So how do you deal with a new mascara? How do you manage it so that it doesn't clump? Well here are some tips I picked recently when I reluctantly purchased a new mascara.
1. First thing's first. Don't buy a really cheap mascara. They are likely to be either too runny or too thick or have a terribly small wand brush. The bigger the wand brush the better I find. I guess it is personal preference though, depending on your lashes and your eye shape.
2. When removing the wand from the barrel, gently twist the wand out. Don't just rip it out. It causes air to rush into the barrel drying out the mascara.
3. So now that you have your brush free from excess, you can begin the application. Run the brush over your lashes with a firm pulling motion. This will move the mascara along instead of letting in gather in one area. Use the tip of the wand to get at the little inner lashes. after the first coat you may need to re-coat the brush. So you will need to follow the first steps again to make sure your brush is ready for use. NEVER pump the wand in the mascara barrel! It damages the brush bristles and sucks air into the barrel. With the second coat aim to cover the tips of the lashes to add length.
5. While the mascara is drying, don't look up to the ceiling. It will cause the mascara to mark you eye lids, which is messy to clean off. Also don't blink hard or the same will happen to the under eye area.
6. When the top lashes are dry, carefully apply mascara to the bottom lashes. You don't want too much on bottom lashes as it is likely to smudge into your under-eye area if you have weepy eyes, go into the wind etc.
Good Luck and Lashes!