Who doesn't love mascara?
It lengthens our lashes and makes us look and feel more awake in the mornings.
It adds volume to sparse lashes and makes us look and feel younger.
It makes us look put together even when we're not wearing any makeup.
The team at Kiana Beauty loves mascara, but one thing we do not love are clumpy lashes.
Clumpy lashes are instantly ageing and look unnatural.
Glenda, Kiana Beauty's Estee Lauder expert, shares her tips on how to stop mascara clumping.
Glenda's favourite Estee Lauder mascaras and eye makeup removers.
Mascara is more likely to clump if you still have some residual mascara on your lashes from the day before. Estee Lauder makes some fabulous eye makeup removers.This is great at quickly dissolving and removing long-wearing and waterproof mascara and lipstick.
Quickly dissolves long-wear and waterproof makeup.
No oily residue or greasy after-feel.
Gentle enough for even the most sensitive eye areas. View the entire Estee Lauder Take It Away rangeThis dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested gentle eye makeup remover will thoroughly remove any eye shadow or mascara. It's suitable for all skin types and also suitable for contact lens wearers.
Gentle, lightweight formula.
Sweeps away without leaving any oily residue.
Suitable for all skin types.
Pumping the wand introduces air into the mascara, causing it to dry out and clump.
Instead, slowly rotate or swirl the wand before removing it from the container.
Over time, mascara starts to dry out and become clumpy. There is also a chance that through normal use bacteria and germs are introduced into the tube, which puts you at risk of getting eye infections.
If you do ever get an eye infection, it's best to get rid of the mascara and other eye makeup you have been using, and start fresh.
I recommend buying two mascaras at a time, so that you have one ready to go when it's time to throw out the one you're currently using.
My favourite mascaras are:I love this long-wearing mascara because it doesn't smudge and will take you from day to night.
15-hour wear, zero smudge.
Resists high temperatures, high humidity and perspiration.
This is a fabulous NEW mascara from Estee Lauder.
The hybrid brush allows you to customise the look of your lashes.
You can create volume and lift by using the Bristle Brush, OR separation and length by using the Molded Brush, OR both of these effects by using both sides of the brush. Pure genius.This mascara will give you bold lashes with so much volume and lift, that it will create the effect of false lashes.
Unique interlocking fibres build volume and length.
Hollow fibres create massive volume, without weight.
Ball fibres fill in and fill out even the sparsest lashes.
Avoid too many coats of mascara. Allow the mascara on your lashes to dry properly before adding another coat.
If the wand has too much mascara built up on it, clean your wand with a makeup wipe.
When applying mascara, start at the roots of your lashes using a zig-zag motion to take the mascara to the tips of your lashes.
It's cold. Our necklines are getting higher and hemlines longer. Our legs become fuzzy and we can definitely forget about bronzed skin for the time being. We drag ourselves out of bed, look in the bathroom mirror, see the face of someone exhausted looking back at us and wonder how we are going to face the day. Can you relate to this?
Liz, our Elizabeth Arden expert does not relate to this.
She's chirpy in the morning regardless of how much sleep she's had and she always looks fresh-faced, alive and ready to take on the day.
Liz shares her number one tip with us.
Liz, tell us what your secret is to looking awake and lively all day?
I wear mascara every day. Even on the days I don't leave the house. Mascara opens up the eye area and makes you look less tired and more alive. Mascara makes everyone look younger. It also makes everyone feel better when they look in the mirror and they see someone more awake and younger-looking, looking back.
Liz, there are so many mascaras on the market, how do we pick which one to buy?
Once you start using Elizabeth Arden products you won't look back. Their products are so gentle on the skin. This is what you want around the eye area. I love the new Grand Entrance Dramatic Volume Length and Lift Mascara by Elizabeth Arden because it:
- Separates lashes. It contains naturally-derived oil esters for a clump-free definition
- Creates volume and lift with a lash body complex that locks onto the lashes like a
- Instantly creates a dramatic false lash effect with it's fancy curved brush
- Conditions and plumps lashes with rice bran esters which are great for overall lash health.
Are there any other mascara tips you can share with us?
Yes! I recommend that 15 - 50 year olds wear black mascara. More mature ladies should use a brown mascara because it looks softer around the eyes.
Apply one to two coats of mascara in the morning, and you're ready to go... wherever the day takes you.
To learn more about Grand Entrance Dramatic Volume Length and Lift Mascara click here.
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