5 MUA-Accepted Mascara Hacks to Take Your Lashes to the Subsequent Stage


woman wearing lancome mascara in sunlight

Whether or not you favor a full face of make-up or a pure beat, mascara is a kind of merchandise that nearly everybody has of their every day make-up arsenal. I personally use mascara each single day, so it’s vital to me to guard my lashes with a nourishing method that works double obligation. My latest (and perpetually) favourite is the Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Mascara ($32)—a buildable, volumizing, richly pigmented method that’s infused with a lash serum (so it really improves the well being of your lashes whereas you put on it).

It’s rapidly incomes a everlasting place within the kits of make-up artists, too. “Not solely do I really like the Lancôme Le Hypnôse Mascara as a result of it provides you the very best black pigment, nevertheless it additionally provides you buildable quantity with out clumping,” says make-up artist Sophia Vallejos. “It simply provides your lashes probably the most stunning size and quantity. And it’s really a serum-based mascara as properly, so not solely am I getting the fast impact I need after making use of, nevertheless it’s really nourishing my lashes on the similar time.”

Able to experiment along with your Le 8 Hypnôse Mascara? Forward, Vallejos breaks down the very best mascara hacks to attempt at dwelling to amplify your lashes—from swapping your lash roller for a spoon to the best-kept secret for attaining dreamy Twiggy lashes.

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The Spoon Hack

If you end up and not using a lash roller, by no means worry. In keeping with Vallejos, you should utilize a heated spoon to get the job performed if you’re in a pinch. Begin by heating a spoon with a blow dryer for 10-15 seconds, being positive to rotate the spoon for even warmth dispersion. Then, be sure to check the spoon on the again of the hand to make sure a secure temperature for the attention space. As soon as your spoon is heated, line up the sting of the spoon to only above the higher lash line—concave facet down—and use your thumb to press the lashes up onto the spoon. Maintain for 5 to 10 seconds and luxuriate in your freshly curled lashes sans roller.

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The Heated Lash Roller Hack

Whereas we love the spoon hack in a pinch, a lash roller—paired with the proper mascara—is at all times going to supply the very best, longest-lasting curl. However if you actually need to take your lashes to the subsequent stage, you should utilize the identical blow dryer method from above to create a DIY heated lash roller, which can produce a way more dramatic curl. “While you’re heating up your lash roller, have the roller open so that you’re getting a lot of the heat on the metallic half on the high of the roller,” Vallejos advises. Then, curl as regular, aiming to get as near the foundation as you’ll be able to with out risking any pinching.

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The Credit score Card Hack

In the event you dwell for full, fluffy lashes however can’t appear to get the look with out getting mascara throughout your eyelids, this one is for you. With this hack, you’re going to make use of an previous bank card or enterprise card (you want one thing sturdier than common paper) as a barrier between your lashes and eyelids for clear software each time.

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The Wiggle and Pull Hack

For lengthy, clump-free lashes, Vallejos recommends attempting the “wiggle and pull” method. To do this hack, use your Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Mascara (which is already tremendous immune to clumping) and wiggle the applicator on the root of the lashes, then pull straight up. This helps coat every lash within the method’s wealthy pigment, and provides straight lashes a robust increase on the root.

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The Twiggy Lashes Hack

For richly pigmented, spidery lashes like those worn by iconic ‘60s mannequin Twiggy, all you’ll want is your mascara and a pair of tweezers. “Utilizing the tip of the mascara applicator, run via your backside lashes actually evenly—you don’t need to overcoat them with an excessive amount of product as a result of we’re going so as to add extra later,” Vallejos explains. When you’ve coated your backside lashes, use your tweezers to pinch some mascara off of the mascara wand, coating the ideas of the tweezers. Then, use your tweezers to softly pinch a number of bundles of lashes collectively, working from the outer nook to the internal nook. Watch out to not pull down on the lashes as you pinch—simply gently squeeze the lashes collectively. Et voilà! You’ve mastered the Twiggy lash look.


Lancome Le 8 Hypnose Mascara tube and wand
Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Mascara $32.00


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