1. Putting on too many coats.
Most people like to apply 2-3 coats of mascara to build a darker, thicker and more volumized look. If you apply too many coats, or if you wait for it to dry too long between coats then you can get a really clumpy look that will start flaking throughout the day.
2. Keeping it too long.
If you juggle a couple mascara tubes at a time then it is easy to loose track of how long you’ve had it for. Pro Tip! Use labels, such as mailing labels to write the date you purchased, or the date that you should discard your mascara. (This works great for other cosmetics as well!)
3. Pumping the wand in the tube.
Sometimes it just happens, but if you ever catch yourself zoning out and pumping your mascara wand in the tube, then stop yourself! This pushes air into the tube and helps any germs in your mascara tubes move and multiply. This will cause the bacteria to grow faster in your mascara in the tube and you will need to throw it out sooner.
4. Not washing it off at night.
Everyone has those late nights where you’d rather fall into bed than wash your face. This can be bad for your eyelashes and causes them to fall off, it can get on your skin and clog your pores causing your skin to breakout and it can also get into your eyes and cause an infection – so wash it off!
5. Choosing the wrong formula.
It takes some time (and wrong product purchases) to figure out what sort of formulas you will want for your eyelash needs. Some mascaras will be too runny and give you raccoon eyes, some will be too dry and flake and some just may not work for you. Know what your needs are, whether it is length, volume or curl and start testing mascaras until you find the perfect formula for you!
What mascara tips have you learnt over the years that you love? Let us know via the comments box below!