Two Tubes Are Better Than One.
If you're anything like me, you have countless lipsticks and even more mascara tubes stashed in your makeup drawer. From lengthening to thickening to curling to defining to water-proof, there's a formula for every occasion. Some people have trouble picking out their daily outfits, I have that problem with my mascara; decisions, decisions. I mean think about it, your inner lashes need a little lift whereas your outer lashes need some length and volume. Just like that you understand why two mascaras are better than one. Chances are, you are applying mascara the exact same way every single day and it works pretty well. We're here to help you up-level your eye game; teach you how to mix and match formulas, wands, even shades. After all, long dreamy lashes are a feature that never go out of style.
Long, Lifted Lashes
Start with your eyelash curler, squeeze shut for five seconds and pulse for five seconds to get that perfect curl. First apply a mascara with curling formula that lifts and curls the lashes at the same time. While applying the mascara, best practice is to wiggle, wiggle, wiggle upwards. Next, grab your lengthening mascara to really stretch and separate your lashes. I love to use a mascara with a spiky head to really get into the lashes and pull them out and upward.
Best eyelash curler: buy this: Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler (Shop Now)
Best curling mascara, buy this: Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curler Mascara (Shop Now)
Best lengthening mascara, buy this: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Mascara (Shop Now)
Bold, Voluminous Lashes
For eyes you can't stop staring at, pick a colored formula to finish off your look. Start with an eyelash curler again, getting to that same perfect curl. Apply a blacker than black curling mascara, same as above (Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curler Mascara (Shop Now)). Here's where it gets fun, press a burgundy shade onto just the tip of your lashes to bring attention to your eyes.
Best color mascara, buy this: Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Garnet (Shop Now)
If you're looking for a daytime, tone down lash look, apply brown mascara to both your top and bottom lashes to make your eyes look more naturally defined. Start with a lengthening mascara for a defined, eye-catching effect. Finish off the look with a brown, waterproof formula to seal it and give you the confidence of a smudge-free all day look.
Best natural, lengthening mascara, buy this: Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara (Shop Now)
Best waterproof, color mascara, buy this: Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara in Catwalk Brown (Shop Now)
Some of our other favorite mascaras:
Buy this: Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara (Shop Now)
Buy this: Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara (Shop Now)
Buy this: Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang! Volumizing Mascara (Shop Now)
Buy this: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (Shop Now)
Buy this: Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara (Shop Now)
Buy this: Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara (Shop Now)
Buy this: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (Shop Now)
Buy this: Tweezerman Classic Lash Curler (Shop Now)