we know won’t leave the house without mascara, and it’s easy to see why. Mascara is the one product that instantly makes you look more put together, more awake, more alive. But are you making the most of your mascara’s lash boosting powers? It turns out there are strategic ways to apply your mascara to play up your specific eye shape.
All Eye Shapes
First things first. With any eye shape, you want to start with an eyelash curler to open up the eye. It goes hand in hand with mascara.
Wide Set Eyes
First, coat all the lashes with a mascara that has a thin, precise wand. Then you want to use a large wand mascara to coat the lashes around the inner corner to the middle of the lid—this creates the illusion that the eyes are closer together. If lashes start to get clumpy after a few coats, use a lash comb to separate the lashes and create stronger definition.
Close Set Eyes
With close set eyes, stylists recommends putting emphasis on the outer corners of the eye to make them look wider. After curling lashes, apply the first coat of mascara to all of the lashes. The second coat should focus on the lashes from the center of the eyelid to the outside corner. Wiggle the wand back and forth at the roots, making them darker than the roots on the rest of the eye. Kashuk also recommends adding in a few individual lashes if you want more exaggeration. Use a magnifying mirror to fill in any spots where there’s a void.