Embracing The Versatility Of Clear Mascara
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Minimal make-up looks and the natural aesthetic have become popular trends in the world of beauty – and there’s no multitasking gem that rises to the occasion quite like clear mascara. While it may often be overlooked in favour of coloured varieties, clear mascara actually offers a host of benefits that make it a beauty buy you never knew you needed. Here, Beauty Daily dives into the world of clear mascara and what makes it such a game-changing product.
The benefits of clear mascara
Clear mascara has a myriad of benefits that should make it a staple in any makeup bag. Let’s explore the advantages of incorporating clear mascara into your beauty routine:
Definition and separation
One of the best benefits of clear mascara is its ability to define, accentuate and separate each lash. It enhances the natural curl of your lashes, making their curve appear more pronounced. Plus, the clear formula ensures that your lashes do not clump during application – for a defined, clean and polished look.
Versatility for all occasions
Clear mascara strikes the perfect balance between enhancing your lashes and maintaining a natural appearance. So, whether you’re going for a casual daytime look, heading out for brunch with friends, or spending a relaxing day at the beach, clear mascara adds a touch of polish without overpowering your features.
Gentle and suitable for sensitive eyes
Thanks to their eye-friendly, non-irritating nature, they don’t tend to trigger allergic reactions like their pigmented counterparts. This makes clear mascara a must for individuals with sensitive eyes or those who wear contact lenses.
Try: Clarins Lash & Brow Double Fix Mascara, £25, which is totally sweat and smudge-proof and works to tame and nourish lashes and brows at the same time.
Low maintenance and easy removal
If you’re someone who prefers a low-maintenance beauty routine, clear mascara is your new best friend. It simplifies your daily make-up application sessions and saves you from the woes of smudging, flaking, and panda eyes (when the lashes repeatedly graze the under eyes leaving pigment in their wake). It’s also quick and effortless to remove too.
Applying clear mascara for a minimal make-up look
To achieve optimal results with clear mascara, a few simple steps can make all the difference. Begin by cleaning your lashes to remove any excess oil and dirt. Next, curl your natural lashes gently using an eyelash curler. Then, apply clear mascara to both your upper and lower lashes, ensuring even coverage from root to tip.
To compliment your minimal make-up look, consider pairing clear mascara with a tinted moisturiser, such as the Clarins Hydraquench Tinted Moisturiser SPF15, £34.
Beyond lashes: Additional uses of clear mascara
Clear mascara’s versatility doesn’t stop at your lashes. This multi-purpose make-up product can be utilised in various other ways to enhance your overall look.
No brow gel? Use clear mascara
If you’re in a pinch, clear mascara can be a substitute for clear eyebrow gel, as it can help fix brow hairs in place. Simply brush a small amount of clear mascara through your brows to tame any unruly hairs and give them a well-groomed appearance.
Prime or set mascara
To take your pigmented mascara game to the next level, ensure its staying power and add extra volume and definition to your lashes, you can use a clear mascara. Use it as a primer by applying a coat of clear mascara before your regular mascara, to add volume and intensity to your lashes and avoid clumping – allowing your pigmented mascara to pop for all the right reasons. And as a setting agent by swiping over the top of your pigmented mascara to seal it in and help it stay in place throughout the day.
Set false lashes
Clear mascara is also an excellent tool for setting false lashes. After applying your false lashes, brush a coat of clear mascara over them (just as you would when not wearing lashes) to ensure they stay in place. Not only does this technique provide extra security, but it also adds definition and seamlessly blends your natural and false lashes.
Tame and style baby hairs and flyaways
When it comes to styling your edges or taming flyaways, clear mascara is the perfect rescue remedy. Apply a small amount of the stuff to your baby hairs, and any strands that won’t lay flat to tame them and create a sleek and polished hairstyle.