LashControlTuesday, May 22, 2012 6:00 AM
A mascara wand is a mascara wand is a mascara wand, right? Wrong! These days we’ve got wands in all kinds of shapes and sizes - not to mention ones that swivel and rotate. The latest in high-performing mascara wands is LashControl Mascara, which gives maximum impact with minimum waste thanks to a squeezable tube that allows you to control how much mascara is on the brush, so you never end up with too much or too little.
The wand comes in LashControl Pink Squeeze ($20), a classic black mascara formula with tapered brush and LashControl Purple Squeeze ($20), an intense black formula with zig-zag brush to build volume. The brand’s creator, Jennifer Paulson Lee, was kind enough to answer some questions to give us all the full DL on mascaras dos and donts. See below!
How to fix clumpy mascara? The best way to fix clumpy mascara is to not have clumps in the first place. Most mascara simply has too much formula on the brush when you take it out of the tube. Over the years women have found many techniques to deal with a gloppy brush. A common solution is to wipe off the excess with a tissue before application. Unfortunately, tissue fibers and/or foreign particles from scraping are often the culprit toward more clumps and lead to contaminating microbial issues within the tube itself.
LashControl mascara has a built-in squeeze wiper that allows you to take off any excess before the brush leaves the tube, making the application easier with virtually no clumps to wrestle with and lashes stay separated - just squeeze the built-in wiper as you pull the brush through to customize the deposit on the brush, adding layers for more impact if desired. If you find too much is on your lashes, simply re-insert and squeeze again to use the same brush to comb through your lashes.
What to do to prep your lashes before applying mascara to prevent it from clumping? Any mascara will apply best onto clean, dry lashes. Splashing warm water (not hot) on your face before make-up application is the best way to wake up your skin without stripping it of essential, natural oils. Then do your best to keep your lashes free of foundation, powders or eye shadows so that your lashes stay clean and dry until you are ready for the final touch - your mascara.
When is the best time to apply mascara? Mascara application should happen last in your beauty routine. Don’t forget to make sure you close your mascara tightly in between uses to avoid drying out.
Dish with us: Do you go out-of-the-box with your mascara wands?