While you do need to layer on some mascaras, this however, does not mean you should go on applying as many coats as you like, thinking it will increase the eyelash length or volume. Allow the first coat to dry out completely before you layer it up with another coat. It will give you an idea as to whether you really need any more coats or not. Usually two to three coats of mascara are enough for it to work its magic.
#2. Not applying it right
When you apply mascara, you need to start at the roots and draw it out towards the tips for a complete coverage. Pull out the mascara wand in little wiggling motions to get proper volume and length. Make sure you wipe the excess mascara off the wand when you pull it out of the tube to avoid clumpy lashes.
#3. Ignoring your lower lashes
Most of you never bother about applying mascara on your lower lashes, because you think it is not important. However, applying it on the lower lashes makes your eyes pop even more. Always remember to apply mascara on your lower lashes first to avoid smudges on the top.
#4. Using waterproof mascara EVERYDAY
Waterproof mascara, as you may have experienced, sits stubbornly on your eye. It takes double the time to take it off. Moreover, if you are in the habit of applying it daily, you run the risk of hurting the sensitive skin around your eyes. It can cause irritation and subsequent eyelash fall out. To avoid such a situation, wear waterproof mascara only when you must, and opt for a regular one for daily use.
#5. Pumping the wand in and out
Do you wonder why your mascara tube becomes dry so fast? It is thanks to your habit of pumping the wand in and out too many times. When you do this, air quickly makes way into the container and dries up the mascara. This results in clumps and flakes, which then stick to your lashes and create a complete mess. Hence, it is best if you swirl the wand around inside the tube.
#6. Not using an eyelash comb
If you think a mascara wand is enough to apply it properly, then think again. You can use a lash comb to separate your lashes for a clump-free look. Use it if there is any excess product on your lashes after you have applied the mascara. You can even clean an old mascara brush and use it to remove excess mascara from your lashes.
#7. Using eyelash curler after applying mascara
If you use a lash curler once the mascara dries off, it can result in unnaturally bent eyelashes. More so, it can actually cause your eyelashes to break and fall off. So, to avoid looking weird and to also save your eyelashes from sacrificing themselves at the altar of your makeup kit, curl your lashes before applying mascara!
#8. Not getting rid of an expired mascara
Girls and their makeup are inseparable, but some forget that beauty products come with an expiry date. If not dumped on time, they can be a health risk. Using expired mascara, for instance can cause eye infections, redness and sties. Besides, it can dry your lashes and result in eyelash loss. We recommend that you scan your make up kit and toss expired mascaras in the bin. That is where they should be sitting, instead of your eyelashes. Ideally, you should be binning them every three to six months.