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Though I don’t do it on a day-to-day basis (why bother when there are so many great mascaras out there that don’t need the help?) I do almost always layer in one situation: colored mascara. Bright, vivid shades don’t give the definition that black does. To combat this, I apply my normal mascara, then just coat the tips of my lashes in color. That way I get the benefits of my go-to, but the impact of the color (bonus: coloring just the end makes lashes appear even longer!)

I recently started playing with this. Originally I found it far too high maintanice but after watching a YouTube video (what else?) I found a trick to keep the curl in your lashes longer by layering a water proof mascara under another. So now I’m layering The Rocket Waterproof under Tarte’s Light’s, Camera, Lashes. I find it clumpy but it does keep the curl so I just go through my lashes with a lash comb. On my lazy days, though, still just use one.

No. It just makes lashes look all spidery and clumpy. I’ve never seen anyone layer mascaras (like, in a Youtube video, for example) in a way that didn’t always produce the same look. I just do one coat on each set of lashes.

I do it most days actually! One of my favorite combos is MUFE Smokey Lash first and then Buxom Lash second. I like the volume I get from MUFE and the Buxom gets rid of any of the clumpiness and adds length.

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I do it everyday. Today I have layered Lancome Dolleyes with Lancome Hypnose drama. I mainly use lancome and I always use hypnose drama but sometimes I switch the other one. There is nothing neutral looking about my lashes. They are always super long and thick so I have found a good combo for me to use.

A few times! Most recently I was testing Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara and it was just SO STICKY. My top and bottom lashes kept sticking together! So I tried throwing on a coat of regular mascara and it eliminated my problem!

Yup! Like Kristen, I tried layering mascaras after watching YouTube. I had been watching mascara reviews, and a few people mentioned using a waterproof mascara to hold the curl. I wanted to try Maybelline’s Mega Plush, so I decided to get it in the waterproof formula to test the tip out. While it kept my curl a long time, I didn’t like it enough on its own, so I tried layering it with Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator (which I love on its own); I absolutely *loved* the combo!! Layering the two gives me perfectly curled, fluffy, full, dark lashes with length. I tried the same combo with the waterproof formula of Maybelline’s The Rocket, but I also found it got clumpy when layering. I do like The Rocket on its own, though…it’s just a P.I.T.A to get off!

I layer mascaras every single day. I use Lancome primer first, then put on a coat of any lengthening mascara (lancome, clinique, whatever isn’t clumpy). Later I put on a final coat of Lancome hypnose! My lashes are lengthier and fuller by this process than using only one type of mascara alone.

I put Benefit BADGal on my lashes and tip them with Benefit They’re Real for extra shine and curl and length on the tips while BADGal gives the volume I want awesome layering combo

yes. I would sometimes mix a put on a volumizing mascara, followed by a lengthening one. I don’t do it often though.

Sure…not a big deal to me. 🙂
The best combo is for me le volume de Chanel for definition and a looooot of volume without the clumpyness. 😉
Immediately after that I put on a coat of Clinique Lash Power Mascara to hold the curled lashes in place and to add some length and most importantly to keep away the racoon eyes I get without this Clinique formula.
Love that combo! <3

I’ve layered a colour on my tips over black. I have a blue and a purple mascara and they’re not dark enough on their own.

always do. I like to use some defining mascara for length and then layer lancome dolleyes mascara over it. it seems to stick better over the slightly dried mascara and give soo much volume!

All the time; I use one for separating and the second for volume. My two favorite are lashblastlength by Cover Girl (yellow tube) and Voluminous Original by L’Oréal (grey and gold tube). I got this idea when I researched how KimK got her lashes to look so full. Not a fan of hers but her lashes are always beautiful!

I have, but I find it too troublesome to bother with everyday. I know this isn’t exactly the same, but I’m loving the primer/mascara duo that came in a recent free gift from Lancome. It’s definitely worth the time on the weekends. I get lazy on days where I’m just going to the office though. Lash Accelerator mascara by Rimmel has been a favorite of mine for a couple of years now. Less than $10 and excellent at both separation and volume. It also supposedly helps your eyelashes grow faster. With a mascara that great, I find layering to be unnecessary most of the time.

My fav combo for flaired, long and dark lashes (doll eye look) is covergirl clump crusher first + maybelline cat eyes layered on top 😀

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