Firstly, apply all your other makeup. This includes
foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, etc. If you worry about getting mascara on
your eyeliner, you can stick a business card behind your eyelashes to prevent
Optionally, curl your eyelashes for extra length before you put
Open the mascara. Rub the end of
the mascara applicator on the inside rim of the mascara tube to get excess off.
Position yourself comfortably in
front of a mirror. Lean your dominant elbow on a firm surface. With a steady hand, place
the mascara wand at the root of your eyelashes. Gently pull the wand up to the
end of your lashes, slightly jarring the wand back and forth to separate the
lashes and prevent clumps. Repeat across your eyelashes, making sure to get
Use a lash comb. Place the comb at
the lash roots, and gently pull up through the lashes. Do this before the
mascara has had a chance to dry, otherwise the mascara will flake off into your
eyes and down your cheek.5
Hold the mascara wand vertical. Lightly run it
along your upper and lower eyelashes to add slight color to them.
Remove any mascara smudges with
makeup remover. Place a cotton bud on the top of the smudge, and gently rotate in
place until it comes off. User your finger to blend your eye shadow back in.