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Mascara Mixology/Mascara Cocktail: Tips and Tricks

Mascara Mixology/Mascara Cocktails: Tips and Tricks

I love cocktails as much as the next 30 something standing next to me. But when you add the word mascara to cocktails you have my full and undivided attention.

You see I am one of those many who are left wondering how a mascara can magically transform one's lashes from barely there to va-va-voom... "Blessed" with lashes that refuse to respond to any mascara I have been forever on the lookout for a magical wand that would show some semblance of fluttery lashes. It took me a while to realize that one mascara would never do the trick for me and so I turned towards Mascara Cocktails...

A Mascara Cocktail is exactly what it sounds like, a cocktail of various mascaras... And ladies trust me when I say that they can be potent AF...

Now of course the concept of using multiple mascaras isn't really news anymore and its a no brainer that layering a volumizing mascara with a lengthening one should do the trick. But let me tell you that there is science behind it and haphazardly layering mascaras will not let you achieve the best results...

Here is the pattern I follow and it is time tested:

1. Layer #1 - Thin/Skinny Rubber Wands

This is the kind of wand that generally lengthening mascaras have and they are great in prepping the lashes with a thin coat of product. If they are lengthening mascaras then its all the more better cause with this layer your lashes don't just have a base coat on them, they have also been "lengthened". If you want you could apply two layers of it but not more. You don't want any clumps or thick coats on your lashes.
My HG base mascara is the Flormar Triple Action 3-in-1 Mascara.
Another great recommendation would be the L'Oreal Paris False Lash Butterfly Mascara

2. Layer #2 - Curved Wand 

My next layer of mascara is using a Curved wand. These mascaras generally are supposed to curl your lashes and they are great to add a little volume to your lashes especially if they are poker straight and sparse. And since you already have a mascara on as base, you will notice a definite thickening and a little volume with just once coat with a curved wand.
My HG mascara is Maybelline Lash Sensational Volume Express Mascara

3. Layer #3 - Dense, Fluffy Wand

This is the most common and popular mascara wand and these types of wands generally come with volumizing mascaras. Their densely packed and fluffy bristles give an extra boost to your lashes making them look darker and more voluminous.
This can be an optional step and if you do plan to apply this mascara then be sure to not apply more than one coat else you'll end up with super clumpy lashes!
My HG mascara is Kiko Milano Luxurious Lashes Extra Volume Brush Mascara

Hope this helps you, I know it did me a ton of good :)
And if you have any more tips and tricks wrt Mascara Mixing then do share them with me :)


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