Celebrities don’t just rely on fake eyelashes to make their eyes pop.
After spending years in the chairs of many different makeup artists, the stars have learned some pretty amazing mascara tricks. Sometimes their eyelash-lengthening secrets are so effective that they look like they’re wearing falsies when they’re just using mascara to play up their natural lashes.
Here’s a look at some of the celebs who have mascara secrets worth trying:
Kate shared a pretty great mascara application tip with InStyle. According to the actress, she uses a flat-ended eyeliner brush to apply mascara to the roots of her eyelashes. “It makes the whites of the eyes seem whiter and keeps the lids from appearing too heavy,” she said. Sometimes it can be hard to get a regular mascara brush close to the root without making a mess, so using an eyeliner brush is also an excellent way to make sure that the roots are adequately covered. This will make lashes look longer and thicker.
To get lush lashes like Sofia, you’ve got to steal her signature wiggle. The Modern Family star shared her best mascara tricks with Glamour’s Lipstick, and you’ll be glad to know that they’re pretty simple. Sofia says that she starts at the base of her lashes and wiggles the mascara wand up to through the tips. She applies three coats on her top lashes and one coat on her bottom lashes.
Beyonce plays up her gorgeous eyes by using a lip care product on her lashes. The singer told LOOK magazine that she applies lip balm to her eyelashes before she curls them to give them a healthy sheen. The thick balm also works as a primer and makes her lashes hold their curl. Just make sure that you use a balm that doesn’t contain irritating minty ingredients like peppermint oil or camphor.
For the Game of Thrones season 3 premiere in L.A., Emilia Clarke’s makeup artist dreamed up an amazing way to play up her gorgeous eyes. To create a unique look, he put black mascara on her top lashes and brown mascara on her bottom lashes. This is a great idea for gals who are afraid that bottom lash mascara will make their eyes look too spidery.
Kristen Stewart has one of the wackiest mascara tricks. The Twilight star told Into the Gloss that she really loves cakey mascara, and she also loves sleeping in it. “If I’m being responsible, I’ll wash my face, but I never take off my eyeliner or my mascara because it looks so good the next day,” she revealed. Just be careful: side effects of this beauty trick could include swollen eyes and mascara flecks all over your cheeks.