Beauty Tip: The 411 on Mascara


April 19, 2010 – Ladies, there is only one way to complete that eye make-up look to perfection; to totally open up your eye and transform your entire look into Glamorous with a capital G……. MASCARA!

EYE_MAKE_UP_794609839.jpgDid you read that? Yes, I’m sure you’ve all seen that lady whose eyelashes look like spider legs; clumped up so bad that you can hardly see her eyeballs? Or maybe you have tried to achieve that long eyelash look that you see in the magazines and it just doesn’t happen?

Here are a few tips that will help you get there!

To begin with, make sure you are working with a good quality mascara. There are all sorts in the market now that lengthen, volumise, condition, curl… Decide what you’re looking for in a mascara and buy accordingly.

If your lashes are too straight, buy one that will help to curl them; if they are too thin, get one that will add volume; too short, one that will lengthen!

Next, let’s get the application right. The best way to apply your first coat of mascara is to get all the way to the very base of your lashes and wiggle the mascara wand from left to right all the way to your lash tips. The mascara that you place at the base of your lashes is what makes them seem longer. The wiggling motion will help keep the lashes separate. After this, if you do see clumps, get a dry disposable mascara wand or an eyelash comb and comb through your lashes again – to free them of clump.

If you want an even more dramatic look, apply a second coat of mascara – AFTER the first has dried! MASCARA_193788874.jpg

If your lashes are too straight, you should invest in an eyelash curler. To get the best results, warm the curler with a blow dryer before using, and then use it after your first coat of mascara!

To make your eyes appear wider, it is best to apply mascara on both your top and bottom lashes.

Last of all, one way to ensure that your mascara lasts as long as possible is to not pump the wand in and out of the tube when trying to get product onto the brush. That will let air in and dry out your mascara quicker. Instead, bend the wand as you gather product from the tube onto it.

Happy Monday from SuzieBeauty!


  • Kara Richards

    This is the mentality that kept Kenya backward for so many years: Don’t rock the boat! You Sir, have got to be kidding yourself, because the younger generation obviously does not feel this way. What I would have liked to see along with your numerous assumptions are the sample groups that have led to this idea you have. How many of the people sampled are educated and to what level? How many are male vs female? How many have access to public benefits and what are the ages of each sample group. You cited the scandavian countries but you did it out of context. These countries have a long history of equal rights for women. Let’s take Norway for instance: since the 1980s they’ve had at least 50% of government leadership positions filled by women.  Historically, women were warriors in some of these communities (think nordic and viking). They were rulers in others. They also signed accords to grant women equal rights in aspects of society years before we gained independence. To suggest that we should continue to wait is to suggest that women are not ready. Sadly, if that was the case, not only would Moi still be in power, but we would not have the success we are having with the new constitution (timeframes were inserted to ensure passage by a WOMAN while men congratulated themselves for what seemed to be another victorious guanrantee of power and continued impunity). Sir,  I have to say that I am SO GLAD that my generation does not think this way. Consequently, I am also just as glad that your generation with it’s archaic way of thinking is on its way out!

  • Mac otis

    There is No PROBLEM with the differing views which are healthy. However, it may pay to realize that globally, there are no young Leadership Gurus or even societal sages. The older geration which is purportedly expected to become irrelevant will remain active in taming the excesses and inexperience of the youthful minds. Meanwhile, it is possible to gather and rationalize data in the event that such processes could get sponsorship from those discrediting obvious facts.

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