Mascara Mania-Only the Best for Your Lashes
Sometimes simplicity makes all the difference. Getting all dolled up
doesn't have to become a hassle every time you have somewhere to go. A
nice dress or outfit can be complemented with a few jewelry items, a
fashionable hairstyle (or hair brushed out straight) and a light
smattering of makeup.
Whether you are going for all-out glamor or girl-next-door gorgeous,
a coat or two of mascara will work wonders for bringing out your
beautiful eyes and long lashes. If you don't regularly wear makeup, you
may want to consider these questions before selecting mascara from
among countless brands and styles.
What type of eyelashes do I have? Are they long, curly, thick, thin, short, just right?
Once you answer this question, you can learn what positives your
lashes have going for them and what element could be easily enhanced
with the right kind of mascara. Shorter lashes could lash out with a
length enhancing type of mascara. Thinner lashes will become fuller
with a thickening formula and longer lashes will really benefit from
What will look best with my complexion? What will complement my outfit and wardrobe in general?
Mascaras are available in a wide range of colors and styles, from
blackest black and dark brown to lighter shades of both, or even fun
colors like blues and greens. Most times black and brown hues are most
appropriate and work well with any skin tone, eye color and choice of
Do I plan to go swimming? Is there a chance I might cry, or laugh so
hard that I cry? Am I going to take a quick shower at some point and
hope to avoid re-doing my makeup entirely?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, waterproof mascara is
the way to go! Great for preventing soppy scenes at sad movies or
emotional times - weddings, graduations and the like, waterproof
mascara can save the day, or at least your face. Available most often
in shades of black and brown, this type of mascara can be difficult to
remove unless you have a makeup remover that is capable of gently
washing away water resistant makeup.
Do you cringe at the thought of that archaic metal eyelash curler getting within a foot of your face?
If so, you will want to keep an eye out for mascara that has a
curling element to it. Sometimes these products come with multiple
characteristics, like thickening or lengthening aspects as well. First
determine your needs and then seek out mascara that will satisfy them.
Do you feel that your eyelashes are very blonde or not so
noticeable? Do you often feel like you have to glob a lot makeup onto
them just to make them stand out?
If this problem seems to haunt you, try a lash thickening mascara,
or possibly one that lengthens and thickens. A thicker formula will be
better for your lashes than a product that cakes on layer after layer.
Even if your eyelashes are still a bit subtle, you can always further
accent your eyes with eyeliner and darker eye shadows. If you still
seem to have trouble making your eyes more defined, consider checking
into fake eyelashes for special occasions.
No matter which mascara suits you best, remember to pair it with a
pretty shadow and eyeliner if you so desire. To prevent smudges on your
pillows and bits of makeup irritating your eyes overnight, remember to
remove mascara and other makeup with a gentle cleanser before bed.