Do you lash and go? Chances are you are doing it wrong. Leading makeup artists usually blend different mascaras, use several wands, and even combine shades for lustrous lashes. Below we offer some professional tips from leading makeup artists.
Makeup artist Mally Roncal, who has worked with superstars like Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Heidi Klum, JLo, Mary J. Blige, and Rihanna, believes that by adding a layer of regular mascara over a layer of waterproof mascara, you can achieve a perfect curl from even the most inflexible lashes. Also, you can achieve a more natural curl by pumping a curler along your lashes than by pressing the lashes at the base.
Roncal, who has her own beauty brand, sells Instantly Impactful Mascara, which lengthens, fills and defines lashes for dramatic results, as well as Lift and Curl Mascara, which promotes curve formation with its specially designed brush which has tightly lined bristles to grab and elevate lashes.
Make artists swear by using black mascara on upper lashes, while applying brown mascara to the lower lashes to "make eyes look naturally defined," says makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who has worked with A-list actresses Margot Robbie and Priyanka Chopra.
Makeup artists have been using color mascara to bring out the eyes for ages. Dubroff usually applies a layer of black mascara then presses a burgundy shade, such as Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Garnet, on the tips or the base to shift attention to the eyes, she says.
Recently, at the UK premiere of I, Tonya, Dubroff outlined Margot Robbie's eyelids with white using the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Paint Liner in White Party. The resulting look was luminous and fresh with highlighted cheekbones, pink blush, and pink-hued nude lipstick.
Writer Grace Timothy recently wrote an essay, A Love Letter To Mascara, in which she sang the praises of beauty product. Timothy says that mascara is the one product she can't live without. The writer has mastered every technique including the spider lash, the false lash effect, the clean barely-there lash, the Twiggy, the Moss, the Margot Tenenbaum, and the Sophia Loren.
"I’ve rarely gone a day without wearing mascara, not because I need it but because I love it. It always fits. It doesn’t shame your imperfections like some make-up, and it doesn’t steal focus: it’s like black underwear, underpinning everything else with its sexy, understated presence," Timothy says.