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Mascara: The best way to enhance your sparkly eyes! Just as with hair, skin, bodies, faces, etc., we all have different type of lashes and it is actually very...


The best way to enhance your sparkly eyes!

Just as with hair, skin, bodies, faces, etc., we all have different type of lashes and it is actually very handy to think about what kind of mascara formula are you applying everyday as you might get frustrated by not achieving the results you are expecting to get: full-long-thick-colourful lashes. Or you might actually be after a natural look!

Get to know the basic types of mascara available in the market for you to make an informed decision on what-to-wear. Mascara is one of the first basics of your makeup case, as even when we are after a natural look, the correct mascara choice will bring out your lashes and open up your eyes to pull off any outfit or style desired to achieve...

It is said that by having a big lovely bunch, 80% of your makeup look is done, as it will showcase your sparkly eyes no matter their shape or colour, bringing the attention to the center of your face. Try different textures, colours, intensities... this is one the best, easiest and cheaper ways to play up with your makeup and your looks!


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Mascara primer.


Just as it happens with the primer before the foundation on your skin, the eyelash primer prepares the lash to receive the mascara and offers some of the same benefits: even application, longer lasting effect, prevent smudge and clumping and less product absorption on your lashes; it also protects your strands from drying with the constant use of mascara, so if you use it on a daily basis, applying a first a primer is the best option to protect your beauties.

Youngblood - Mineral Lash Primer

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Lengthening mascaras.


These are the best option for those with particularly short and/or straight lashes; they contain plastic polymers, made of nylon or rayon, that cling to the lashes and extend them beyond the tip, making them look like fake lashes. Usually, the brush used for this type of mascara has dense bristles for a thicker application.


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Thickening / Volumising mascara.


These are the best option for those with thin or limp lashes, as this formula will add volume without the heavy and overdone look. Their formula contains silicone polymers and special waxes to add bulk and also contain darker and stronger pigments for a dense look.

Eyeko by Alexa Chung comes with an eyeliner to recreate her iconic cat-eyed look!!




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Curling mascaras.


Very suitable for those with straight or poorly defined lashes. They contain filmifying polymers that contract once you have applied it, making the lashes shrink and lift to make a pronounced shape. This curling effect lies on the brush as well, having a slightly curved shape rather than the usual straight shape.


HINT: after applying your mascara, make use of a magic wand to keep the curl in place. We love this ModelCo heated lash curler, that has been in the market for a long time and is preferred by makeup artists and celebrities as well.



Get to know more about mascara tools and curlers here!



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Smudge-proof mascaras.


They suit everyone who needs their makeup stay neat and withstand long hours, moisture, scratches, rubbing, swimming, rain, etc., until the end of a hard working day. If you are always on the go or enjoy outdoor activities, this is a good option. They contain a wax-oil base to make them water proof/resistant, and shellac and polymers to cling to the lashes to avoid smudging. A few con's: you will need an oil-based makeup remover and also might dry your lashes, so use them sparingly or give your lashes a rest whenever not on-the-go.


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Waterproof mascaras.


There is nothing more embarrassing and/ or furstating than running mascara or finding some mascara stains on your favourite and pricey white shirt. Go for this type of formula if you are expecting some rain, tears, sweat or any moisture situation. They are also great if you have an oily skin type, as our own natural skin oils can cause other formulas to smudge and ruin your makeup. This type of mascara contains mineral oils and waxes from animal or vegetable sources, which give them their waterproof effect.

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Zero - Clumps mascara.


If you find that regardless the brush or formula your lashes still clump with application, it might be either the way you are applying your mascara or the formula itself. Try this formula that contains glycerin and silk extracts to avoid the clumpy look; usually the brush it comes with has long bristles for an even application through from one corner of the lash to the other. You might find yourself not getting the volume and length as with other formulas, as it contains less wax, polymers or fibers, but it is great for a natural look.

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Clumping issues? Click here for some tips

to achieve smooth and supple lashes!




Lash Defining mascaras.


These formulas offer all the benefits in one go: volume, length and colour. They have a thicker and heavier consistency and most of them are waterproof, as their unique formulation can smudge with moisture. The ingredients are special filmifying polymers for thickness and gloss, strong pigments for luscious colour and rayon or nylon fibers to offer a lengthening effect. The waterproof formulas contain wax and oils ingredients to resist the water/moisture conditions.


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Eyebrow mascaras.


As the common mascaras do for your lashes, this version give definition and shape to the eyebrows, especially to those ones that are fair or with a mind on their own and the pencil is not enough. They have a heavier consistency to prevent dripping and contain less gloss, as a shinny look is not required. Their brushes are the same as the lash mascara, but some come with a comb applicator for even application. Choose a colour that matches your hair for a more natural look.

And for an espectacular and super-natural effect, try this Talika gel formula filled with fibers, that actually act as eyebrows... perfect for very thin and escarce eyebrows:

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Pair your mascara with eyeliner, as its purpose is to give the lashes the appearance of depth and length complementing the mascara transformation; a super thin line very close with a solid eyeliner to the lash line, on both upper and lower lids, is best for a natural look, while a thicker line with liquid liner will achieve a sexy and dramatic look.

This 3-teeth little tool in the image to the left actually fills those spaces between the lashes to give them a thicker definition and make your liner look even more perfect.

Remember to always keep on trying to achieve the line, it is actually very easy and makes a HUGE difference in the way your eyes look; many women give up because they think they wont ever get a straight line, but you will. Start by drawing it in parts, until you can achieve one long line and use pencils, later on you can jump to gels, liquids and to use your eyeshadow as liner. It is a matter of practice, practice, and practice!

Try different colours of mascaras and liner; make your makeup an important part of your outfit, and as you use any other accessory, it can bring life to your face or a LBD to spark your day!



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  • Tajarman

    Mar 12, 2019

    On the parts of the makeup we have to use this life with the different shades of the mascara to apply on the eyes. With the same shade we will get irritate then only this is grab my essay reliable as the good quality mascara will work.

  • Philipa

    Mar 10, 2014

    I got myslef the Blinc brand, and it works amazing! The mascara sticks to your lashes and then when washed off (warm water) it comes off like little pieces of soft plastic... everything comes off without the rubbing!


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