Oct 27, 2009

Tip of the Day: Mixing Mascaras

When applying mascara, most people tend to stick to one tube at a time. Instead of being mascara-monogamous, try using more than when coating your lashes.

Use one slick of a lengthening formula, for Twiggy-esq lashes, like Rimmel London's LYCRA Lash Extender ($7.29 CVS). For your second coat go for high voltage volume that separates and curls your eye framers. Try Rimmel London Glam' Eyes Mascara ($3.74, Walgreens) or ModelCo's FATLASH ($32, thebeautymark.com).

Mixing mascaras will give you full dramatically long lashes that scream sexy without looking like your trying. It's a false eyelashes feel without the glue or work.  

Fun fact: Rimmel knows a thing or two about mascara. The company was started by French perfumer, Eugene Rimmel in the late 1800's. The cosmetics maven invented the first packaged mascara-which at the time was a mixture of Vaseline and coal dust. In fact the product was so popular, that the word rimmel still means mascara in several languages such as Portuguese, Dutch and Italian . Ahh the joys of applying coal dust to your eyes! Mascara has come a long way since then!


  1. Thanks for the tip!! I've started layering my 2 faves - Rimmel Glam'Eyes Lash Flirt (seriously lengthens!) and Cover Girl Lash Blast Luxe (seriously thickens!!), and my lashes have never looked better. I'm always on the lookout for the perfect combination, so please let your readers know which mascaras work best for lengthening and thickening. I think I'm going to try Maybelline Lash Stilleto next...xoxo

  2. thanks soo much for your input. i think i know what my next post is going to be on! Stay tuned and thanks so much!