3 Mascara tricks to know

Mascara - the makeup staple of most women - seems simple enough. But when we spoke to our favourite makeup professionals they all agreed on 3 tricks that can instantly up your mascara-game – here’s what you need to know!

To avoid flaking mascara, apply a loose transparent powder around your eye area before you start on your lashes – this will absorb oiliness and prevent smudging! Plus, the powder finish will make it easier to brush off any flecks that may fall onto your skin during the day.

Curl your lashes in 3 stages: Start by using your eyelash curler at the root of your lashes, then press at the middle, and finally finish at the ends. This will give your lashes a fan-like finish that will instantly make your eyes look larger!

Expert Tip - use waterproof mascara for curled lashes that last!

Always apply mascara to your lower lashes first. If you start with your top lashes, you risk smudging your mascara when you look upwards to apply along your lower ones. To finish, look straight ahead, turn your mascara wand vertically and feather your lashes to separate them.

Words by: Photographs by: John Buddee/C2, Hair & Makeup: Åsa Östergren