What You Need to Know About Mascara!

Monday, 29 April 2013

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A little bit silly I know, but you would be surprised by how many people out there have absolutely no idea about what they are doing wrong with their mascara and when its time to ditch it! 

Waterproof mascara:
Do you use waterproof mascara everyday? If you do STOP! You may think you are doing the right thing in terms of avoiding smudging, but you're not. Waterproof mascara is harder to get off, resulting in you rubbing the eye area more to remove it. What does this mean for you? the possibility of breaking your lashes (less lashes for you) and maybe more wrinkles from stretching the delicate eye area. Save waterproof mascara for special events (such as your best friends wedding) when you really need it.

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How to get the most from your mascara:
Now, time for me to nag. My super super duper pet peeve is something I see everyday working on a beauty counter; the sin of the mascara pump! Ladies! If you are having trouble getting enough mascara on your mascara wand when applying, stir the wand in the tube or run the wand against the tube walls (or buy a new mascara because yours is probably dried out or run out); just whatever you do, DON'T pump the wand up and down in the container. Why? You're killing the product by pushing air in and out of the tube, and ultimately drying it out. Horrible I know! And it makes me cry a little inside every time I see it! 

How long does mascara last?
In terms of when to dispose of your mascara, here are a couple easy rules to guide you:
  1.  If your mascara has been open for 3 months ditch it! Professionals recommend this as a means for you to look after your eyes. Imagine all the germs that are in that tube! Hence the 3 month rule!
  2.  If you have had an eye condition (like a stye or conjunctivitis) ditch the mascara you were using at the time. You never know when those germs came along and no one wants that coming back (well no one I know anyways!).

I am currently visualising lots of you at home walking to your makeup bags and popping that old mascara in the bin.

What are you going to change about your mascara habits? I would love you to comment below :-)

Note: all opinions are my own.


  1. I didn't realise I had to bin my mascara every 3 months! whoops! guess Ill be buying a new one tomorrow!

    Thanks for the tip!

  2. Wow who knew to renew every 3 months!?! Would love to see your mascara recommendations soon. X

  3. everybeautytalks30 April 2013 at 12:32

    I will get onto that very soon! xox

  4. Great post and advice! We should look after our eyes :)

  5. All I know about mascara is it gives a good goddess like look and make the eyes look bigger and brighter as well. I love wearing mascara and knowing the above facts about the same, I guess I can wear it more effectively.


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