It's likely you apply mascara every day, but are you doing it the right way? Like many different makeup techniques, there are multiple ways to do them to achieve similar results. But there's one tried and true secret to full and far-reaching lashes: the wiggle. Learn how to perfect this mascara method and more, after the jump.
Sometimes one mascara isn't enough to get the faux-lash effect. Don't settle for second best, though. Double down on your formulas instead. Combine a lengthening lash-enhancer with a thickening formulation, or top a defining mascara with a curling one. The combinations are endless. For lashes even Kim Kardashian will envy, find a few top mascara pairings when you keep reading.
Does the name Gina Brooke mean anything to you? If not, then sit tight, it soon will do. The ah-mazing makeup artist is on Madonna's speed dial — they've been working together on everything from world tours, campaigns and red carpet looks to magazine shoots and movies for eight years now — and regularly works with David Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Gisele, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and pretty much every other A-list face out there. In short, she's big news. 'Specially when it comes to lashes.
The creator of The Most Expensive Lashes in the world — diamond-encrusted mink falsies for Madonna's Confessions Tour in 2005 (which carried a US$10,000 price tag) — and the driving force behind the slew of lash bars that we have today, Gina is the International Creative Director of cult LA brand Hourglass. We caught up with her in Sydney today to talk mascara application, and just in case you're wondering, her mascara of choice is the NEW Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara ($42) . . .
TIP #1: Never pump. Ever. Sure it's an oldie, but a goldie, according to Gina. Once air gets in and dries the formula out, you can wave buh-bye to your mascara for good.