Mascara Brushes 101: How to Achieve Your Best LashesCreating different lash looks has never been so easy. Head to the drugstore and you’ll find every type of brush right at your fingertips! From brand to brand, there’s countless variations of mascara brushes that will give your clients long, full, and dramatic lashes. But have you ever looked at a mascara wand and wondered what exactly those bristles are designed to do? Well, wonder no more. Consider this your definitive guide to mascara wands. Read on to find the mascara brush for your best lashes ever!
The Comb BrushIf you’re looking for definition, find a mascara with a distinct comb-style brush. Combs add definition to the hairs by separating each individual piece. Lashes that have a tendency to clump will reap all the benefits of a comb brush: say goodbye to excess mascara that makes lashes stick together. The great thing about mascara combs? The diversity! There are tons of different comb styles—just as there are for actual hair. If you’re looking for separation, find a mascara brush that is a one-sided comb. Pull through from root to tip for length and beautifully separated lashes. Or, if you want defined lashes but don’t want the clumps that comes with fuller brushes, find a brush that is comb-styled all the way around. This keeps lashes separated and gives more definition than a single-comb mascara brush will. Product recommendation: Milani Lash Trifecta Lengthening Mascara
The Curled BrushFor those who prefer a gorgeous curl to their lashes, go for a curved mascara brush. The curl on the brush helps to shape your lashes as your apply your mascara. As the mascara dries, your lashes keep the beautiful curled shape of the brush. We know that curling our lashes makes them appear longer and more dramatic, but sometimes curling can be a nightmare (with all the pulling and pinching). So, why not save yourself some time with this all-in-one brush? With curled brushes, you also have the choice of a comb-style or full brush mascara—best of both worlds! Product recommendation: Maybelline Lash Sensational Washable Mascara
The Round BrushThis style brush has made its rounds in the makeup industry, coming and going in popularity with different brands. These round brushes tend to have a ball on the end of the wand that is used to apply mascara. It sounds strange, but they have potential. Not only is the round ball ideal for separating clumps out of your lashes, it can also be used to create length on the end of lashes or add definition to the roots. Since it’s small, this type of mascara brush is easier to control.
Product recommendation: e.l.f. 3-in-1 Mascara