Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Mascara Application (Good info)
For years I would put my eyeliner, eye shadow, and then it was time for the mascara...I would start the top lashes layering (one coat let, it dry, another coat) and repeat on the other side on top. Okay, liking the way they looked, it was now time to do the bottoms. It never failed, I would end up with little "star" marks on my eye shadow. The lttle "ping" marks that you get if our top lashes touch the area right under your eyebrow. Of course, I would mutter under my breathe, take out the oil free eye makeup remover and remove the star marks and then fix the eye shadow.
I was sitting at a color clinique and the instructor was saying that since "we were all consultants we knew to do our bottom lashes before our top lashes". - Believing that I was a semi intelligent person, I was too embarrassed to ask why, fortunately the instructor was a good teacher and went on to explain that "if you do your bottom lashes first and then proceed to your top, - you will not end up with those "spots" because when you are leaning forward or opening your mouth to get your mascara to go on the bottom lashes there is no mascara on the top to leave marks". :)
It was a humbling moment because I swear I felt like a sign went up over my head that said - duh, why did I never figure that out myself? -
The reason for not evaulating my technique before the teacher opened my eyes was because the way I did things were habit to me.
I know share this "gem" with every facial or show that I have. I have been so surprised at how many have thanked me for the information. Very often, when I do my closings and I ask, did you learn anything new today, you may not have known? The most common answer is, I never knew about doing the bottom lashes first, but you can bet I am going to apply it that way from now on. (Peek a boo, I see you!)
If you are reading this and thinking - wow, that is good news, remember it takes approx. two weeks to develope a habit. So don't give up after a few days, keep on and soon you will not even be able to apply your top lashes before you bottom ones.
P.S. When applying multiple coats of mascara, allowthe coatto dry before applying the next, this lessens, clumping and the "spider eye's".
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