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How to apply Mascara? My Top Mascara Brands Revealed.

written by Khushboo Mendonca April 22, 2018

A vital part of my daily routine so much that in absence of which I feel naked without: Mascara on my Lashes. Which of course is not such a bad thing after, who wants to wear clothes when the temperature soars over 30 degree Celsius???

Back to the point: Popping eyes are to a Look, what Hot chocolate is to a sizzling brownie! You see where I am going with this?

Now there are plenty ways to create an eye look that stands out and gets your face to speak without you saying a word. Again the color of your peepers is as important while creating a stunning look.

lazy guide alert: One way to achieve the above is using a little magic wand (which is a crucial part of the mascara tube). I am aware it is tricky for a lot of us, but in this article we’ll attempt an easy application step by step.

Step 1 – Use a curler on your lashes or skip it. Now open the mascara tube carefully so there is enough product on the spikey wand. Hold the wand in your dominating hand (I am right-handed)

Step 2 – Ensure your lashes are parallel to the floor- so your eyes are almost half open. Now simply tilt your face upwards slightly so that the spikes on the wand reach the base of your lashes effectively.

Step 3 – Start the application with a gentle swipe of the wand very close to the lashes. The key here is to protect your eyeballs from getting poked!

Step 4 – We are still on the swipe, multiple times move the wand close to the lashes, away from your eyes/face and while doing so achieve a desired shape. Depending on the mascara you use, you will add length, volume or both to your lashes.

Step 5 – Try a few swipes over and over, this is much like layering and will help achieve fuller looking lashes. Tip: Try to work your way into layers with a quick but steady hand without letting the mascara layer dry.

Step 6 – Run the brush in a similar motion over the lower lash line as well.

You are ready for the world, Working Class Diva! Yes you – Ditch those dull, droopy eyes and pack on that Mascara. It only takes a minute really!

Try and avoid letting the mascara tube stay open for too long, it dries up the product. So you’ve got to be quick with the application. You will have a Mascara dotted face initially. But every time you’ll get better at this art! I promise.

My First Mascara ever:

Benefit Cosmetics – They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara

( I am tempted to write a detailed review, here goes!)

Sephora Mascara

They’re Real mascara

Brand Claim:

What it is:
A lengthening mascara that curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for an “out-of-here” look—available in three vibrant shades.

What it does:
This breakthrough bestseller reveals lashes you never knew you had! The specially designed brush features staggered bristles that grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The custom-domed tip uses precision bristles to lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. With a glossy, jet-black, long-wearing formula, you’ll flaunt luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out.

What else you need to know:
Go horizontal: the staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume.
Then go vertical: the custom-domed tip with precision bristles lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes.
This product is an Allure Reader’s Choice award winner.

Research results:
In a consumer panel survey, the following results were reported:
– 94% saw dramatic length and volume
– 90% saw base-to-tip curl
– 94% saw visible lift
-100% saw long-wearing results

Beauty Tip:
For super curl and length, apply Roller Lash first to curl and lift your lashes. Then layer They’re Real! lengthening mascara on top.

Suggested Usage:
-Position wand horizontally and wiggle from side to side and base to tip to achieve maximum volume and length and lift.
-Hold wand vertically and stroke upward to curl and separate.
-Layer generously as desired.

What it means to me?

I was gifted Benefit mascara by Sephora during one of my corporate meetings with them. Since then I have adored this mascara.

However, lately I have begun a conscious way of living and hence do not recommend buying Benefit cosmetics because they are not cruelty free!

I don’t really care about not receiving PR packages from these brands ever – but Animal Cruelty in the beauty / cosmetic industry has got to stop!! When top selling brands like Fenty Beauty, Nyx, Pac, Nykaa, ABH, KatVonD, Becca, Morphe and many more can do it – why not the others???

Enough said: Benefit They’re real mascara is a cult-favourite because of it’s innovative wand, primarily. Wet and Wild (also cruelty free) has a similar product now.

Shop here, if you don’t care about going cruelty free!

Benefit Cosmetics They're real Mascara

The Roller ball Wand with Unique short bristles

YAYs:
  • Truly Waterproof
  • Volumizing formula
  • Roller Tip on the wand is great for separating the lashes
NAYs:
  • Tough to budge without a waterproof makeup remover
  • Clumpy formula
  • Ball tip is quite accident prone – my eye gets poked every time!!
  • Expensive – can burn a hole in your pocket !!

Doesn’t happen too often with my Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara read on!

WCD rating – 4/5

My Everyday Mascara:

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara ( Washable ). Shop here.
Brand Claim:

Discover how to be sensational with the new Maybelline Lash Sensational full fan effect mascara. The Lash Sensational mascara features an exclusive fanning brush with ten layers of bristles that reveals layers of lashes for a sensational full-fan effect. It captures lashes from root to tip for a full-fan effect to give you layers of denser, more voluminous lashes. The sensational serum nourishes lashes and unfurls 100% layer to give dramatic looking eye lashes with just one swipe. The Inner brush gives volume to lashes and reveals every lash while the outer bristles fan out lashes. Available in 2 types – Washable mascara and Waterproof mascara.

  • Gives voluminous, denser looking lashes
  • Captures lashes from root to tip for a full-fan effect
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Available in 2 variants – Washable mascara and Waterproof mascara
Mini Review:

I don’t need to say much about this product. It’s a 10/10 – have Zero complaints with this product. Just that it’s not cruelty free and am definitely not going to repurchase it again. But I love this product nevertheless because it is so effective and affordable for an EVERYDAY mascara. The washable variant is preferred because its much gentle on my lashes. 

Here’s how they look on me:

Maybelline Lash sensational Mascara, washable black

Sensational lashes

Let me know in the comments below if you know of a good dupe?? I am exploring a few Wet n Wild mascaras, Pac Cosmetics too have a good range of mascaras. I will update ya’ll soon enough.

WCD rating – 4.9/5

My Fancy ‘Blue’ Mascara:
The Body Shop Lash Hero Fibre Extension Mascara. Shop here.
Brand Claim:

Instantly volumizes and extends the appearance of lashes. Lash Hero Fibre Extension Mascara is a two-step mascara, combining a base mascara formula with lengthening fibres. Available in four high impact hues – Jet Black, Topaz Blue, Emerald Green and Brown.

  • Volumises & extends
  • High pigment colours
  • 100% Vegetarian
  • No mineral oil
  • No petrolatum
  • No carmine

Fibre Extension Mascara. Body shop

How to Apply?

  • Apply the first coat of mascara onto the lashes.
  • Apply a layer of the fibres over.
  • Finish by sealing the lashes with a second coat of mascara.
Blue Mascara

The Body shop Lash hero Fibre Extension Mascara

Mini review:

I am simply over the moon with this product. the suggested application packs on this royal blue shade on the lashes which makes a cool style statement this summer, literally!

This is my first fibre-based mascara and i keep wondering WHY I’ve never used one before?

Blue fibre mascara

Fibre Brush is part of the dual ended spooley, the black bottle holds more fibre product/

coloured Mascara by Body shop

Spooly with Blue mascara

YAYs:
  • Build able formula – allows layering for popping effect.
  • Popping shades – Colours do show up on dark lashes/ brown girl friendly
  • Fantastic staying power
  • Waterproof, sweat proof
  • Cruelty free – safe ingredients
NAYs:
  • Product quantity seems too little for the price paid. So I save it for occasions!!
  • Price point is not very affordable, try buying it on sale or through loyalty points. That way it wouldn’t hurt much!
  • Difficult to wash off with gentle cleansers, need a waterproof eye makeup remover for sure.

WCD rates – 4.6/5

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