*Written by Meghan Angelica Paul
The first make-up product I ever purchased was a Maybelline mascara when I was 15 years old. I thought I knew what I was doing (basically means that I grabbed the first tube that I saw) when I chose my mascara but boy, was I wrong!
That’s basically what I looked like the first time I tried on the mascara. Yikes!
The thing is, I have really short eyelashes and they grow straight down (Asian problems!) and I wish I had a guide on choosing the right mascara to enhance my lashes.
So to help all the first timers out there, as well as those who’ve been buying the wrong one for years, here’s a list of the types of mascara wands and how to use them:
This wand does as it’s named, it combs your eyelashes through with the mascara liquid. At the same time it volumizes your eyelashes. Beware, there is a chance that your eyelashes will turn out clumpy if you over-coat them.
Besides looking like a medieval weapon, this mascara wand is perfect for those hard to reach areas. How many times have you ended up with mascara on the side of your nose bridge because you were trying to get the lashes in the inner corner? That’s what the ball wand is made for, short and hard to reach lashes!
You know that phrase – ‘the bigger the better’, well here’s where your eyelashes go vava-voom! If you weren’t blessed with thick lashes, you should always be on the look-out for a thick wand. They’re the best kind to deposit a lot of product, evenly, on your lashes and give them the volume they need!
If you’re looking for a mascara for your bottom lashes and your regular mascara wand is too chubby for them then this is the mascara for you! Even if you have long lashes and just want them emphasize them, thin (skinny) wands are the way to go!
Your body isn’t the only curve that’s available! Eyelashes that need a pick-me-up only need 1 thing, curved mascara wand! The curved brush helps to cover the natural shape of your lash line and coat ’em like a dream come true.
Know your wands ladies, *bats eyelashes*