Clean those Lashes for Flawless Makeup
Yo, makeup lovers! Let’s talk about the importance of cleaning your lashes before caking on the mascara. Ain’t nobody got time for clumpy, spidery lashes, am I right? Plus, keeping your lashes clean can prevent irritation, infections, and breakage.
So, let’s gather our supplies and get to work!
Gather Supplies: Let’s Get Our Tools Ready!
Before diving into the cleaning process, it’s important to have all the necessary supplies on hand. Trust me, there’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a lash-cleaning session only to realize you’re missing a crucial tool. Here’s what you’ll need:
To start, you’ll need a bottle of micellar water. This gentle cleanser is perfect for removing makeup and dirt from your lashes without causing irritation. One of my personal favorites is Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water.
Cotton swabs are essential for cleaning those hard-to-reach spots. They come in handy when you need to clean the base of your lashes or remove stubborn mascara clumps.
It’s best to use a clean mascara wand to brush through your lashes after cleaning. This will ensure that each individual lash is separated and ready for new mascara application.
You will also need a clean towel to dry your eyelashes after cleaning.
And that’s it! With these tools on hand, you’re ready to take on cleaning your lashes like a pro. Now, if you’re anything like me, you may have encountered some clumpy mascara mishaps in the past. No worries, I’ve got you covered! Check out this helpful guide on fixing clumpy mascara on your eyelashes from Wink’s Eyelash Boutique.
Removing Old Mascara: The First Step to Perfect Eyelashes
Okay, first things first – we need to get rid of that old mascara. Trust me, I’ve made the mistake of layering fresh mascara on top of the old stuff and it never ends well. Not only does it make your lashes clump, but it can also lead to a dreaded eye infection. Yikes! So, let’s avoid that by safely removing the old mascara.
To do this, I like to use a gentle eye makeup remover. You can find them at any drugstore or beauty supply store. Simply soak a cotton pad in the remover and gently rub it across your lashes. Make sure to go in a downward motion, rather than rubbing back and forth. This will help prevent any breakage or damage to your lashes.
If you prefer a more natural approach, you can also use a bit of coconut oil or even olive oil to remove your mascara. Just make sure to be careful around your eyes and avoid getting any oil in them.
Whatever method you choose, just make sure you are thoroughly removing all of your old mascara before moving on to the next step. Trust me, your lashes will thank you for it later!
Clean with Soap and Water: The Secret to Perfectly Clean Eyelashes
Now that you’ve removed your old mascara, it’s time to clean your eyelashes with soap and water. This is a crucial step to keeping your lashes healthy and preventing makeup buildup, which can lead to eye infections and other complications.
First, wet your face with warm water to help loosen any debris on your lashes. Then, take a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser and apply it to a clean, soft brush, such as a spoolie. Gently brush your lashes in an upward motion, starting from the base and moving towards the tips. Be sure to cover all areas, including the inner and outer corners.
Once you’ve cleaned your lashes thoroughly, rinse your face with cool water to remove any remaining soap. Then, gently pat your lashes dry with a clean towel, being careful not to tug or pull on them. If you prefer, you can also use a hair dryer on the cool setting to dry your lashes quickly and efficiently.
Remember, it’s important to clean your lashes regularly – at least twice a week – to keep them healthy and free of any debris or bacteria that can cause irritation or infection. With proper care, your lashes will look fuller, longer, and more beautiful than ever before!
Drying My Lashes: Keep Them Looking Fresh
After washing my lashes with soap and water, I know it’s important to dry them thoroughly. Here are some techniques I use to keep my lashes looking their best:
First, I gently pat my lashes with a clean towel to remove any excess water. I avoid rubbing or pulling on the lashes, as this can cause damage and breakage.
Next, I use a clean, disposable mascara wand to separate and fan out my lashes. I gently brush through them from root to tip, making sure to coat each individual lash with the wand. This not only helps to dry the lashes, but also gives them a nice shape and helps prevent clumping.
If I’m in a hurry, I’ll use a hair dryer on the cool setting to gently blow dry my lashes. I make sure to hold the dryer at least a foot away from my face and lashes to avoid heat damage.
Finally, I let my lashes air dry completely before applying any new mascara or makeup. This helps to prevent clumping, smudging and flaking.
Drying my lashes properly is just as important as cleaning them to ensure they stay looking fresh and healthy. By using these drying techniques, I’m able to keep my lashes in great condition and ready for whatever makeup look I want to achieve.
Time to Doll Up! Applying Mascara on Your Cleaned Lashes
Now that your eyelashes are all fresh and clean, it’s time to apply some fresh mascara. This step is probably the most awaited part of your makeup routine since this will make your eyes pop and look stunning. Here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the most out of your newly cleaned lashes.
First, choose the right mascara for your lashes. Lengthening, volumizing, or curling mascaras are the three types you can choose from. Take your time picking the best formula for your unique lashes.
Next, start applying the mascara from the base of your lashes by lightly wiggling the wand back and forth. Then, slowly move up to the tips of the lashes with a slight zig-zag motion. Make sure to apply evenly and not use too much product, as it could clump your lashes.
When applying to the bottom lashes, tilt your head upward and use the tip of the wand to apply mascara to each lash individually. Lastly, let your mascara dry for a few seconds before blinking or touching your eyes. This will prevent smudging and ensure the mascara sets properly.
Remember, practice makes perfect. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different application techniques to see what works best for you. With experience and the right tools, you’ll be rocking those gorgeous lashes in no time!
Wrap It Up: The Importance of Clean Eyelashes for Flawless Makeup
So, there you have it! I hope this guide has convinced you that cleaning your eyelashes is a crucial step in achieving a picture-perfect makeup look. As someone who has struggled with clumpy mascara, I cannot stress enough how much of a game-changer it is to properly clean your lashes before applying any makeup.
By following the steps outlined in this guide, you are not only ensuring that your lashes are free from dirt and debris, but you are also making them more receptive to mascara and other cosmetic products. This means your mascara will go on smoother and more evenly, leading to a more natural and polished look.
And let’s not forget the long-term benefits of cleaning your lashes – by keeping them free from buildup, you can help prevent irritation, infection, and other potential eye health issues.
Overall, taking the time to clean your lashes is a small but significant step in achieving the perfect makeup look. So, next time you’re getting ready for a night out, remember to break out the soap and water and give those lashes a quick clean – your eyes (and your makeup) will thank you!