How to Keep Your Mascara From Clumping on the Eyelashes

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You can keep your mascara from clumping in a very specific way. Keep your mascara from clumping with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip. - Sponsor Content from L'Oreal

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Hi. My name is Taylor Babian. I'm a celebrity makeup artist, and today I'm going to show you how to keep mascara from clumping. So to get a great mascara application, there are several things that you want to consider. First, you want to look for the product: the correct wand, the correct consistency in terms of the actual mascara, the application, as well as what do you do after the mascara is on. So to get our clean lash look, I'm going to be using L'Oreal Paris Telescopic mascara. So the first thing that you want to do, is you want to make sure that your lashes are clean and you don't have any leftover mascara from like the day before. You want to make sure it's nice and clean, and if you need to curl your lashes to do that before you mascara. So let's talk about the wand, as well as the consistency of the mascara. You'll notice that the mascara is actually not dripping off. It's not wet, so that you're going to get that, you know, too much product at the same time. And you can see the bristles - these are nice and separated, and they're short, so they won't get pretty much everywhere. The ones that actually have a lot of bristles that go in different directions are going to give you a lot of applications. So the one with the short bristle actually just really gets in there and kind of combs through the lashes. So we're going to start from the base and kind of work our way up, kind of combing it there, making sure there is no clumps. So one of the things to consider is to make sure that you wait between coats of applications, like from your first coat to your second coat to your third coat. What that does is it allows that first coat to dry, so that when you actually put another application on top, it doesn't mix and do weird clumpy things. So the first coat that you're actually applying, you just want to basically get it onto the lash. You want separation, mostly, and you want to make sure there's no excess. So I'm using my finger to kind of just get any excess off. The second coat is where you start building. So we've actually applied our first coat on our other eye. We're going to go back to our first eye. We waited about 30 seconds, and that should give it sufficient time. And I can already feel with my brush, as I'm combing through, it's a little bit harder to comb through, so you can actually feel that the first layer has actually dried. So I'm using the tip of my brush just to get those last few at the ends, and I really like to get those last end ones that sometimes you can't get using your full brush, because it really does help to wing out the eye and kind of give lift to the ends of the eyes. So we finished both coats on both eyes. Now it's time for our clean up. So to comb through my lashes, I'm just using a little spoolie, and you can get these at any beauty supply. So, after you wait for the mascara to dry a little bit, I'm just going to go through and kind of brush it through, just over the top, and then underneath. You want your mascara to look clean. You don't want it to be clumpy. I don't like gray or clumpy mascara. We just wanted to add finish and make the eyes look more feminine. So there you go: a clean, fresh, clump-free mascara look. My name is Taylor Babian. Thanks for watching.

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