February 02, 2013 12:00 AM | by Dalia Hosny
Four Tips to Pick the Perfect Mascara
Picking the right mascara might not be as easy as it sounds. We know quite well how outstanding our eyes can look when we apply the perfect eye make-up and mascara, so here are 4 tips to pick the perfect mascara to suit whatever look you are opting for.
1. First, you need to decide what type of mascara that you really need. Your daily usage of make-up will determine whether you'll opt for a waterproof mascara or a water soluble one. If you're living in a hot and sticky environment then a water-proof mascara should be your pick for less smudging and a neater look. I must say that the process of taking off water-proof mascara can be somehow tiring though. My personal advice is to carry both in your make-up bag, and wear the water-proof mascara when needed.
2. Your eye color and skin tone determine what color of mascara is best for you! And guess what? Your eyebrow color too! If you want to bring out your eyes, then black mascara creates drama and adds glam to your eye make-up, otherwise brown mascara will work best while pulling off a natural look.
3. How do I want my eyelashes to appear and stand after applying mascara? Yes, you should be asking this question to yourself before hitting the drugstore or the beauty shop. The mascara brush is the main tool that determines how you want your eyelashes to look like. A straight brush gives you full mascara coverage, reaches baby lashes and makes them look sleek and separated, while a curved brush leaves your lashes thickened and curled.
4. If you're a contact lens wearer or you have sensitive eyes, then you should opt for a very gentle mascara. Some mascaras can cause you eye redness, itching, and watery eyes. Skim through the ingredients while buying a mascara; if you find anything you know you are allergic to, avoid it immediately.