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This Super Easy Mascara Hack Gives Extra Volume and Lift to Lashes

One word: WOW.

When it comes to experimenting with beauty and, more specifically, makeup, there are so many products, formulas and techniques to try. We've seen how to create a seamlessly smooth graphic eyeliner, the best way to apply cream contour and we've even been convinced to switch up our decades old concealer routine. Thanks, TikTok.

Now, I don't know about you, but one thing in my routine that remains unchanged is how I apply mascara. It's simple: prep the lashes with a curling tool and then add a few coats of your favourite mascara, right? WRONG! According to makeup artist, Cynthia Di Meo, whose clientele includes the one and only Selena Gomez, we've apparently been missing a few vital steps. And said steps can actually give us that volume and lift we oh so desire.

In a recent Instagram video tutorial, Cynthia shows how she achieves volume, lift, length, separation and all that good stuff we want out of a fluffy lash. She instructs: "wave the wand around for about 30 seconds to let the formula dry; this helps to build volume a lot quicker". Okay, seems simple enough.

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Adding to this, she then says to "fan out your lashes, and then when it's about 80% dry, press them up with your fingers to add more lift". And there you have it, the three-step trick that requires nothing more than your handy dandy mascara wand and your fingertips.

Now, IDK about you, but I'm off to try this hack out for myself. See ya!