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Jan 1, 2016

8 Mascara Hacks You Should Try

OK ladies, who can only apply mascara with their mouth open? Guilty! I believe the more you lean into the mirror and the wider you open your mouth, the fuller your lashes will be. Alright, not really, but it’s a technique I (and I’m sure other women) have used forever when it comes to applying mascara. But did you know, mascara can do so much more than just make you have fuller lashes? Check out these eight mascara hacks, and be prepared to wow your friends; they’re just that cool.

1. Avoid Clumps

One of the things I hate the most about applying mascara is the clumps. I hate, hate, hate clumps! You work so hard to get everything perfect, and then your mascara goes clumping on your eyelashes—ugh! Well, my friend, there is a way to apply mascara without the clumps, and it’s all in how you paint. That’s right, apply your mascara with a flat-edge synthetic brush and paint the mascara onto your lashes.

2. Enhance Brows

Filling in your eyebrows is a great way to complete your look and help frame your face. But did you know, when you’re short an eyebrow pencil, mascara can fill in? To do this, you’ll need to clean as much mascara off your brush as possible and lightly comb it through your eyebrows. Made a mistake? No worries, just grab a Q-tip and some lotion and wipe it away.

3. Cover Grays

OK, so you don’t have time to get your hair dyed before Leadership Week, but before you run out and buy a box dye, use mascara! Select a mascara color that matches your hair color and wipe it down the length of your hair to hide the gray. Don’t believe it works? I’ve witnessed my mom do this trick many times when she was in a hurry to go somewhere, and although I couldn’t get her testimony, you’ll just have to trust me that it works great.

4. Brighten Your Eyes

Want to know how celebrities eyes pop so much on the red carpet? Well, the look is easier to achieve than you might think! All you need is an accent color mascara and black mascara. What you do is apply one coat of your accent color (blue, red, purple, etc.) to your lashes, and then apply black on top but leave a quarter of the accent color visible at the lash line. It’s the best of both worlds: a splash of playful color with the look of black lashes.

5.  The Minking Technique

Sounds strange, I know, but minking is one of the best ways you can get a fuller lash look. Minking is the technique of using of two different mascara colors to make your lashes appear fuller. What you do, for example, is first apply the black mascara, then mink it by applying brown at the tips, finishing it again with a coat of black. Trust me, there is a dramatic difference to the look of your eyelashes when you try this technique.  

6. Wiggle Wiggle

Most of us just apply mascara in the same direction, the same way, every single day. Well, instead of just brushing up with your mascara wand, why not wiggle it. When you use a zigzag motion or wiggle your wand, it helps make sure that every lash is coated with mascara. The result? Fuller, more beautiful looking lashes.

7. Eyeliner

If you’re anything like me, you don’t go anywhere without applying some eyeliner. But because I use eyeliner so much, I run out of it pretty regularly. And sometimes I run out at the worst time. But luckily, mascara works as a great eyeliner when you’re in a pinch. All you need to do is use an eyeliner brush, dip it into the mascara tube, and then paint a thin line across your lid. And there you go, eyeliner!  

8. Revive Mascara

Speaking of running out of eyeliner, don’t you hate it when your mascara seems like it’s drying up? And it’s your favorite type too! Well, all you need to do is apply a couple drops of saline solution (the kind your use for your contacts) into your mascara tube, and ta-da, more mascara!

Mascara doesn’t have to be the enemy! When you use these hacks, you’ll find that mascara might actually be your best friend. And before you go, here is one more tip—join UnitWise! OK, it’s not a tip for applying mascara, but we do have plenty of other tips on how easy it can be to manage your Mary Kay business with UnitWise. So come take a look and see what we can do for you!

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