes and the other section coats small lashes.
- Clinque High Impact Extreme Volume mascara has an oversized brush to give complete coverage.
- Eyes Right mascara creates great coverage with natural waxes in the mascara.
- Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara offers a no-clump appearance for close-ups and uses flexible polymer technology.
If you want to learn more about applying mascara, or makeup and cosmetology in general, check out the Evergreen Beauty College Cosmetology Program.