Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Back To Basics (Beauty Edition) : Mascara

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Lancome Hypnose Drama, Maybelline Falsies, Mac Haute and Naughty Too Black Lash, Lancome Hypnose Precious cell,Rimmel's The Max Volume Flash

If one day, I was asked to give up all my makeup and take just one thing from it, I would pick Mascara! I got introduced to this genius of a product 2 years back and I swear, since then it has never left my side. Mascara according to me is a product that instantly elevates your look. So today, I shall take you into my world of Mascara. Are you ready?

Why does one need a Mascara?
Well, who doesn't like pretty looking eyes and fluttering them eyelashes? Mascara lifts your lashes, opening up your eyes which gives the illusion of bigger eyes. I love the fact that a Mascara not only adds that perfect finishing touch to any look but it even works on it's own. There are days when I can't be bothered to do a full face of makeup so I stick to three things- concealer, a Chubby Stick and mascara. Does that do the trick? Most certainly! So if you are a beginner in makeup, I suggest you go get a mascara today and I promise, your life will change for ever.

How to apply?
Now, I know it can look a bit intimidating at first but trust me it's no rocket science. Just follow some rules to get perfect, non-clumpy lashes. When applying Mascara to your top lashes, put your chin slightly up, look straight and coat your lashes. Start from the outward end and work your way in. Where as when applying it to your lower lashes, put you chin down, look ahead and slowly coat the lower lashes. Don't worry about the weird faces you make while applying mascara, as it turns out, that weirdness actually relaxes your face which helps you to effectively apply the product without blinking too much! Use a eye lash curler for an even better end result.

What to keep in mind while buying a Mascara?
Mascara's today cater to all your needs. There are one's that focus on giving Volume, there are some which add length whereas some work on both. Waterproof and Non-waterproof options are available in almost all of them so you can pick what you want! For me, I love fuller lashes so, I am always on the hunt for a good voluminous mascara. Remember, the wands with plastic bristles will give you a more dramatic look where as a wand with natural bristles will give you a softer yet defined look. So depending on your lashes and the kind of look you are going for, pick one that suits your needs the best. However, if you're buying a waterproof mascara, I suggest you buy a makeup remover along with it!

What I recommend and use?
I've tried a lot of  mascara's till date. I usually have 4 mascara's open at any given point of time! However I suggest not doing that, as mascara's dry out within 2-6 months. Maybelline makes the best low cost mascara's! The Colossal Volume Express is an all time favourite! I've also fallen in love with their fairly new Falsies mascara. However these mascaras dry up within 2 months! On the higher end, I swear by Lancome's Hypnose Drama for a night time look, where as the Hypnose Precious Cells works great for the day. The Lancome mascara's last me for a good 4-6 months! However, my current favourite is the new Haute and Naughty Too Black Lash mascara by Mac. A few other's that I've tried before and completely recommend are Dior Show, YSL Shocking mascara, Clinique Volumized, Benefit They're Real on the higher end and L'oreal's Volume Million lashes, Rimmel's Max Volume Flash and Nyx's Doll eye mascara on the lower end!

Do try these out and let me know what you think! And, I love to try new mascara's all the time so if you have a favourite please comment below or Facebook or Tweet them to me and I'll make sure to try them!


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10 comments:

  1. I so agree with you about mascaras elevating a look. They immediately add that glamour to the eyes. I love Lancome's Hypnose Drama and Maybelline's Falsies. But would love to try out the Mac and Nyx's Doll eye mascara.

    Best,
    Priyanka (The Purplenista)

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  2. nice post aarushi.. even i swear by my mascara and mybelline colossal volume express is the one i m using right now n simply lovin it.. i totally agree with u on how mascaras to the perfect job of completely brightening up our look.. well i hope that some day you ll do a make up tutorial.. keep up the good work..!!

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  3. Such a nice collection of the Masacaras .... helped me to choose one

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  4. ayushi
    your back to basics series are awesome and i totally love your recommendation:)
    Based on your foundation post -I bought clinique and loving it ...
    now i will buy mascara (lancome) as well

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  5. A very helpful post :D Really enjoyed reading it.
    xoxo <3

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  6. fabulous post !! Really needed this post.
    Even I love Maybelline mascara.

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  7. I never knew this tip about coating your lashes outward in. Thanks! I'm going to go try that right now when I get ready for the day. =]

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  8. i do have Lancome Hypnose,precious cells,doll lash...but currently i'm using Armani Eyes to kill...by far the best mascara i have ever used..

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  9. Gr8
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  10. I love the look of mascara on eyelash extensions. Its not recommended to wear mascara with them, but its nice for an occasion or a evening out.

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