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This simple mascara hack will give you dream lashes

This simple mascara hack will give you dream lashes
Krista Thurrott
Writer and expert3 years ago
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Are you ready to change your life with mascaraThere’s no denying applying your mascara is the ultimate final step in your eye makeup routine

What if we told you the voluminous, wispy eyelashes you dream of aren’t out of reach – and that it’s relatively easy to get the false eyelash effect without the faff of lash glue and navigating your usual falsiesWondering what this beauty magic could be? It’s simple: two mascaras.  

Rather than coating lashes in your usual lashings of one type, try using two: one for volume and one for length. 

When you use two different mascaras, you’re essentially creating your dream formula with two wands used for different effects. 

How to hack your mascara

When it comes to mascara wands, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all have our preferences whether its rubber wands, bristled brushes, curved shapes or a straighter option. When it comes to mastering the art of layering your mascaras, the wands play a major role. First, pick the mascara that gives you the most volume 

While your most volumising mascara may be your ultimate favourite, these formulas are more likely to clump so using a lengthening mascara (which is often accompanied by a fine-tooth brush) will help to separate lashes, elongating and giving dimension to your eyes. 

Essentially creating a formula bespoke to you, by combining two mascaras you’re customising your lash look to create the fluttering lashes of your dreams. A cocktail to enhance your lash line, you’ll want to ensure you’re using two different wands in your application: one with an hour-glass shape to build volume and lengthen while a fine-tooth style brush (like our Skinny Brush Mascara) will separate the lashes, remove any clumps and add definition.  

Our Skinny Brush Mascara is a fan favourite due to its length and skinny shape. Perfect for capturing every single lash no matter its length, this mascara is ideal for lower, short and fine lashes to leave no lash behind while defining each hair separately.  

How to layer

The order in which apply your products is completely dependent on what you want the final effect to be. If you’re looking for fluttering, wispy lashes. Apply the skinny, lengthening mascara after your volumising mascara for a fanned-out effect. If you’re looking for pure volume and drama, apply the lengthening mascara first before going in with your hour-glass shaped wand and thickening formula. If you're looking for application tips, we've got you covered.

We all have different goals when it comes to our lashes, so its best to play and learn which combination and layering method works best for you. If you’re looking to try this for yourself, we recommend the below mascaras to create your custom look. 

Krista Thurrott
Writer and expert
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When I’m not writing or perusing the beauty section, I'm usually applying skincare or trying a new eyeliner. Most confident in minimal makeup with a bold lip, I invite you to join me on my journey to find the perfect mascara and red lipstick!