Bespoke Lashes: Tailor Your Mascara For Spring

You may have already picked your beauty personality for the new season, but have you thought about the role your mascara will be playing?

Eyes were the key focus at a number of the spring/summer 2015 shows, with everything from punk-inspired clumpy lashes to doll-like eyes sweeping down the runway at the likes of Altuzarra and DSquared2.

It’s all about tailoring your mascara to your look and layering different products together for a more intense final effect.

The ‘beyond boundaries’ punk lash
Clumpy lashes were once a thing to be avoided at all costs, until we were shown how to execute them in a beautifully bold way backstage at the spring/summer 2015 shows. Since then, we’ve been clumping to our hearts content. The trick? Use the end of your mascara wand to carefully clump together the ends of your eyelashes for a pointy punk effect.

The feline flick lash
By layering more mascara towards the outer corner of your eyes, you can achieve a tapered feline flick effect with your lashes. Simple sweep the mascara in delicate outward motions for a smouldering finish.

The coloured festival lash
A few simple slicks of electric blue mascara on your lashes is a quick way to add intensity, especially when teamed with a nude eyelid. What’s more, if you have blue or grey eyes a bit of vibrant blue will really make your eye colour pop.

The ultimate max lash
For this, we turn to the art of beauty mixology. By cocktailing a number of different mascaras, you’ll reap the multiple benefits – we’re talking volume, length, drama and curl. Start by applying a coat of your favourite lengthening mascara, then before it has time to dry add a slick volumising mascara before finishing up with one that adds definition and curl – making sure you wiggle the wand right to the root for an intense finish. We’re obsessed.

The natural, pared-back lash
In a similar way you do with your skin, you can enhance the natural beauty of your ‘real’ lashes – all you need is a decent lash primer. We love Estée Lauder Little Black Primer, as it adds a subtle tint to lashes, while conditioning and protecting.

The super-curly doll lash
Doll lashes are all about curl, length and separation. Use an eyelash curler to amplify the curl, then starting at the root apply a glossy black mascara right to the tip in a gentle ‘back and forth’ motion. Then using the end of the wand, applying a coating to your bottom lashes too.



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