Ten Tips on How to Use a Mascara Fan Brush to Apply Mascara
This week we discussed the use of a Mascara Fan Brush to create fluttery, wispy lashes that are full, defined, an SO long with rich color, yet still look natural & don’t clump. Our basic tutorial of How to Use a Mascara Fan Brush covers a step-by-step use of Mascara Fans, & we reviewed many of the best (and worst) Mascara Fan Brushes on the market. Today we cover ten tips to turn you into a Mascara Fan Brush Ninja Diva.
TIP: View your first several attempts with a mascara fan brush as just practice. Using a Mascara wand requires a much heavier hand than the light, gentle strokes of applying mascara with a mascara fan brush. Do not just wiggle the brush horizontally like some mascara wands directions indicate, comb a fan brush vertically only.
TIP: If you do not have a steady hand, hold the fan brush bristles close to the lash base, and slowly blink your lashes over and through the bristles to paint on the product. Steady your hand with your elbow against a surface if needed.
TIP: Clean off the mascara fan brush, then do one final light brush through to remove any debris or clumps. Comb outside lashes outward, comb middle lashes straight, and comb the inner lashes inward for the most natural, widest, doe-eyed look.
TIP: try to work with as little mascara as possible when combing through the lashes, think of it as more like lightly painting than covering and coating. You can always add more layers.
TIP: Fair-haired girls: don’t forget a light stroke on the top of the upper lashes. We spend much of our time looking down at our phones and devices, the top of our lashes show!
TIP: Clean up any mascara on eyelid skin or undereye bag with a q-tip dipped in moisturizer and just dot the spot.This way you do not ruin your eyeshadow and only need a small touchup
TIP: Some report holding a spoon under their lash line or a business card catches any mascara drips or accidents from landing on eyelid or undereye bags.
TIP: Try to think of coating the lashes individually than sweeping a brush across all the lashes at once. When lashes do stick together, angle the fan vertically and use a corner to separate them at the root.
TIP: For the longest and darkest look that is clump free and still natural on bottom lashes, comb the mascara fan brush from underneath the lashes forward and down to the tips. This gives a full look with more control and less mishaps. It also “pushes” the lashes forward for more pop and definition.
TIP: Since a lash fan brush emphasizes the length of the lash so well, some choose to use black brown mascara on lower lashes. My lashes are black, so I use black for both top and bottom lashes, but only apply eyeliner to the top lashes since the bottom is generally well-defined and have a bit of product on the lash line, sort of a tight-lining concept.
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