Do you apply mascara on your lower lashes?
I do so only for special occasions, and every time, it used to be a struggle. I used only thin wands, rotated them vertically and then used them to apply mascara to the lashes, from their bottom to their tips. But no matter how careful I was, any wand always left some black smudges on my skin.
Being a lover of bright and bold eyeshadow shades, I always do my eye makeup first, so that if some fallout or smudges occur, I can easily remove them without messing up my foundation and concealer. But still, what a pain! There must be a better way to do this, right?
Well, you could buy Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, which is especially designed to coat the lower lashes. It’s only $10.00 and the reviews are raving. Or you could use your lip brush.
I had this idea while I was applying liquid eyeliner. I always use my eyeliner brush for that (makes the job so much easier!), so I thought, why not use it for mascara too? Well, that worked ok, but I wasn’t wholly satisfied. So I tried a lip brush next, and that worked even better.
How do you do it? It’s simple. Pick up some of the mascara with your brush. I do not like to touch the brush to the wand for hygienic reasons, so I put some product on the back of my hand. Then, I pick it up with the brush, and start “painting” the bottom lashes, a few at a time.
I concentrate the colour mostly at the roots. That’s where I apply more pressure with the brush, and then, more lightly, I coat the tips. I find that focusing more on the roost also gives the illusion that you’ve lined your eyes. So, there’s no need to use eyeliner for that. Isn’t that great?
How do you apply mascara to your bottom lashes?