Mascara Tips and Picks

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One of our pet peeves is mascara that clumps! Well here are some expert tips for applying your mascara to avoid that misery. And we also have some mascara picks from beauty experts and consumers.

To apply mascara without clumps, consider these expert tips:

  1. Scrape Excess Mascara: Before applying, gently scrape off excess mascara from the wand to prevent clumping.
  2. Proper Application: Start at the base of your lashes and wiggle the wand side to side as you move towards the tips.
  3. Layering Technique: Wait about 15 to 30 seconds between coats to avoid clumps and achieve a smooth finish.
  4. Use a Clean Wand: Regularly clean your mascara wand to prevent old, dried mascara from causing clumps.
  5. Curl Your Lashes: Curling your lashes before applying mascara can help prevent clumps and give a smoother application.
  6. Eyelash Comb: After applying mascara, use an eyelash comb to separate any clumps and define your lashes.

Remember, less is often more with mascara, so apply in light, even coats for the best results.

Non-Clumping Mascaras

We have not personally tested these, but we are going to try the Charlotte Tilbury because we love her brow gel. But these have been tested by beauty reviewers and they get high consumer ratings too.  Tell us what you favorite mascaras are.  Leave a note in the comments.

Benefit Cosmetics Lengthening Mascara: This mascara is praised for its ability to define, separate, and volumize lashes without clumping.

CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara: A drugstore favorite that promises clump-free application at an affordable price.

Glossier Lift and Lengthening Mascara: Ideal for a natural look, providing length and lift with a clean finish.

Tower 28 Beauty MakeWaves Mascara: Offers a lifting effect and is appreciated for its non-clumping formula.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara: Known for its volumizing capabilities and smooth application.

L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Waterproof Mascara: A waterproof option that extends lashes without the mess of clumps.

Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara: A tubing mascara that wraps each lash for a defined, clump-free look.

ILIA Limitless Lash Lengthening Clean Mascara: A clean beauty option that lengthens lashes while keeping them separated.


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