Health & Beauty | 26 December 20166 Tips for Lashes that Last Share article facebook twitter google pinterest There’s nothing worse than having lumpy, clumpy lashes. Unless your lashes start to run down your face halfway through the day, that’s pretty bad too. Makeup Makeovers Beauty Bible has six tips and tricks to keeping your mascara looking full and staying put all day long. Mascara is everyone’s favorite way to add definition to the eyes. I recommend applying several coats of mascara, to define and open your eyes, because layering your mascara creates the most dramatic definition. If you have allergies or are concerned about getting teary-eyed, you can make any formula waterproof by topping your regular mascara with a layer of waterproof mascara. Here’s the best way to apply several coats of mascara to “build” lashes that last: 1. Begin by curling your eyelashes with a crimpstyle curler; this opens up the eyes and makes them appear larger and more youthful. (If you opt for a heated curler, use it after you’ve applied mascara and it has thoroughly dried.) 2. Pull the mascara wand out of the tube and wipe the brush against the opening of the tube or on a paper towel to remove excess product. Do not be afraid of cleaning too much product off— there is plenty on there! 3. Apply the small amount that is left on the brush to your eyelashes. 4. Using an eyelash comb, comb your lashes before the mascara dries. This will help keep your lashes well separated and prevent them from clumping. 5. Let each coat of mascara dry between applications. This can take a couple of minutes, so be patient, but each coat must be completely dry. If you do not wait for each layer to dry, your lashes will clump. 6. After one coat is dry, pull your wand out, clean it off, and apply your next coat. Comb, dry, and so on and so on—you get the picture. The trick to mastering multiple-coat application is being sure to apply very thin coats, letting each dry completely between layers. I almost always apply three coats to the top lash line and one coat to the bottom. There is no rule stating that you have to apply mascara to your bottom lashes; it is a matter of personal preference. When I first started my makeup career (many, many years ago), I would never use mascara on the bottom lashes (it was not in fashion), but now I almost always do (for definition). The one time I might try to convince you not to use mascara along your lower lash line is if your lashes are very sparse, because defining them only accentuates their sparseness. Here’s a looking younger trick of the trade: If you don’t use mascara on your lashes, be sure to smudge your eyeliner really well, because mascara breaks up the line and makes it look much more natural. Remember that defining your eyes always makes your eyes look more youthful, which makes you look more youthful. I think that thick, dark, long lashes are eighty percent of the battle—your lashes are so important. Curled, thick, dark, luscious lashes equals young and beautiful. Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: In The UK: Forget extreme makeovers! Robert Jones, makeup artist extraordinaire, outlines step-by-step how even the ugliest duckling can become a swan—with makeup alone! In hundreds of awe-inspiring before-and-after photos, Robert makes it easy for any woman to achieve true beauty in this book, which has become the definitive encyclopedia on the subject. Unlike most makeup books that focus on celebrities or the already-glamorous, this book shows every woman how to be her most beautiful. No matter what your age, skin tone, or profile, Robert can show you simple techniques that camouflage flaws and highlight each woman’s unique beauty. Best of all, it’s EASY! Even if you’ve never worn makeup before, you can learn how to bring out your best in just a few minutes. This stunning book is also a full-color guide to applying wedding makeup, with countless stunning before-and-after pictures of regular women throughout. It is highly instructional and does not just show model perfect women, instead it focuses on the girl next door, your best friend and you. Every woman can be beautiful on her wedding day, no matter what her age or ethnic background, with Robert’s makeup techniques. It features special makeup techniques for morning, midday, afternoon and evening weddings; because with each time of day you will photograph differently and as we all know one of the most important things to think about is how you will photograph. There are also chapters on more makeup tricks for wedding photos, and, of course, makeup for bridesmaids and matrons of honor. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.