The eyes are the windows to the soul and because it reveals so much of how you are feeling about yourself it should definitely be given more attention. So, whatever their shape, make them a feature people just can’t stop looking at by learning how to apply mascara.
Dress them up with these smart tricks, but before you do, use an eye and lip makeup remover on a cotton pad to clean your lashes from product build-up. If you have short lashes, use a lengthening mascara and if you have curly lashes go for a curling and lifting product.
Beauty editor tip: New mascara formulations don’t really run, so avoid waterproof mascara as they leave lashes sticky and spidery. Rather use a creamy and longwearing mascara. Also, use some body heat (hold your mascara in your hand or sit on it) for a few minutes before applying as this makes application easier.
Apply one coat to all your lashes, then apply the second coat to the inner lashes only to make eyes look closer to each other.
Brush fact: The super-soft flexible waves on this brush help you to build up your coverage without any unsightly clumps.
You can get away with loading up the mascara on the top and bottom lashes. Lucky you – anything suits this eye shape!
Brush fact: The multi-action brush helps lengthen, curl and separate your lashes with the ball tip letting you reach those tricky corners, for maximum lushness.
Keep your bottom lashes free of mascara and go all out on the top ones, as this will help your eyes appear lifted and more alert.
Brush fact: The wavy brush will lift your lashes, plus the mascara is formulated with collagen to create a thicker sweep.
Apply one coat of mascara to your top and bottom lashes. Then, to make your eyes look wider apart, apply a second coat to the outer ones. For a more dramatic effect, add some false lashes to the edges, too.
Brush fact: This designer brush will help catch even the short lashes and create a well-defined look.
You want your lashes to be longer, not thicker, so choose a lengthening mascara over a volumising one and curl them first to give some lift.
Brush fact: This hi-tech silicone brush helps to lengthen and separate, for amazing clump-free definition.
Apply most of the product to the lashes in the centre to create height. A flick of eyeliner along the upper lash line will lift the eye, too – it’s an instant awakener!
Brush fact: This is perfect for sculpting and defining with just one stroke, and the bristles catch even the shortest lashes.