Six ways to amp up your mascara game

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 23, 2015 18:45 IST

Batting those long lashes are every fashionistas' dream. But if the tiring process of using the eyelash curler, primer and endless swipes of mascara isn't working out for you, here's help at hand. Just invest in a good mascara and arm yourself with our quick hacks to get more out of your lash makeup routine. Be it the cool, clumpy lashes look or the Kardashian-esque thick black one - be the master of all the styles. Read on!

*Rev up recessionista: You ran out of mascara just within a month of purchase? Don't panic, your mascara has probably dried up in the bottle. Just dip the bottle in a cup of warm water for a few seconds and your fresh mascara is ready!

*Show some love: Whether you are in a hurry or just dressing up at leisure, avoid pumping the mascara wand in the bottle before application. This causes air-flow in the bottle, making it dry sooner than expected and can also cause bacterial infection. So, the next time you're swiping some on your lashes, swirl the wand around in the bottle and then apply.

*Hold the date: This holds true not only for your mascara but for all your cosmetics. Keep a regular check on the expiry date of the products you use. Every cosmetic has a shelf-life, so be sure to follow it to avoid any beauty mishap.

*Go slow 'n' steady: Rushing to work or late for a date? Don't worry, avoid last minute mascara smudges with this easy trick. Instead of starting with the upper lashes, start by applying mascara to lower lashes and then the upper one. This will prevent it from clashing and smudging. Repeat the step for the second coat.

*Mixing business with beauty: If you always end up with mascara stains on your eyelids, here's an easy beauty hack. Just put a business card underneath your lashes and apply it using strokes sans any fear of staining on above your lids.

*A dab goes a long way: In case you've messed up your mascara and are trying to revamp it, try not to clean it while it's wet. This will only cause more smudges. Wait till it dries then go about cleaning it using an ear bud dabbed in a smidgen of makeup remover.

(With inputs by Ishika Taneja, Beauty Expert)

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