Mascara. Do you know everything about her?
Thick, long, expressive eyelashes – the dream of every woman. What we do not resort to achieve the desired effect! In the arsenal of modern beauty for sure there will be more than one dozen techniques and ways to make your look more expressive. coka, Shutterstock.com But still the leader of women’s stuff, necessary only for eyelashes, was and remains mascara. It is believed that the first prototype of mascara originated in ancient Egypt, it was a thick black eyeliner, which was used by Pharaoh and his wife. Later residents of ancient Greece used this ink. But the first “real” mascara was invented by a student Terry Williams (mixing soot with petroleum jelly), deciding to help his sister named Maybel, after whom the first and most popular mascara in the history of cosmetics was named. I will answer the most relevant questions regarding this wonderful product. How to apply mascara? When applying mascara, make-up artists advise to raise the head slightly up. This makes it possible to paint well the base of the eyelashes. Try to paint over the short eyelashes at the corners of the eyes as well, so you will give your eyes a charming almond shape. Wanting to give the eyelashes extra length and volume, mascara is applied in several layers (the main thing here is not to overdo it, 1–2 layers is enough) Wait 30 seconds before each application. To complete the image, do not forget to comb your eyelashes with a clean brush – it will remove the lumps. What is better to wash it off? Remember that rinse mascara gently to not damage the eyelashes. It is better to use specialized means, but in no case soap (it can negatively affect the state of your cilia and on the skin around the eyes). If for some reason there was no milk or lotion on hand, cosmetologists advise using Vaseline or olive oil. It is contraindicated to leave a mascara on the face for the night, otherwise broken eyelashes and a “rumpled” look are provided to you. At the end of the cleaning procedure, you can wipe the eyes with chamomile decoction or make a compress from the infusion of tea leaves. How to store mascara? You must always tightly close the tube – it will save mascara from drying out. It is recommended to change it at least once every six months. But if the smell of your favorite cosmetic has become unpleasant, the consistency has changed – immediately throw away the mascara, even if the shelf life has not expired. You can get yourself a “calendar of cosmetics” and record the dates when it is time to change the old cosmetics with new ones. It will save your eyelashes from problems when using cosmetics with an expired shelf life. Basis for mascara? The base is designed to lengthen, make your eyelashes bigger, brighter and more magnificent. With its help, the look is deeper and more expressive. It is also useful for additional nutrition and protection. Makeup artists claim that on top of it any mascara lays smoother. Waterproof mascara. “Pros” and “against” The difference between waterproof mascara and ordinary mascara is in the presence of the first water-repellent properties that protect the painted cilia from moisture. This mascara is useful for both girls who lead an active lifestyle (swimming pool, gym, sauna), as well as great beach lovers. It is believed that waterproof mascara is useful for eyelashes, as it includes a large amount of proteins, vitamins and oils that protect eyelashes and moisturize them. But it also has disadvantages: – waterproof mascara is not suitable for sensitive eyes; – it can be removed only with special lotions designed to remove waterproof cosmetics; – it is not recommended for contact lens wearers; – can cause allergies. Dear readers! Remember, you are beautiful!