Not sure if you should wear mascara on your bottom lashes? Here’s a quick and easy guide to making your lower lashes look gorgeous.
Who Should Wear Mascara on Their Bottom Lashes?
If you colour your hair darker, you’ll likely want to wear mascara on your lower lashes daily. If you're a blonde trying to pass as a brunette, you're going to blow your cover by not covering those arctic-blonde lashes. Rocking red hair? Use an auburn mascara on the top and bottom to keep it look natural.
If you're a natural brunette, you can get away with mascara-free bottom lashes but still may want to consider upping your game for evening. If you're doing a thick cat eye or smoky eye, defined lower lashes are part of the complete look.
How Should I Wear Mascara on My Bottom Lashes?
Unless you're going retro, forget about the old-school Twiggy look. Your goal is to just subtly darken and define your lashes. While it’s great to have ultra-long and thick upper lashes, it’s best to keep things simple on the lower lash line.
For upper lashes, we adore the cult favourite Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara. This stuff lengthens, volumises, lifts, and separates your lashes like nothing else. If you want a serious alternative to falsies, this is it.
For bottom lashes, avoid fibre products and other dramatic-effect mascaras. Opt for a subtler, more modern pick instead. The No. 1 thing to look for in a lower-lash mascara is a great smudgeproof or waterproof formula. Makeup on lower lids smears easily, so plan ahead to prevent the cartoon look.
We recommend Blinc Smudgeproof Mascara for a stay-put look that comes in several natural shades.
How to Add Liner for a Natural Look
Want to create an even more natural style? Add a bit of eyeliner around your lower lashes. While liner would seem to make your look more dramatic, it actually has the opposite effect.
To make it look like you have naturally dark and lush lashes, grab a waterproof eyeliner. Lancôme Khol Hypnose Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil is a top choice. This amazing pencil will stick with you through even the saddest movies. Creamy yet precise, it’s also incredibly easy to apply.
For a natural look, just draw on a dotted line with your eyeliner pencil. This will create a faux shadow that looks like it's created by long, thick lashes. Use a light touch and stick close to your lash roots for a no-makeup look. Voilà!