clump free mascara tips

When asked what women’s number one beauty product is, the answer I hear most is, hands, down mascara! For being such an amazing staple in women’s makeup bags around the world, I’m rounding up some of my tips for easy mascara application to get the best results.

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I’m a big fan of false lashes for my blog photos or special occasions because they make your eyes pop so well, but it’s important to fully coat your lashes with mascara to get the most pumped-up volume possible—whether you’re wearing falsies or just mascara. Coat your lashes in long stokes to the left, right, up, and down, and then repeat to get the darkest coverage and also comb out any clumps in the process.  FYI–I’m wearing falsies here for an extra dramatic look!

clump free mascara tips


I’ve definitely had many instances where I’ve been 99% done with my makeup and then an accidental mascara wand stroke left me with a black mark on my face—to my major frustration! To avoid this, I will wipe the mascara wand clean from the handle to the bristles and then at the very tip to avoid a buildup of danger-zone mascara. I have found that the wand on the COVERGIRL Plumpify Mascara is thicker than usual, so this messy mascara problem is obsolete—so amazing! Not to mention, the formula plumps lashes (especially bottom lashes!) for a thick, fringy look. This mascara is my current favorite go-to mascara for a glammed-up look!

clump free mascara tips


I’ve found that if I wait too long in between coats of mascara, my dry lashes start to clump on the wet mascara. Once you’ve finished the second eye, start on your second coat and continue applying until you’ve reached your desired volume.

clump free mascara tips


There is a reason we naturally make silly faces when applying mascara (I’m generally a kissy face or open mouth kind of girl), because it pulls our skin taut to avoid getting stray mascara on our skin for a smoother application. Don’t fight the faces—do what you gotta do to get an even application. Work those funny faces, girl!

clump free mascara tips

What are your foolproof mascara tips? Is mascara a staple in your makeup bag?


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  1. I love mascara! It sometimes is the only make up I put on! It make your eyes pop!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  2. Annie wrote:

    This was a really cute post! I love the silly faces – you know we all do it!!
    xo Annie

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  3. Courtney wrote:

    Great tips! I love the new plumpify mascara, it gives such good volume!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  4. Lee Anne wrote:

    Great tips! I love your top as well and you are gorgeous!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  5. Tiffany Milkhannie wrote:

    Great post! I like to make sure I coat my lashes with mascara the full length of the lash.

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  6. KatyRose wrote:

    Love this post! I have a friend who has the hardest time putting on mascara, which is totally weird to me. But I have to say cleaning the wand from time to time really helps avoid clumps and apply seamlessly. – katy

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  7. Jasmine wrote:

    I haven’t tried the plumpify mascara. I might need to cause I dislike having clumpy eyelashes especially when I wear falsies.

    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  8. Great tips! Your lashes look divine!
    PS I’m an open mouth kinda girl.

    Posted 3.14.16 Reply