Beauty How-To: Four Best Ways to Apply Mascara for Longer, Separated, Perfect Eyelashes
Did you know that the way you hold your mascara wand when applying mascara can dramatically change the shape and size of your eyes? That tidbit from one of our favorite makeup mavens is one reason we always take note when Charlotte Tilbury has something to say. And that’s not all: She’s sharing her how-to tips and tricks for using mascara to create four different looks that open up, define, elongate and intensify your eyes.
For best results, Charlotte recommends her ultimate mascara duo to create the looks. For daytime, apply her bestselling Full Fat Lashes for everyday lash enhancement. A 5-in-1 mascara (curl, separation, volume, length and drama), it coats every lash and pushes them up and outward. Charlotte refers to it as “the push-up bra for your lashes!” For nighttime, dial it up by layering on Charlotte’s newest creation, Legendary Lashes. This mascara was born on the red carpet and inspired by legendary starlets and supermodels. It gives you an instant Hollywood false-lash effect for immediate glamour. With an elastic formula and multi-bristle flutter brush, it promises to deliver 13 times more volume after just three applications!
Insider Tip: For optimal results with all the following looks, always start by curling your lashes with a lash curler.
Full Fat Lashes: To naturally define your eyes for an enhanced everyday look, use the unique star-shaped precision wand from Full Fat Lashes and pull the brush from root to tip, teasing the lashes upward. Pair with the The Classic powder pencil in Audrey to beautifully define the eye. To apply, pull your lid taut using your spare hand and sweep the pencil across the lash line in a continuous, thin line. Retrace to your preferred intensity. For extra drama, line the upper and lower water lines. The result is chic and timeless, perfect for an enhanced daytime look with curl, separation, volume, length and drama.
Winged Lashes: To elongate your eyes for a seductive, hypnotic look, take Legendary Lashes mascara, hold the brush diagonally across the lashes, and pull upward and outward at the outer corners for an exaggerated, elongating effect. The revolutionary, lash-enhancing formula extends the lashes outward like tiny elastic bands and holds them there, creating a sultry, lifted, winged-eye shape that’s sure to turn heads. Pair with Charlotte Tilbury’s The Feline Flick liner to further enhance the elongated effect. Start from the inner corner of the eye, drawing a very fine line as close to the lash line as possible to about two-thirds of the way across. Make a small dot where you want your “flick” to end, then begin to thicken the line upward and outward toward the finishing dot.
Doll Lashes: To open up your eyes for an innocent, youthful look, take Legendary Lashes mascara, hold the brush vertically, and pull up through the lashes from root to tip. Pair with Tilbury’s iconic Rock ‘n’ Kohl eye pencil in Bedroom Black and Eye Cheat—a universal nude tone that instantly opens up the eye area and creates the illusion of wider, fuller and more-awake eyes. To apply, start from the inner corner of the upper eyelid and draw a thin line as close to the lash line as possible, across and outward until you get two-thirds toward the outer corner. Extend the line upward and outward to the outer corner to create the illusion of an almond-shaped eye.
False-Lashes Effect: To intensify and frame your eyes for an instantly glamorous red-carpet look, take Legendary Lashes mascara, hold the brush horizontally across the lashes, and pull through in a zigzag motion, nestling the brush in the lash line first. The carbon-black pigment in the formula intensifies the lashes for a stand-out effect that turns heads, helping you cheat your way to silver-screen siren. Pair with Rock ‘n’ Kohl eye pencil in Bedroom Black for the full effect. To apply, start from the inner corner of the upper eyelid and, as close to the lash line as you can, draw a thin line across and outward until you get two-thirds toward the outer corner. Extend the line upward and outward to the outer corner to create the illusion of an almond-shaped eye.
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