Here is a tip I learnt from an RMK makeup artist over a year ago that I have put into practice everyday and am still doing! I thought it was genius and I have found it very helpful, so I thought it was a tip that bears repeating
The tip is simple. After you are done with your base makeup, start your point makeup or colour makeup with your lashes – curl and apply mascara.
There are a few benefits to doing this, I’ve realised. The primary one of course, is that you will never forget to curl your lashes, or put on mascara again! I had a tendency to forget sometimes, even if it was routine, if I did this step after applying my eyeshadow. There is another benefit too!
I don’t know about you, but I often get mascara on my eyelids. This is the curse of short lashes, and mascara with large wands, I tell you! Often, after I’m done with my eye makeup, I have to be extra careful when applying mascara so I don’t mess things up and have to start over.
Sometimes also, the mascara formula is too wet and you may find it marking your lids. I’ve seen some tutorials online where they have contraptions like “mascara guards” to prevent this from happening, or as I’ve seen often, the suggestion of using a business card or piece of cardboard – hold it against your lid and apply your mascara with wild abandon.
The easier way of avoiding this mess, is as I’ve learnt, to apply mascara before your eye makeup! It was so simple and yet something I never really thought about!
So these days, I put on my base makeup and then, before I start my colour makeup, curl my lashes and apply mascara. If I make a mess of the mascara, its easy to wipe off the marks off my lids, ensure its all clean and then start putting on eyeshadow. Its sped things up too, because I don’t have to extra careful anymore. Sometimes, if I am working with a good mascara that lengthens and volumizes my lashes, I then go with a lighter eye colour, so my lashes are emphasized. If I botch up my mascara, I go with more striking eye makeup.
Have you tried this tip? Do you curl your lashes and apply mascara before or after doing your eye makeup?
If you haven’t tried this tip, do give it a go and see if its helpful for you too. I’ve found that its made putting on eye makeup faster for me which is always a boon for those pressed for time in the mornings