Quiz: Are You Using the Right Mascara?
See if the eye makeup you're coating your lashes in is the best formula for you
What are we describing? Your eyelashes, of course. Well, this is the way makeup companies think you should be describing your eyelashes anyway. And they're right, aren't they? Don't we all just crave big, thick luxurious eyelashes? Wouldn't we love strangers to stop us on the street and beg us for the secrets to our lavish lashes as we bashfully admit to the eye makeup we used that morning to create them? Whoa, even we had to shake ourselves out of that daydream just now.
Scroll down to start taking the quiz to discover which mascara is best for you.
The point is, you would be hard pressed to find a woman out there who didn't want show-stopping eyes. But with so many eye makeup options out there, how are we supposed to know which mascara best suits our individual needs? That's why we created this quiz to make sure you are using the right makeup for your lashes -- the mascara that best accentuates your eyelashes and therefore makes your eyes stand out.
So go ahead and start taking the quiz below to find your best mascara and be sure to keep these expert tips from celebrity makeup artist, Chuck Hezekiah, in mind when you apply yours:
Tip 1: Always move the wand in a swift, zig-zag fashion from lash roots to tips as opposed to one sweeping motion.
Tip 2: If you are using a mascara primer, make sure to wait 10-30 seconds for it to dry, then apply your mascara as this will keep it from looking "diluted" or gray as opposed to black.
Tip 3: When applying multiple coats of mascara, avoid putting several coats on one eye at a time. Instead, switch from one eye to the next before applying a second coat in order to let your lashes dry between coats.
You should be using a fortifying mascara
If you are experiencing breakage, loss of lashes, or if you think your lashes are delicate, opt for a mascara that will aid in strengthening and helping grow your lashes. Look for products that contain nourishing properties and nutrients like amino acids and antioxidants.
Try these reader favorites:
It Cosmetics "Try to Look Away" Lash Building & Strengthening Mascara, $19.50
Lancome Definicils Precious Cells Mascara, $29
If you have problems with mascara flaking off or if you have an oily scalp or face and you can never get mascara to stay on your lashes, opt for a waterproof formula like Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara, $8.99.
Also, be sure to handle your eyelashes with extreme care. Curling your lashes or wearing false lashes can cause them to break and/or fall out. So if you are concerned about having thicker lashes, be weary of your eyelash curler and always use makeup remover to remove product gently. And remember to throw out your mascara after three months of use says Hezekiah, as a dried up formula will not be good for your fragile lashes.