Having voluminous lashes is a timeless trend that can be effortlessly achieved with lash extensions and false eyelashes. If you’re not quite ready to use eyelash extensions or struggle with applying false eyelashes, mascara cocktailing provides imaginative, big, bold lashes to achieve the desired look.
Transform your lashes from gloomy to glamorous with a simple trick:
Layer a few coats of different mascaras for a stunning effect.
Imagine creating a delightful cocktail — it doesn’t have to be complicated. You can achieve a bold lashes outcome by adding lengthening, volumizing, and lifting effects.
Continue reading to discover pro tips on cocktailing different mascaras, allowing you to easily perfect your makeup blending skills.
Mascara cocktailing is the pro art of layering multiple mascaras that can give your lashes a bold and voluminous appearance. For example, a popular choice is to combine a lengthening mascara with a volumizing mascara to achieve the desired effects.
How Many Layers of Mascara Should You Wear?
When it comes to layering mascara, forget about the rules. Select two to three mascaras that suit your desired effects, and start layering them on. Balancing the formula is key to achieving a flawless, clump-free finish. The trick you use to apply mascara is how much formula you coat your lashes and how many layers you’ve applied with, which will greatly impact your overall look.
What Goes First: Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara?
Are you curious about the ideal order for achieving the perfect layered lash look? Let’s explore all of the options. It’s important to note that, like skincare, the order in which you apply your mascara can make a difference. I suggest starting with the lightest consistency first.
For best results, it is recommended to start by applying the lengthening mascara to ensure that each lash is separated and defined. Then, coat your lashes with the volumizing mascara to achieve a bold, fuller, and more voluminous look. This approach allows the mascara to catch and plump up every lash from root to tip.
How to Layer Mascara: Mascara Cocktailing
Now that you have learned the art of mascara cocktailing follow the steps below, and you will soon be modeling your bold, dramatic, and noticeable lashes.
Prep Your Lashes
For a smoother mascara application, start prepping your lashes with an eyelash primer such as the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/Base. This primer enhances your mascara’s performance by providing a smooth base for application and enhancing the overall effect. With the rose oil-infused formula, your lashes will stay nourished and avoid any dryness or crunchiness when you take off your makeup.
Choose a Formula according to your Lashes
There is a wide variety of mascara formulas available, ranging from lengthening to curling options. One of the great advantages of layering is the ability to experiment with different mascaras and achieve your desired lash look. As Shahnaz (author of this article) mentioned above, lengthening and volumizing mascara is the best choice to achieve a real mascara cocktailing appearance on your lashes.
Clean Wand Before Applying
For a flawless application, removing any excess mascara from the wand before using it is important. On the other hand, it will be best to use disposable mascara wands according to your lashes. Make sure to scrape the brush against the lip of the tube before applying each layer. By following this technique, you can avoid clumping and achieve a light and smooth application for each layer of mascara.
Apply From the Root
As previously mentioned, the first coat of mascara focuses on separating and defining the lashes. To begin, opt for a mascara with a skinny wand, such as the L’Oréal Telescopic Original Mascara.
To achieve the best results:
Position the mascara brush near the root of your lashes and gently wiggle the wand from side to side while lifting it upwards.
Repeat this process by applying the mascara on top of your lashes, gently moving the wand from the base of your upper lash line to the ends.
Allow sufficient time for the initial coat to dry before applying the next layer.
Layer Your Mascara: Cocktailing
Pick the next formula and gently apply a thin layer to your lashes. To achieve the best results, it is important to apply mascara in thin coats and wait to dry each layer before applying the next one. This will help prevent clumping and give you a more polished look. Keep building up your mascaras until you achieve the look you want.
Final Touch to Your Bottom Lashes
Should I apply mascara to my bottom lashes? Definitely, you are mistaken if you are not building your bottom lashes for a bold look. It is best to avoid applying multiple coats that could weigh them down. Instead, a light application of your base mascara will help achieve a balanced look. Just give them a quick brush with a very light amount of your base mascara, and you are done.
The Best L’Oréal Mascaras for Layering
The pro art of applying mascara layers without any clumps or smudges requires a combination of skillful technique and selection of the right formulas.
Discover the best loreal mascara combinations for achieving stunning lashes without the need for falsies:
Use L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara with L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara for incredible length and impressive volume lashes.
Experience the stunning results of L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara and L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara. Achieve a beautifully fanned-out and thicker-looking fringe with added length.
Experience the magic of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer, a true game-changer for your lashes. This incredible product effortlessly prepares and primes even the most unruly lashes, ensuring they are ready for the final mascara application. Complete your look with the iconic L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara for lashes that truly make a bold impression. Why not explore a splash of color with this combination? Consider trying out these mascaras in shades of green, burgundy, or blue.
Pair L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Instant Lift Washable Mascara with L’Oréal Paris Air Wear Air Volume Mega Mascara for long, voluminous lashes that are lightweight and long-lasting.
Discover the perfect combination of mascaras to achieve the ultimate lash look. Try making a Cocktail of L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara for lasting volume, and pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara for beautifully long, wispy, and curly lashes.
The author, Shahnaz Nazim (Alezy) is a makeup expert and Passionist. I do research for the best makeup products on the internet. Big websites like Amazon, byrdie, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Tarte, Maybelline, and Loreal Paris have honest ratings and reviews from customers who bought the products from these websites. I go there and read all the positive and negative reviews for each makeup product. I collect all the information about what people are talking about the product, for whom it is the best product, and for whom it is not good.