the science of mascara

The black and gold tube sits idol on my makeup table, while the previous orange tube inches away quietly admitting defeat.

What can I say, regardless of how the mascara works, the fact that it has vibration capabilities makes it really cool. Being a huge closet wannabe tech-geek, I see it more that technology has been integrated into an already fun thing – cosmetics. This makes it novel and innovative and worthy of my makeup bag.

After presenting the tube to a professional makeup artist, I realized that my feeble attempts of applying the mascara were severely ammature. She expertly applied the mascara slowly while ensuring that all hairs were captured. She had the following feedback:

– The vibration button was too close to the edge, it should be placed lower so that you can switch hands easily. She had trouble applying the mascara to her left eye because of it.

– Most people are not “born with” naturally curled eyelashes, although they may be long. Its best to curl eyelashes before applying mascara to get the true effect of long and thick lashes.

– When applying, slightly sway the brush back and forth while lifting up slowly, this will ensure all hair are captured.

After speaking to a few other ladies about mascara, one of the greatest problems everyone had was that some mascaras would rip off lashes because of the heavy gunk left behind. This is scary as I am not sure if eyelashes actually grow back… So far, I haven’t had this problem with the pulse perfection.

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