June 16, 2011

a word about mascara

I really thought this was a common practice but since I've had 2 different gals in the last few months comment about it maybe it's not as common as I perceived. I thought I would do a quick blog post about it and show some pictures to illustrate.

When I was in Arizona with my sister we got ready together every morning and one morning she noticed that I was putting more than one layer of mascara on my eyelashes. I told her yes, I always do two or three coats, letting them dry in between. It makes your eyelashes so much longer, fuller and more dramatic. She said she always just did one coat but when she tried doing a few she noticed a much fuller look right away. My friend Laura made a similar comment when I posted the video of Alex doing her makeup as she applied a couple layers to her outer lashes to achieve that false-eyelashes look.

Now this isn't brain surgery nor is it revolutionary but I thought I'd share since maybe there are some of you that haven't tried applying a few coats. Here are a few photos to show the dramatic difference and the look you can achieve when you apply more than just a quick sweep. (And I'm not talking about doing it so many times you've got spiders sitting on your face... use common sense ladies!)

The eye on the left has 3 coats of mascara while the eye on the right has only one coat. You can see the dramatic difference. 

If you are after a subtle look to finish off your face just sweep one coat of mascara over your eyelashes, but if you want something a bit more striking keep coating those lashes (remember to let them dry in between coats!) until you get the look you're after.

**After looking at this post a few times now does it totally look like I have owl eyes to anyone else?!
 Hoo hoo!**

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 17, 2011

    You look beautiful no matter how many coats or jackets of sweaters you put on your eyelashes! And no you do not look like an owl!


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