Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How To Apply Mascara On Lower Lashes- Ask The Non-Blonde

Jennifer B. asks:

I remember you said in the past that you rarely use mascara on your lower lashes. I'm the same way, because it can look way too much. But sometimes I really want some extra definition there, without going overboard. Any advice?
Yes, I know what you mean. Some evening looks call for mascara on the lower lashes, but it can get too much very quickly and I don't want to end up looking like Marie Osmond. The trick is not to use the regular mascara wand. Instead, take a flat eyeliner brush (the one in the picture is Trish McEvoy #11, but I use one from Sephora's Professional Series). Touch it to the mascara wand (use a light, non-goopy mascara, not a lengthening one) and pick up some color. Now paint your lashes in a downward motion right where you need the extra definition. It's an easy and klutz-proof technique.

Photo of Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis looking beyond gorgeous at the American Ballet Theater 2009 Fall Gala last week from The Superficial.


  1. I've been wondering about that. I tried not applying mascara to lower lashes and it just didn't look good on me. I know I tend to go overboard a bit with eye make-up (I'm an Aquarius after all) :) - but I just can't live without mascara on lower lashes.

  2. That's an amazing tip, thanx for posting this!


  3. I use brown mascara on the lower lashes, black on the top. Try this.

  4. Thanks for the great tip. I have long, black upper lashes and really need to balance the look by putting a little bit of mascara on the lower lashes. This is a wonderful way of doing it without getting mascara on my face!


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