One Simple Mascara Tip
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One Simple Mascara Tip that really works.
Change is good. At least changing things up from time to time is good for certain things.
Take eyelashes, for example.
I’m no make up guru or anything, but I do like a good mascara and have one simple mascara tip to share with you. Earlier this year I noticed when I forgot my makeup bag while traveling and ran to get some mascara from a local drugstore that it seemed to work better than my very favorite mascara. But then it began to not work so well, so I switched back. And then that one … well, you know the rest. Basically I found that switching back-and-forth between two favorite mascaras shows a huge difference in the performance of each mascara. Much like switching up shampoos does wonders for your hair, changing mascara every few weeks or so can do the same thing. At least for me it does. But I’m not the only one. I thought it may have been my imagination, but then I read somewhere online where someone else noticed the same thing.
So, for the past few months I’ve made a point to switch back-and-forth between the more expensive brand that I really do like, Benefit’s They’re Real!, and a less expensive drugstore mascara from Revlon: Photoready 3D Volume, and have noticed a huge difference in the performance of each mascara. Basically I’m using one for probably a month, maybe three weeks to a month, and then switch over to the other one for the same amount of time. Of course make sure to discard the mascara after the recommended time (I think it may be three months) for eye health and hygiene.
Try it, see what you think, and let me know how it works for you.
I’ve noticed that switching it up every few weeks made a difference but never really realized what made the difference. Does that make sense? A great mascara tip I got from a makeup artist is to bend the brush at a 45 degree angle and you won’t get mascara on your cheek or in your hair. You can easily do this by pulling the wand out until the brush is at the lip of the mascara tube. Just bend a little and voila! Easy to apply mascara wand.
This works great except for the wands that do not have wire inside the plastic tube. The wand breaks when bent and then your mascara is unusable. Be sure that the plastic wand tube has wire inside so it does not break.
This is fascinating! Never would have thought that mascara might work this way as well. Definitely need to try it!
I switch back & forth too but do not see any benenfit.
A lot of make up artist use more than one brand\type of mascara at a time…like one coat of They’re Real followed by a coat of another brand. I’ve even seen them use three different types at one setting.
Love the tip. I am so bad at throwing my mascara away by the recommended time. I really need to set a calendar reminder or something, otherwise I end up keeping them for more in the 8-months-to-a-year range. Naughty.
Interesting…….my allergies have been so bad lately with watery eyes I have a hard time wearing mascara. Any suggestions?
I’m so sorry! I have no professional input about allergies and mascara. Personally, I don’t care for waterproof mascara, but maybe try asking a cosmetic pro what mascaras holdup better than others without being waterproof. I do like the long-wearing performance of Benefit’s They’re Real!, but it’s a bit on the pricey side.
Zuzu makes a great mascara that is nourishing and gluten free. It holds up well and washes off with water. Another line that is very good for clean, non allergenic cosmetics is 100%pure.com Clean, pure cosmetics is their specialty.
The shampoo thing is a myth. Unless you’re using a very cheap, low quality shampoo…but then its because you’re depositing build up and then the next shampoo removes the build up.
Decent shampoos don’t do that so it’s a myth!
I actually use up to 7 mascaras at once! I know, that sounds crazy. But I have thin but longish lashes, so all my work makes wonders………
This is so true Amy. I use They’re Real and Dior Show to do the same thing.
Yes! I always thought it was my imagination, but it absolutely works.
But what kind of difference? You mean difference in texture of the lashes or the length?
Jenny, for me it seems to be thicker/fuller and longer. So I guess both texture and length.