If you asked a women “what one makeup product would you want on a “deserted island? “Most would answer ” mascara”. In fact, most women wouldn’t leave home without wearing it! First, its the one product that can take you from lame to wow in less than a minute. Actually, the right mascara lets women express themselves. And, it effortlessly enhances our lashes, Furthermore, by lengthening and darkening our lashes, it makes our eyes look bigger. Not only does it darken our lashes, it also thickens, lengthens, and defines them. Therefore, it allows us to draw more attention to our eyes. As a result, , it gives us the power to increase our confidence and feel good about ourselves. Since it enhances our lashes, the Perfect Mascara is the game changer when it comes to our eyes.
The Perfect Mascara Brush
There is so much more focus on the brush than on the formula. To illustrate, the eye is delicate. Also, the lashes are practically on top of the eye. Unfortunately, then mascara is too near the eye, As a result , not a lot of innovation can occur because of the strict, enforced, regulations. Hence, the innovation lies mostly with the brush. Therefore, each engineered brush performs a specific task. And, how the engineered brush will determine the amount of mascara that goes on the lashes.
Wired Brushes Vs Molded Brushes
On the one hand, traditional wired brushes dump a lot of mascara at the base of the lash. Next, the wired brush pulls the mascara through the lash. Therefore, they are ideal for creating volume. However, the downside is, it makes the lashes clump together. On the other hand, molded brushes are best for coating and separating individual lashes.
Curved Brushes, Ball-tipped Brushes with a Spiked Sphere and Thin Brushes
Curved brushes have arched rows of bristles that coax the lashes upward. And, Ball-tipped brush with a spiked sphere on the end help to coat the tiny inner lashes, and the longer outer lashes. Furthermore, the Thin, comb-like brush allows you to coat each lash individually and separate the lashes at the same time.
Pine Cone Brushes
The Pine-Cone brush has longer bristles at the end that can grip the outer lashes, and still lightly coat the inner and middle lashes. For your bottom lashes, the bottom-lash brush presses the color into the bottom lashes. Therefore, there is no need to swipe the lashes.
Newer Designs – The Expandable Brush, The Corkscrew and the Rubber Bristle Brushes
Newer designs, like the expandable brush, expands out and distributes the mascara to coat individual lashes. However, when the expandable brush contracts, it is in a tighter position to force lashes to clump together. The Corkscrew is a helix of bristles that also help to define each lash. Rubber bristle brushes grip the hair and deposit more mascara than a regular bristled brush. Therefore, rubber bristles define and separate you lashes.
Super Bushy and U-Shaped Brushes
The Super Bushy brush is a classic plush brush that helps to lengthen the lashes at the tip. Hence, the Bushy creates a wide-eyed look. Additionally, the U-shaped brush is great for reaching outer corners and pulling them up and out in one swipe. As a result, the U-shaped brush creates equal parts volume and eye – opening.
Brush Size Matters
Also important, the size of the brush matters. For example, larger brushes hold more mascara. Therefore, the larger brush creates a heavier application. Thus, you achieve more drama with a larger brush.
Shorter lashes work best with Smaller Brushes. First, the smaller brush adds a touch of mascara. Therefore, the lashes won’t clump together. And, if you really want to be precise, use a teeny weensy brush.
Two Main Classes Of Perfect Mascara
You Can’t Get the Perfect Mascara Look without the right formula.
Water Resistant Formula
Water Proof Formula
Waterproof formulas make a lot of sense. However, they have their limitations. First, waterproof formulas can not build as much bulk on the lash. Next, the ingredients for waterproof formulas are more restricted than water resistant ingredients. Also, the waterproof formula is a pain to take off. In fact, they even require a totally different type of removal.
Perfect Mascara – Formulas
Most important, the higher up your ingredient is in the ingredient list, the better it will perform.
Fibers and Polymers extend beyond the edge of the lashes. Therefore, they give a long, lengthened appearance.
Waxes in the ingredients help build up bulk. Hence, the lashes will appear thicker.
First, the curved mascara brush helps push the lashes up. Then, certain polymers in the formula help maintain the curl.
Tubes are the latest formula advancement. First, polymers create a complete film around the lashes. And, when the film dries, it creates a solid tube around the lash. Unfortunately, they have more cohesion (the tubes form strong bonds with themselves ) than adhesion ( they form a weak bond to the lashes.) As a result, the tubes can only create length. However, they cannot build bulk. Furthermore, the tubes can be removed with water.
Wet formulas tend to have a thin consistency. Therefore, they are easy to spread. Furthermore, the wet formula creates a dark, dramatic lash. However, they are not buildable on the lash. It will clump if you apply too much. Also, another drawback is you can have smudging on your lid before they dry. Furthermore, the lashes tend to stick together.
Thick, Creamy Formulas
Thicker, creamier formulas are easier to build. Also, these formulas thicken the lashes. Therefore, thicker, creamier formulas are great for most lashes. Although, they do not work well on naturally long lashes.
Colors of Mascara
First of all, the darker the mascara is, the more intense your look will be. There are a lot of different shades of black. They are: basic black, blackest black, carbon black, onyx, graphite, glossy black, midnight and blackened brown. However, if you want a look that is less extreme, go for lighter, soft blacks, or brown.
Little Known Facts About Mascara
- Mascara doesn’t last forever. Actually, mascara has a 3-5 month life expectancy.
- Throw out expired mascara, but keep the wand. Use the wand to groom your eyebrows.
- Take your mascara off. Leaving mascara on will harm you. First, when it dries overnight, it can cause your lashes to fall out. Also, a stiff lash can scratch your cornea.
- If you want to turn up the volume of your lashes, powder them with baby powder. Then, apply the mascara.
- Moisturize your lashes. Keep them hydrated. They are tiny hairs, so treat them as such!
- Don’t wear waterproof formula every day. First, they can make lashes weak. Also, they can cause lashes to fall out. Moreover, waterproof mascara is difficult to remove. Therefore, the constant tugging to remove the waterproof formula is not good for you lashes.
- Keep your eyes open when you apply your mascara. The key to keeping your eyes open? Open your mouth, and keep it wide open. The result is it is harder to blink.
- Never smudge mascara on your eyelid again. Either use a business card, or a plastic spoon, and hold it on your eyelid. Then, apply your mascara. Any excess mascara will go on your eyelid.
- Seal your mascara. Apply a coat of mascara with clear mascara. It will solidify your lashes. As a result, your mascara won’t run or smudge.