Home / Tips & Advice / Eye make-up / Mascara tips for a radiant look Mascara tips for a radiant look Mascara tips for a radiant look There are many different types of mascara: mascara for longer lashes, curled lashes, fuller lashes… with so many different choices it can be a little overwhelming. Ultimately, you want to create a radiant look, but how do you do that exactly? We have four tips to help you achieve beautiful, long and strong eyelashes. Mascara Tip 1. Curl your eyelashes Curling your lashes is a great way to start. With an eyelash curler, you can easily make sure they are in shape. Don’t curl your lashes for more than 2 to 3 seconds and don’t use the eyelash curler after applying your mascara – you don’t want your eyelashes to break! Place the eyelash curler close to your eyelid. Squeeze the curler gently…and you’re done! Your eyelids are susceptible to infection so don’t forget to clean the eyelash curler as it can contain bacteria. We would recommend cleaning your eyelash curler with an alcohol wipe or the Disinfect Spray from Herome. Also change your pillow regularly. Mascara Tip 2: Apply a primer This mascara tip is often forgotten. A primer nourishes, strengthens and protects the lashes. And did you know that a primer ensures less mascara is needed…and that your mascara stays on longer? A great win! Mascara Tip 3: Use the right technique To achieve that radiant look, it’s really important that you apply your mascara properly. Follow the mascara steps below for best results! Apply the first coat of mascara in a horizontal motion. Gently move the brush towards the outer corners of your eyes. This way you accentuate the created curl of the eyelash curler. Next, move the brush vertically. Do this carefully to avoid unwanted lumps. This movement touches on your lashes one by one, making sure you don’t miss a single lash. Finally, make a horizontal zigzag movement to separate the lashes from each other. Now you have a beautiful and radiant look! Don’t forget to apply some mascara to your lower lashes. Also apply this vertically for a beautiful effect. Mascara Tip 4. Use Highlighter Apply a little bit of highlighter in the corner of your eye. This will give you an open, fresh and awake look. Especially useful if you are still fighting your sleepy face on Monday morning, but also a real eye-catcher for an elegant look. How to choose the right mascara? As we said before: there is so much choice… but the choice for the right mascara is personal. Sometimes even situation specific. We have collected a few mascara tips that you can use in your search for the right mascara. Are you going on holiday? Or do you want a mascara that stays put regardless of the weather? Then a waterproof mascara is a great choice so you never risk smeared mascara. Do you have sensitive eyes? Then Herome has a brilliant mascara for you. The nutrients protect your eyelashes from damage and it prevents irritated eyelids. This way you create a nice subtle look, without bothering your eyes. Available in both black and brown. Do you have thin eyelashes? Then a volume mascara is a great choice. The thicker brush gives each lash extra volume. Are you going to a party? Then apply several layers for a dazzling effect. Also make sure to take good care of your lashes. Herome created the Lash Balm especially for this. This nourishing eyelash serum is enriched with natural oils. It moisturizes your eyelashes and stimulates hair growth. The result: long, super full lashes. More tips and advice Going to a party and want to try something new? How about a smokey eye look? Smokey eyes give a chic and sexy look… but only if you do it right! Read how to create the perfect smokey eye here.. Don’t forget to take a look at our Youtube Channel, Instagram and Facebook for more tips and advice.