5 Mascara Hacks That Actually Work

May 11, 2021
11:00 A.M.
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Mascara is a staple in every woman’s beauty routine. Sometimes, when I’m lazy, I’ll wear nothing but mascara! It’s a simple way to elevate your entire makeup look and bring some life to your face if you have no other makeup on.


However, despite it being an excellent addition to your makeup bag, many women still struggle to get their mascara looking beautiful and full without being clumpy and sticking to their eyeshadow.

With these helpful mascara hacks, you’ll take your mascara game up a level and help you to look flawless.

Saline Solution



If your mascara dries out, which it inevitably does, and you’re not ready to let it go yet, you can give it new life by adding the saline solution to the mascara tube. Doing this will help your mascara to become liquid again.


You can use the saline solution you would typically use for contact lenses (that way, you know it’s safe for your eyes). You only need a couple of drops for it to have the desired effect. Add a couple of drops at a time and then mix so that you don’t end up with a solution that’s too runny.

Flawless Eyeshadow



Applying your eyeshadow ideally and then getting mascara on it is almost as heartbreaking as your eyeliner wings not being even. Still, there is a simple solution to this problem that will keep your eyeshadow flawless.


If you get mascara on your eyeshadow, wait until it has dried, and then take a clean and dry mascara spoolie and brush the speck of mascara until it comes off. Doing this will remove the mascara, and it won’t do anything to your eyeshadow.

Bare Wand



One trick that not many women know is the trick of the bare mascara wand. This trick doesn’t mean that you brush your eyelashes with an empty mascara spoolie, but it does involve unconventionally applying mascara.


When you remove the spoolie from the mascara tube, brush the excess mascara off one side so that one side of your spoolie is relatively empty and the other side is packed with mascara. Use the side with the mascara to apply mascara to your lashes’ tips, and then use the bare side to brush it through from the roots. This will ensure that your mascara is complete, but is not clumpy.




If the above method doesn’t work for you, you can ensure that you get full lashes that don’t clump by layering your mascara. This hack doesn’t work for everybody, but it can be very effective if you do it carefully.


You can choose a mascara that has a buildable formula and apply mascara in layers of three. Do one layer and then wait for it to dry down a bit before adding the second and then do the same thing with the third layer.

Use Primer



While eyeshadow primer has been around for a while, it is not something that many women use. However, it can be an excellent way to ensure that your mascara always looks great and doesn’t clump.

Investing in a good primer and using all of the above hacks together could mean that you need to use falsies far less and that applying mascara will be more accessible than ever before!

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