Monday, June 29, 2009

Beauty Tip: When in Doubt, Always Apply Mascara

Have you ever wanted your eyes to look/appear bigger? Or have you ever wanted to make your eyes open up? Has anyone ever suggested that you use mascara to achieve this? I'm here to show you that mascara does in fact open up your eyes & make them appear bigger. That's right, SHOW not tell. After these pictures, I'm sure most of you will agree with me that...

When in doubt, always use mascara.

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Here I've added 2 pictures to show you the difference when you apply mascara & when you don't. By the way, I didn't curl my eyelashes.
Did I really need 2 pictures to prove the same point? Definitely not. But I wanted to show my readers that you can tell the difference not only in a clear picture that's taken with the flash on, but you can also see the difference in a picture that's a bit blurry because it was taken without the flash. & which eye looks better in both pictures? No doubt, the one with mascara on, right?

When I apply mascara, I always start from the outer corner & work my way inward. This way most of the mascara gets used on the outer corners & as I work my way to the inner corners, the mascara on the wand decreases, making the corner lashes appear longer. & of course it also helps that I'm wearing one of my favourite mascara's, so my lashes really stand out even though I have a lot of eye makeup on.

Finding your favourite mascara(s) is not an easy task. Warning: Be careful not to fall for cute packaging. Also, when you read reviews online or hear about the product from others, make sure that you understand what the mascara does most: thickens/volumizes, lengthens, &/or curls. Some people have long eyelashes & want their lashes to appear fuller & not necessarily any longer than they already are, so a mascara like Maybelline's Lash Stiletto is not the best mascara to use because Lash Stiletto mainly lengthens.

Now for a full face picture to show you the overall look when I applied mascara on one eye, as compared to the other eye without mascara on.
As you can tell, you can really see the difference. So readers, find a mascara that really suits you & your lashes & do not skip your mascara! Even when you think you're wearing really dark eye shadow & thick eyeliner & you think it wont really show, put it on anyway, especially if you're going to be taking pictures. You might think it won't really show, but it will.

In the full face picture in this post can you tell what else is different on one side of the face as compared to the other side? Take a closer look. On the side that I have mascara on, I also applied blush. Like I've mentioned before, my camera doesn't seem to pick up the colour of my blush unless my blush is really dark (& I look like a clown in person), but you still might be able to see the difference if you look close enough. Blush is another one of my favourite products that I cant seem to leave behind. When the right colour of blush is chosen & applied properly, blush gives you a naturally flushed look & balances your whole look (especially when you have really bold eyes or really bold lips going on).

Anyway, getting back on track... one beauty tool that I cannot live without is my eyelash curler, but no look is complete without mascara. So when in doubt, always apply mascara.

10 comments:

Cristina [BarbieLuvsMac] said...

i LOOOOVE the shape of your eyess. there soo pretty

June 29, 2009 at 2:08 AM
~tHiAmErE~ said...

i agree!
mascara is one of the best way to emphasize the eyes
^_^

June 29, 2009 at 2:20 AM
Sherry said...

very nice :) lol I need to learn apply mascara, I see after applied it goes all over my eyes lol

June 29, 2009 at 3:53 AM
Rai said...

Mascara REALLY makes a difference!
You look gorgeous as usual.

June 29, 2009 at 8:52 AM
Amina said...

that is so true!
Mascara makes a difference :) you look amaaazing by the way~

June 29, 2009 at 11:11 AM
Sugar Bunnie said...

lol, I am going through something now, I think I am getting eye allergies from my sister's cat and I need to go to the eye doctor but I dont want go with out my eye makeup on, lol, I thought I was vain.(just a little, hehe) but after seeing these pictures, mascara does make a difference.

June 29, 2009 at 6:41 PM
aizat.cinta.goddess said...

love the make up!owh leopard very fierce

June 30, 2009 at 6:29 AM
Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

Great post and loving your blog! Just subscribed. Come stop by my blog and say hello
:-)
lipstickrules.blogspot.com

July 3, 2009 at 11:24 PM
Lizzard said...

I agree 100% - never skip mascara! you've got some sexy cat eyes girl, jealoussss hehe

July 14, 2009 at 10:28 PM
Palwasha N. Minhas said...

you have such pretty eyes !

March 19, 2010 at 12:37 PM

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