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,
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 curling mascara.
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 wardrobe.
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
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.