16 Common Mistakes We Make While Getting Mascara

Experts teach you what to do and what not to do with your eyelash mask

Indispensable even in the most basic day-to-day makeup, mascara is such an old product that it is hard to pinpoint the date of your invention.Many historians give the merits to Frenchman Eugene Rimmel who invented a compound called mascara in the mid 1900s. Others cite TL Williams who in 1917 released the first mascara made of petroleum jelly and coal dust and baptized him in honor of his sister Maybell, of Maybelline Cake Mascara.

Rimmel and Williams dispute in history the invention of the mask of lashes as the stylists Mary Quant and André Courrèges dispute the creation of miniskirt.And just as the miniskirt was already on the streets when the two designers launched it for sale, the mascara was already old known to women in ancient history.

In the 1800s, in the Victorian era, women were already painting their eyelashes with ashes in the hope of being chosen as the muses of some painter.There are also 1500 records that tell about a mixture used by women made from nut shells and used to dye eyelashes.There are still those who bet on Cleopatra and her supposed vanity as the creator of mascara and shadow, since she dyed not only eyelashes, but eyes with khol powder.

It is historically proven that from ancient times women understand the transforming power of the gaze through long, bulky lashes.That has not changed, what has changed is the endless diversity of mask formulas for eyelashes and apply brushes.Such variety means that, between brushstrokes and other brushstrokes, many mistakes are made and the potential of the product is minimized.

Check out the most common mistakes when applying mascara according to experts Diana Wittkowiski, who works with commercial and artistic makeup in Frankfurt, Paris and Basel and Bruna Galliano, also a professional makeup artist who worked with beauty in São Paulo and New York.

1. SPEND BROWN MASCARA IN A LIGHTER SHADE THAN THE HAIR, OR MORE REDDISH

According to makeup artist Diana Wittkowski a crass mistake is getting a brown mascara when you do not need it.”Blondes can wear brown mascara on a day-to-day basis, but knowing which brown works, sometimes gray is best.For more marked makes, blondes and redheads can even use black, “he advises.

2. OVERLOAD WITH THE WRONG TYPE OF MASCARA

Each type of eyelash has your ideal mascara according to volume, length and the effect you want to give.”There are a lot of people who spend too much or do not know how to choose the brush (the brush influences a lot!) And leaves the lashes looking like they glued ‘fly legs’.Lousy effect, “cries Diana.The makeup artist Bruna Galliano agrees: “I do not understand the need to pass endless layers of mask.If you want something dramatic, use false eyelashes! “He says.

3. LEAVE BALLS AT ENDS

The idea of ​​mascara is to look up relatively smoothly.Polka dots on the edge of the eyelash are not elegant.

4. OVERWRAPPING THE WIRES

This is also a problem many times the choice of the brush, or the way to go.If even trying to pass the light mask on the lashes and hoping to dry between the layers it still stick to each other, check the expiration date and / or switch product.

5. TRY TO DETACH THE WIRES WITH SILICONE

According to makeup artist Diana Wittkowski, the trick even works, but it is dangerous: “No product that is not specific to the eye area should be passed close to the eyes, it can be dangerous,” he warned.

6. ERASE THE MASCARA ON THE EYELID AT THE TIME OF PASSING, OR WHEN BLINKING

To prevent this from happening, the tip of the experts Diana and Bruna is simple: put a scarf behind the eyelashes, it may be a piece of folded toilet paper.This also avoids ruining the shade and having to redo all the makeup.

7. DO NOT USE AN EYELASH

The curvex alone has the power to look up, do not skip this step.A useful tip for professionals to enhance the effect of the instrument is to warm it up a bit with the drier and then press the wires.

8. USING AN EYELASH AFTER PASSING THE MASCARA

Those who already know what happens, the lashes cling to each other and can be with an exaggerated curvature, not natural.The eyelash curler should come before the mascara.

9. CREATE AN ANGLE WITH CURVEX

After going through the eyelash curls should be rounded, if they are in a shape that most resembles a fold you are doing something wrong!Choose the correct position for the curvex, do not tighten too much and not for long.

10. WEAR OLD MASCARA

In addition to not having the same effect as new mascara, old or overdue products can cause eye damage.”In addition to irritating the eyes, if you let the mascara age, it stinks, in fact the cosmetics are made in a way that they smell bad to warn that the expiration date has passed,” says Diana.

11. “AGING” THE MASCARA

It is very common for women to make a “come and go” movement with the mascara brush inside the tube, but the makeup artist Bruna Galliano disapproves of this gesture.”The mask lasts around 6 months, while doing this you are putting air into the tube, which will make the product dry much faster.The new mask is actually very liquid, if you do not like this effect the ideal is to use the old brush in the new mask until it stays in the point you like, “he says.

12. DO NOT PUT MASCARA OVER FALSE EYELASHES

It is a mistake, because the effect of false eyelashes would be more natural with the mask.Diana recalls that false eyelashes should be proportionate to the eye.Who puts it needs to know where it starts and where it ends, they must be adjusted and can be cut.A layer of mascara on top of the false eyelashes is fundamental so that they “melt” to your natural lashes and the result does not get too artificial.

13. MAKING THE WRONG MOVE

Not only at the tips, not just from top to bottom.Bruna Galliano gives the hint: “I always step on the top of the eyelashes once, to cover any shade residue that has fallen, then step out of the root.In the root, I zig zag with the brush, to give more volume “.

14. COMB THE EYELASHES IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

Unless the proposal is artistic or festive, doing doll eyelashes or combing them in the opposite direction to the birth of the yarn is not a good idea.”I’m in favor of the basics: the wires going in their natural direction.If they are crooked, we arrange for the “natural direction” he should have, “says Bruna.

15. PASS MASCARA + COMPACT POWDER + MASCARA

This old trick is not as good as it looks.”Face powder, as the name says, is to the face, if you want thicker lashes, expect to dry and pass another layer of mask,” advises Bruna.

16. DO NOT WEAR MASCARA

No one is forced to wear makeup every day, but for Bruna a make-up without mascara is like a work of art without frame.

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