These simple mascara application techniques will help you amplify your lashes

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11 December, 2023
These simple mascara application techniques will help you amplify your lashes

Much like a black blazer, a generous coat of mascara can add a hint of drama to your casual t-shirt and jeans look. A season-less staple, mascara is one of the most powerful weapons in every beauty arsenal. The 20-second application makes it a quick fix for days when you look a tad tired or sleepy. And though lash extensions and falsies are always an option, nothing compares to the easy approach of mascara—it is pocket-sized and magically transforms your look with a flick of the wrist. After all, there’s a reason this product comes with a wand! 

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to mascara formulas today—from lengthening and curling, to waterproofing and volumising, there’s something for everyone. For most of us, mascara application is a well-established routine. We do it pretty much every day: mouth inadvertently open, a few coats on each eye, and voila! But do you ever find yourself wondering if you're doing it correctly? If you’re looking to take your lashes to the next level, you can pair your desired formula with these lash-amplifying mascara techniques.

Mascara cocktailing 
This TikTok trend has the beauty girls in a chokehold. As the name suggests, it involves pairing two different mascaras together to achieve dual results. You can go in with a base layer of lash-lengthening mascara and top it off with a lash-curling or volumising mascara. 

Heated lash curling 
It’s no secret that curling your lashes pre-mascara application is a great idea. But you might want to consider lightly heating your eyelash curler with the help of a hairdryer—this helps hold the curl longer. Just make sure you don't overheat the tool!

The shimmy
The shimmy or the wiggle is another popular mascara trend. Starting from the roots, place the mascara wand on the lashes and wiggle it back and forth while moving upwards—thereby evenly coating the lashes and getting the most out of the product.

Lash priming
A good primer or lash serum protects you from harsh, waterproof formulas and nourishes your lashes at the same time. The bonus? The spoolie helps fan out and lengthen the lashes for a stunning look. 

Now that you are equipped with techniques to amplify your lashes and are itching to try it, here's a list of some of our favourite mascaras that we would take with us everywhere!

Benefit Fan Fest Mascara, ₹2,890

Huda Beauty 1 Coat Wow! Mascara, ₹2,350

Clinique High Impact High-Fi Mascara, ₹2,750

Lancome Lash Idole Mascara, ₹2,800

YSL Beauty Lash Clash Mascara, ₹3,025

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, ₹2,550

Dior Diorshow Mascara, ₹3,100

SimplyNam Clean Lashes Mascara, ₹1,599