Mascara: Tips to Apply Mascara Safely and Beautifully

Never underestimate the importance of a nice coat of mascara on your lashes. It not only accents your eye make-up, but dramatic lashes also draw attention to your eyes.

I never leave the house without applying mascara. My eyelashes are thin and tiny. If I don't wear mascara it looks like I don't have any eyelashes at all.

In order to keep your mascara looking fresh and vibrant, creating lustrous looking eyes keep the following mascara application tips in mind. The information presented in this article will help keep your lashes looking lush, long, and fresh and help maintain eye health.

How to apply mascara safely - Keep the mascara wand clean

You may never have thought of mascara as a health risk, but it can be. It is important to keep your mascara brush clean and bacteria free. The last thing you need is an eye infection caused by a dirty mascara application wand. Your optic nerves run straight to your brain; that is why eye infections can be a serious concern.

Clean a dirty mascara wand by washing it with an antibacterial hand soap and warm water. Allow the wand to air dry or dry it with a paper towel. This is an easy and effective way to disinfect your mascara wand and keep mascara from building up on the wand interfering with perfect application.

Clean, clear application of mascara - Don't share mascara

Keep your mascara brush clean and your eyes healthy by not sharing your mascara with friends and family. Regardless of how well you know someone, what you don't know is what microscopic germs they may be carrying. Mascara provides the perfect sticky medium in which germs can be contracted and grow. Germs on the eyelashes can quickly be spread from eye to eye.

Applying clean looking mascara - Prevent clumps

Mascara wands are notorious for gathering mascara in clumps. This is another good reason to keep your mascara wand clean. Keep clumps free from the mascara wand in order to apply clean coats of mascara. Between washings wipe the mascara brush with a paper towel.

To keep your eyelashes free from clumps during application scrape the tip of the wand. Remove extra mascara with a tissue or paper towel. Apply a thin coat of mascara. For best and most dramatic results apply a second thin coat after the first application has had time to dry.

How to make the most of your mascara - Tips for mascara application

A great way to prevent clumps and ensure smooth application of mascara is to run the tube under warm water for a few seconds before application. This smooths out clumpy mascara and will help you apply mascara in smooth, clean strokes.

For best results applying mascara - Keep fresh mascara on hand

Make-up is not cheap, but using makeup that is old and beyond its shelf date can make it look cheap. For best results never keep and use mascara for more than three months. By that time the mascara container will be almost empty and the mascara begins to lose its freshness.

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