How to Make the Most of your Mascara


Applying mascara is the perfect way to get instant results. Often an everyday quick fix in place of falsies - mascara comes in a range of different formulas with specially shaped brush heads designed to achieve longer, thicker looking lashes with minimal effort required. To ensure you get the most out of your mascara, and maximise its performance, follow these simple steps and you’re guaranteed to see a difference.


Taking care of your lashes is essential if you want them to grow and remain in good condition. Using a lash growth serum is the best way to stimulate hair growth for fuller looking lashes. Eye Candy XLR Lash Serum is one of the most effective methods of promoting lash growth and claims to offer visibly longer looking lashes in as little as 30 days. Its high performance formula contains Hexatein One Complex which works to nourish the lashes, allowing for a longer, thicker appearance and overall healthier lashes. Simply apply once a day to clean, makeup-free lashes.


An eyelash curler is a traditional beauty tool that’s transformative power is often overlooked. Using an eyelash curler prior to applying mascara makes such a huge difference. Not only does it curl your lashes and hold them in place, making them appear longer and fuller, it also opens the eye up making you look awake and more refreshed. We recommend using the Lilly Lashes eyelash curler for effortless yet optimal results.


Choose a mascara that suits your needs and helps you achieve your desired results. If you’re after staying power – opt for a waterproof formula, if you love a bold, stand out look then choose an ultra-black mascara. There are also countless different brushes that allow you to easily get the results you want. For extra-long lashes without heavy volume, the L'Oréal Telescopic Mascara is a top choice, whereas if you want a thicker look, the Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up Mascara will ensure your eyes are the centre of attention!

When applying your mascara, make sure you curl your lashes first. Then place the wand directly underneath your lashes, and wiggle it at the root for increased volume. Work your way through your lashes making sure not to create any clumps. Leave to dry slightly before applying a second layer if required.

Top tip: Don’t over ‘dip’ your mascara wand into the pot, this will lessen the life of your mascara and will cause the formula to dry up becoming thick and clumpy.


Finally, many people may forget this step but it can seriously complete your look and dramatically improve the appearance of your mascara. Use a lash comb to gently come through the lashes, eliminating any clumps and further separating the lashes for a flawlessly defined finish. The Japonesque Brow and Lash comb is the perfect tool for completing this step.

What are your favourite ways to improve the performance of your mascara?