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Mascara Tips from Red Aspen

Applying mascara correctly can mean the difference between a ho-hum final result and luscious lashes that make your eyes look absolutely mesmerizing. To help you elevate your mascara application game, we’ll share eight insider mascara application tips from professional makeup artists. Master these expert lash hacks for truly red carpet-worthy eye makeup!

Top 8 Mascara Tips from the Pros

Here are the absolute most effective mascara tips and hacks to incorporate into your makeup routine:

1. Never Overlook Your Lash Curler

Don’t underestimate the power of your lash curler in your mascara routine. It might seem obvious, but it can be a complete game-changer. Using a lash curler before you apply your mascara lifts your lashes, making your lashes look longer and your eyes look more open and defined. Then, when you apply mascara, it helps to maintain the curl in your lashes. If you’re in search of a high-quality lash curler, consider this classic option from Tweezerman.

2. Lightly Blow Dry Lashes After Applying Mascara

After you apply your mascara, lightly blow dry your lashes for a few seconds on the lowest setting. The gentle warmth of the blow dryer will help to dry and set the mascara more quickly, preventing smudging throughout the day while giving your lashes an additional lift.

Caution: Be careful with the heat level of the blow dryer, since the eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of the body.

3. Coat the Top and Bottom of Your Lashes

Another one of our top mascara hacks for beautiful lashes that defy gravity is to coat both your top and bottom lashes. When applying mascara, a lot of people tend to only focus on their top lashes. There’s a better way! Applying mascara to your lower lashes as well helps to create a captivating, doe eyed look that’s sure to turn heads. 

4. Use Vaseline as a Lash Primer Before Curling

Lush, perfectly curled lashes are a breeze when you use Vaseline (or any generic petroleum jelly) as a lash primer before you curl your lashes. This is one of our favorite eyelash hacks because it protects your lashes from damage during the curling process while the consistency of Vaseline allows it to coat each lash and provide a smooth surface for subsequent mascara application. And if you’re wondering how to make your mascara last longer, note that this trick also enhances the mascara’s adherence and helps prevent unsightly clumping.

5. Sit Your Mascara Tube in Warm Water Before Use

Especially if you’re dealing with a slightly dried-out tube of mascara, submerge the tube in warm water before application to revive the product inside. The warmth softens the mascara, restoring its consistency for a more even coat on your lashes and fewer clumps. Try this easy hack to say goodbye to flaky, clumpy lashes and hello to a flawless finish!

6. Avoid Applying Excess Product

The best way to apply mascara is sparingly. In other words, less is more when it comes to mascara application. Applying excess product can lead to clumping, smudging, and an unnatural, “spidery” appearance to your lashes. Instead, start off with a light coat of mascara and build up layers gradually to achieve a more defined, voluminous look without dealing with clumpy lashes.

7. Start at the Roots of Your Lashes

Standout lashes begin at the roots. Apply your mascara starting at the base of your lashes, giving a gentle wiggle as you move the wand up your lashes to ensure even coverage. Focusing on the roots enhances the volume of your eyelashes and more effectively defines each individual lash for a bold, impactful look.

8. Find the Best Angles for Your Mirror

As you figure out how to use mascara more effectively, experiment with different mirror angles to find the most effective view. Try adjusting the mirror to eye level and tilting it slightly upward to get a clear, close-up look at your eyelashes. The better you can see your eyes, the easier it is to apply mascara evenly, separate your lashes, and spot any clumps or uneven coating.

The Best Mascara

Now that you know how to apply mascara for length and volume, it’s time to move on from technique and focus on your tools—most importantly, choosing the perfect mascara!

Red Aspen’s Pump It Up, Maggie! Mascara

Pump It Up, Maggie is our signature Red Aspen mascara, a four-in-one vegan product that lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions lashes for impeccable results. Available in black or brown, it’s waterproof, sweat-proof, and tear-proof, so you can count on our product never to smudge or flake over the course of the day. It’s also cruelty free, phthalate free, paraben free, and sulfate free—meaning it’s as kind to the earth as it is to your eyes. Pair it with Red Aspen’s luxe faux lashes for an even more dramatic look!


Learn More About the Best Mascara Looks and Tips with Red Aspen

Want to learn more tips and tricks to make your mascara look its absolute best? Click here to learn even more about what sets Red Aspen mascara apart from the competition!

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