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Mascara completes your eye make up and makes you ready for that gorgeous look. Mascara adds volume and length to the lashes and make your eyes appear brighter and more beautiful.

Basically there are two types of cosmetic mascara: waterproof and regular. Regular mascara is easier to remove at the end of the day but to remove waterproof, you need an eye make up remover. Then, looking straight into the mirror apply the mascara lightly to the bottom lashes, first with one horizontal stroke from the inner to the outer corner of the eye and then with short vertical strokes from root to tip.

Switch off the fans while applying mascara, as the air will dry it up. Wait for each coat to dry before applying the next. Less mascara is used on the lower lashes and extra color should be blotted off using the tissue paper. Usually women opt for more than one coat of the mascara, which combs the lashes too so that they do not look stuck together.

Here are the few tips to get your strokes right

1) Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler, if desired, and apply all other eye makeup prior to your mascara.
2) For your upper lashes, wiggle the mascara wand back and forth at the base of the lashes to deposit colour before rolling the brush through your lasheS. Coat lashes from the very base to the tips with full strokes. This method creates a thicker looking lash with the ends separated and the base well defined.
3) Hold the wand vertically when applying mascara to lower lashes, running this from side to side. Be extremely careful as to avoid smudging the under eye area. Use less mascara for the lower lashes.
4) When applying more than one coat, combing through lashes between coats will help prevent clumping and separates the wet lashes. Also blot the lashes with tissue paper if necessary to remove excess mascara.
5) If your mascara is new and the deposit on the wand is plentiful, tissue off the wand before applying to prevent smudging.
6) To get more product on the mascara brush try twirling the brush. Pumping the mascara will push air into the tube, potentially drying out the formula and introducing bacteria into it.
7) Remove any stray mascara around the eye with a cotton swab dipped in a small amount of eye makeup remover.
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