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I have short, straight and scarce lashes so there’s not much help for me. I never wiggle the wand because it only sticks my lashes together. They may look thicker that way, but what good is it if it looks as if I had only two or three. What I do is wipe the wand with a piece of tissue wipe and just pull from the roots of lashes towards the tips and I always put two coats of mascara. Wiping the wand is especially important if you have oily lids like me or live in humid climate because it will prevent smudging and panda-eyes. Using this technique I get very natural look, but much much better than my natural eyelashes. And for evenings I skip mascara altogether and go for falsies.

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I wiggle from the base of the lashes, and then after a couple of seconds I stroke the wand very gently through just the very tips to build on some length without bulk or clumping.

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I usually wiggle the wand towards the base of my lashes, roll the wand under, and then draw the wand through my lashes. I will pull the wand straight up if I feel I look tired to give my eyes a more wide awake look. I will pull the wand out towards the outer corner of my eye if I am doing a winged liner. I generally like tons of mascara so I do two coats at least. I also keep a lash comb handy to get rid of any clumps.

Curl my lashes, start with a volumizing mascara, wiggle at the base then curl the wand towards the tips. Go for a lengthening mascara, apply one or two coats, just sweeping it through the lashes. Right now I’m using Tony Moly’s Double Needs Pang Pang Curling Mascara to give volume and Shu Uemura’s Stretch Xtreme to give length.

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First I apply it on literally the top of my eyelashes, and then the bottom side. Makes them look a lot more dramatic and less clumpy,

I do the same, my lashes are long so it’s quite easy ( except the fact that I sometimes become allergic to it ).

This is MY “go to” method for mascara. It doesn’t matter which mascara I use, this seems to be how I always apply it on myself (remember that question the other day about applying makeup on yourself or others? yea…)

Step 1: Hold it at the base of the lashes and wiggle just a little bit.

Step 2: Pull the wand away and blink the lashes through the wand.

Step 3: Accidentally poke yourself in the eye (seriously, like every time).

Step 4: Go back and add lots more black around your eyes to hide the mess! Voilà! You’re done!

I curl them, then wiggle the mascara at the base and brush upwards. I usually do 2 – 3 coats.

After curling my lashes, I take the wand and apply what’s on the tip to my upper lash line. Then I wiggle the wand at the base of my lashes and pull upward. Depending on whether I like the look, I may re-apply more mascara. Once the upper lash line is complete, I use what’s left on the wand to do my lower lashes.

I almost never wear mascara, but when I have to (for a performance or something like that) I do it the same way, with the wiggling. Good to know my method is Temptalia-approved!

Hold wand near lash line and close the eyelid, wriggling and sweeping wand over lashes and vice versa. Allow a few seconds to dry, and use a lash comb to separate each lash. Repeat till the desired effect is reached. Oh yes, and a wad of tissue, appropriately shaped, and held under the lower lash line does wonders for preventing the racoon eye look (I have very long lower lashes as well).

I actually apply mascara quickly on the top side of my top lashes wiggling from the base to the tips, then I do it from underneath. The reason is because there is always some eye shadow on the tops of my lashes and it’s still visible when I look down. It’s a pet peeve of mine when I see others with shadow on their lashes, especially when using light colours or shimmer.

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