Which mascara is best? Cheap or expensive? Curling, voluminous or curved brush? In fact, you need to build on your own preferences and featu...
Which mascara is best? Cheap or expensive? Curling, voluminous or curved brush? In fact, you need to build on your own preferences and features of the eyelashes. And, of course, don't forget about safety. This article will tell you how to choose the right mascara, not overpay and not make a mistake.
Tip 1. For short and long
First of all, you need to focus on the features of your eyelashes. For long and thick ones, almost any is suitable - the owners of such can only be congratulated. For everyone else, the selection of funds becomes more complicated.
If your lashes are long but thin, use a curling volume mascara, ideally with a large round brush. For short and thick ones, an extension is more suitable. And for short and thin - mascara with the effect of false eyelashes, as well as double with a white base, which is applied beforehand. For straight lines - twisting with a curved brush.
Tip 2. Assess quality
Good mascara does not have a pronounced odour, its consistency resembles a cream (not too thick or not too liquid), does not feel on the eyelashes, does not spread and is applied without lumps.
A quality product should contain only water, wax, colouring pigments. Also, rubber, wax or silicones may appear on the packaging (this is permissible, but the composition must also contain natural ingredients). The composition of the lengthening may contain silk, nylon.
It is recommended to choose a product marked "hypoallergenic" - it is safer. Remember that mascara lasts all day. Its quality should not raise questions. Therefore, immediately the following advice.
Advice 3. We don't take anywhere
Try not to buy cosmetics anywhere. In particular, you should not take cosmetics off your hands, on classified sites. The ideal option is large chain stores that value their reputation.
You cannot open the tube before paying at the checkout, but if there are testers nearby, be sure to use this opportunity. Smell the mascara, evaluate the consistency, take a good look at the brush. If you smell a pungent smell, it is better to refuse the purchase and choose another option.
Tip 4. We look at the price
The cost of mascara varies greatly today. On sale, you can find goods from 70-80 rubles and up to 12-15 thousand. But don't rush to get scared. Expensive mascaras are most often purchased by professional makeup artists. For personal use, it is quite possible to find a tool in the price range from 500 rubles to 2500 rubles.
Tip 5. Black or coloured?
For everyday use, black or brown (for blondes) is most appropriate. Blue, lilac and green mascaras are more suitable for theme parties.
Tip 6. Is it waterproof or not?
Waterproof mascara - not for everyday use. It is only used for going to the pool or the beach, as well as in rainy weather. It is removed by special means, there is no need to use it every day.
Tip 7. Attention to the expiration date
When buying, pay attention to the expiration dates - read all the information on the package.
After the expiration date, the product cannot be used. Also, do not forget that after opening the ink should not be stored for more than six months. After 6 months, it is advisable to buy a new one. After the air has entered the tube, it begins to deteriorate.
How to store mascara properly
So that the product does not dry out and cause harm, and the look was expressive and bright, do not forget about the rules for storing mascara. They are as follows:
keep the tube tightly closed;
do not leave in heat, cold, rain or direct sunlight;
do not use after the expiration date.
Also, do not dilute dried ink. The only acceptable option is the contact lens fluid. But it's better to buy a new one.