Eyelashes are essential for the protection of our delicate eyes, for sure. However, they are also the most flattering feature and can make or break your eye makeup look. Mascara was one of the first cosmetics invented, and formulators designed it to add another layer of protection around the eyes.
Though the roots of mascara go back thousands of years, people initially made modern-day mascara by mixing petroleum jelly and coal! The first marketable and applicable mascara was brought to us by a brand which today is one of the top cosmetic brands, Maybelline!
Applying mascara can be scary. We have heard countless tales of women poking themselves in the eye because of incorrect application. The improper application techniques can smear your mascara and clump and clog your lashes. However, the process can be easy by following a couple of dos and don’ts. For instance, picking the right kind of wand (curved, skinny, jumbo oval with a rounded tip, etc.) is very useful.
Before the application, make sure you don’t have any of your face makeup on your lashes. To avoid clumping, keep your base clean. Next, wipe off the excess mascara from the applicator. Place the mascara wand at the base of your eyelashes. Coat your eyelashes from the root to the tip by moving the applicator upwards. Wiggling the brush helps in the smooth application of the pigment. Next, cover the corners using the applicator tip. Coat them evenly from the bottom to the tip of the eyelashes. This will prevent your mascara from smudging or transferring. Like the application of other cosmetics, with practice, one gets better at it!
Mascara is the ideal complement to a no-makeup makeup look. You can instantly spice up your entire look by combining it with kajal and eyeliner. In addition, mascara makeup helps to enhance the minimalist makeup look.
Mascara is one of those magnificent makeup products that has come full circle. It began as a protector of the eyes against the sun and pollution and has become a must-have for all makeup experts. You can use mascara to lengthen, enhance, curl, thicken, darken, and even colour the lashes!
There is a wide variety of mascaras available for different purposes. Here is a list of a few products from which you can choose the right product for you.
Maybelline New York The Colossal Mascara
Maybelline New York The Colossal Mascara is a volumising product packed with collagen. It includes a ‘Colossal Mega Brush,’ which helps to achieve 9X volume without clumping your lashes. This product is excellent for creating a dramatic eye makeup appearance. This mascara is available in two varieties: waterproof and washable. This mascara lasts up to 12 hours and is an excellent product for daily usage.
MyGlamm Twist It Up Mascara
This mascara is an excellent pick if you’re looking for a curling mascara. Its twistable mascara wand gives your lashes significant volume and impressive curl. Smudge-proof, water-resistant and transfer-resistant, this product lifts your lashes. In addition, it gives them a bouncy curl, thus adding a dramatic look to your eye makeup!
L’oreal Paris False Lash Superstar Mascara
A unique product, L’oreal Paris False Lash Superstar Mascara is a two-in-one mascara. You can use this product to both- volumise and curl your lashes. The kit includes a Super-Sizing Primer that thickens each lash to create bodacious volume. The formula has infusions of seven different types of exceptional care oil. The Lash-Lifting Top-coat on the other side comes with a curler brush for super-lifted, glossy black lashes. This mascara stretches and expands your lashes like wings, resulting in a dramatic fringe.
Swiss Beauty Transparent Gel Mascara Lash & Brow
Swiss Beauty Transparent Mascara is a clear gel that separates each lash while simultaneously taming and setting your eyelashes and eyebrows. It allows your lashes to keep their curl and give them the definition they require. In addition, this clear mascara adds a wet-sheen gloss to your lashes without darkening them. You can also use clear mascara to control unruly brows.
Some mascaras in the market help add colour to your lashes. Coloured mascara provides a unique touch to any makeup look and brightens your eyes after application. The Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara Blue is an attractive coloured mascara available in the Indian market. This smudge-proof and water-resistant mascara in a trendy blue tint coats lashes in an intense, royal blue shade. It includes a delicate curling brush for easy application. In addition, blue mascara can brighten the whites of your eyes, making you appear more awake and alert! Blue mascara will look stunning on anyone.
Some brands sell makeup combos that include a couple of different makeup items. For instance, ‘Faces Magnet Eyes Range 3 In 1’ is a trio set that provides mascara, eyeliner and kajal to complete any eye-makeup look. In addition, the set comes with a ‘Faces Canada Magneteyes Mascara’ in the black shade. It’s a volumising, lightweight mascara with a deep black finish. This mascara, which comes with a volumising brush, adds length, fullness, and eye-enhancing curl to lashes while moisturising them for a velvety feel.
There is a category of mascara called ‘eyebrow mascara’, which is used for eyebrows and is slightly different from mascara for eyes. It’s used for several purposes, like covering greys, thickening fine brow hair, and taming the eyebrows. The Colorbar USA Brow Me Fiber Mascara is a good eyebrow mascara available in the market. It comes in two shades- black and mocha. The product contains microfibres that cling to skin and hair to create natural-looking fullness and dimension. In addition, it is waterproof, sweat-proof and humidity resistant.
You can find the products mentioned above on the Health and Glow website.
To remove mascara, press a Makeup Pad soaked in remover against your eye for 30 seconds. This helps dissolve the mascara and prevents rubbing and straining on your lashes. Coconut oil is the best natural makeup remover. However, do follow it up with a water-based cleanser. In addition, you can use various uniquely designed eye makeup remover liquids in the market.
Most of the mascaras available in the market have a shelf life of 3 to 6 months. One should avoid using expired mascara since it can invite many eye infections. A strong odour and the mascara becoming dry and flaky are signs that it has expired.
If you have yet to try a mascara, you should give this versatile makeup product a go! You can choose the ideal mascara and give your lashes the look they deserve!