Have you ever been told that in order to properly do your eye makeup, you need to apply mascara? It’s not a bad thing! It is one of the most important things in an eye makeup routine. But does it really help with glow?
Mascara is not a necessity for glow. It is not a necessity for good makeup in general, either. It can be used to create a more dramatic look or it can be used to create a more natural look, but it’s not necessary for either.
Mascara is most often associated with dark lashes, but that’s not the only way you can use it either. You can use mascara on any color of eye shadow from light pink to deep red—you just have to know how much and where you want it applied so as not to overwhelm your face or eyeshadow and make them look unnatural (or like an optical illusion).
Yes, mascara can make your eyes look bigger. It can also make your eyes look brighter. And yes, it can even make you look more awake. Basically, if you’re not wearing it right now, you’re making a big mistake!
Here are just a few of the benefits that come with adding a little bit of this magical stuff to your routine:
- It gives the illusion of having fuller lashes by separating each lash and creating volume with airbrushed-on fibers that add color and thickness. The result? A bolder look that will leave people wondering what’s going on in those pretty little peepers!* It creates definition in the eye area by coating every single lash from root to tip so they all stand out individually instead of blending together into an indistinguishable mess.* It gives off an illusion of thick eyelashes without having to deal with actual clumps (which is what happens when you don’t use enough product).
If you have long eyelashes, or you want a more natural look, mascara is not necessary. Mascara can be used to draw attention to your eyes. Mascara is also great at making the eyelashes appear thicker and darker by coating them in dark pigment. This can give you that “wow” factor when applying mascara properly!
Mascara is the queen of eye makeup. It’s the most visible, noticeable product you can use to change your look and complete your look from day to night. You can buy mascara in a variety of colors, but we recommend sticking with black for everyday wear because it’s versatile enough for any time of year!
If mascara is your thing, this may sound like blasphemy: but don’t let anyone tell you that it needs to be applied overtop of eyeshadow. Your lashes are the focus point here (hence why we love them so much!), so take care not to overwhelm them with too much color or texture. Instead, opt for just one coat—this will keep everything looking natural while still adding definition and length!
Bottom Line: It depends on how you feel about your natural lashes.