- When applying mascara, open your eye and tilt your head back so that you’re looking downwards into the mirror. This ensures that the mascara does not get onto your browbone. If it does, keep a cotton-bud ready to wipe it off immediately before it dries.
- Hold the mascara wand at the base of the upper lashes, wiggle it a little from side to side to get between them and pull it upwards along the lashes.
- To apply more than one coat of mascara, DO NOT wait for the first coat to dry. Follow the first coat immediately with the second coat, third coat and so on. If the mascara is allowed to dry, it becomes difficult to apply the subsequent coats and they get clumped up.
- If you are using mascara for the first time, buy one that is not waterproof. Waterproof mascara tends to dry quicker. If it’s your first time with mascara, chances are that you’ll be a bit slow with the application and you don’t want your mascara clumping because it is drying so quickly.
For further information on how to choose a mascara wand when buying mascara that will suit you, read http://pixiwoo.blogspot.in/2012/04/which-mascara-wand.html . It gives a simple and useful categorization of mascara wands to help you choose the right one for you.