How To Get Your Mascara Just Right, Every Time

comments

mascara-embedPhotographed by Julia Robbs.
Mascara seems pretty simple, right? It's easy to fall into the habit of grabbing a tube of black, swiping on a couple of coats, and moving onto more pressing things (like, um, that second cup of coffee). But, as a series of GIFs published on The Cut demonstrates, you could be just a few steps away from changing your mascara game forever.

First step: If a natural look is what you're after, get thee a fan brush. Makeup artists swear by them backstage, as they give more control (and allow you to get even closer to the roots) than a traditional mascara brush does. For super-defined lashes, you'll want to use a smaller wand and hold it vertically to target individual chunks of lashes. Who needs to go faux?

If, on the other hand, you're going for super-dramatic fringe to complement some serious liner, use this tip spotted at Cushnie et Ochs: Apply one regular coat of mascara, and then redip the brush and apply to the lashes at the outer corners, pulling the brush up and out to create a feline shape to the eye.

To check out all four looks (and watch GIFs of each method), click on over to The Cut and lash out. (The Cut)



Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page!