Introduction: You’ve seen the ads for high-end mascaras that promise to lengthen and strengthen your eyelashes. You don’t need to spend a fortune on mascara to get the same appearance. Your beautiful, gorgeous lashes will leave everyone envious no matter what brand you choose. Following are 13 tricks to separate your lashes without mascara and get perfect lashes: 

1) Apply an eye primer before applying any foundation or concealer. This helps keep the foundation in place, making it easier to apply and blend the product evenly. It also helps prevent creasing of the skin around the eyes.

2) Start by applying a light foundation layer on the entire face. Blend well using a large fluffy blending brush.

3) Next, use a small round brush (or finger) to pat some concealer under the eyes. Blend well.

4) Use a flat shader brush to sweep over the top lash line. Sweep from corner to corner and up towards the brows.

5) Using a wide-tooth comb, gently pull apart the individual lashes. You can do this while looking into a mirror.

6) Once separated, lightly press down on the lashes with your fingers. This will help them stay separated for a few hours.

7) For extra volume, apply a light coat of mascara to the bottom lashes only.

8) Finish off with a light dusting of translucent powder.

9) Add another coat of mascara to the top lashes if needed.

10) Finally, apply a light coat to the lower lash line.

11) Now that you’ve mastered separating your lashes, try these other tips to get even more length and volume.

12) Try curling your lashes first thing in the morning. Curling them after they’re already dry will give them a fuller appearance.

13) When curling your lashes, don’t be afraid to return to the roots. This gives them fullness and definition.

What are some tricks to get long and voluminous lashes?

There are a few tricks that you can use to get long and voluminous lashes. First, close the mascara tube properly after each use to keep the product from drying. Then, you can add saline solution or mix the mascara with eye drops or alcohol.

Another way to prevent fluffy lashes from clumping together is by avoiding pumping the wand in and out of the tube – this will only cause air to get into the mascara and dry it out. If your lashes are clumpy, it might be because you use too much mascara. In this case, you can solve the problem by cleaning your applicator regularly or using a separate brush to comb through your lashes after you apply the mascara.

Towne recommends using the Jane Iredale Deluxe Spoolie Brush to achieve long and voluminous lashes. This brush helps curl and lift your lashes, resulting in longer and fuller ones.

If you want thicker lashes, you should avoid using a brush with bristles that are too fine. Instead, use a brush with larger bristles.

Finally, if you want to create a dramatic effect, you can use false eyelashes. They come in different lengths and widths, so you can choose one that matches your natural lashes.

How can I get rid of clumps in my lashes?

Clumping occurs when your lashes stick together due to excess mascara. To fix this:

  1. Clean your brush thoroughly and remove as much mascara as possible.
  2. Apply a thin layer of water onto the lashes.
  3. Gently rub the brush against the lashes until the clumps disappear.
  4. Repeat this process until there are no clumps left.

Alternatively, you can use an eye makeup remover to dissolve any leftover mascara. Simply dip a cotton swab into the remover and wipe across the lashes.

You can also use a dampened cotton pad to remove any excess mascara. Just place the pad directly onto your lashes and rub gently.

How do I stop my lashes from flaking?

Flaking happens when your lashes lose their moisture. It’s usually caused by not washing your face for several days. Make sure to wash your face at least twice per week.

To help prevent flaking, use a moisturizing cleanser on your skin every night before bedtime. Also, wear sunscreen during the summer months.

If you still experience flaking, you may need to switch brands. For example, some mascaras contain ingredients that irritate the eyes, while others contain chemicals that dry the skin. 

What is the best way to apply mascara?

The best way to apply mascara is to start at the base of your lashes and work your way up. Then, apply the mascara at the root of your lashes, where the hair is thickest. Use short strokes to cover the entire area. Make sure not to overdo it; just enough to cover the root of your lashes.

When applying mascara, always use a clean brush. Never use an old mascara brush on new lashes. This could result in clumping.

When applying mascara, never put the tip of the brush directly onto the skin. The heat from the metal could damage your skin. Instead, gently tap the brush against the side of the container to release any excess product.

After applying mascara, wait for about five minutes before removing it. During this time, the mascara will set and become more resistant to smudging and flaking.

If you want to add volume to your lashes, try using a curling wand instead of a regular mascara brush. Unfortunately, a curling wand creates curls that look like fake eyelashes.

How do I keep my lashes healthy?

Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Your body needs water to stay hydrated. If you don’t have much fresh water access, then opt for bottled water.

In addition to drinking lots of water, make sure to eat foods rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps boost collagen production, which keeps your skin young-looking.

Also, be sure to avoid smoking or excessive alcohol consumption. These substances can cause premature aging of your skin.

Finally, protect your eyes with sunglasses. UV rays can damage your eyes and lead to wrinkles. 

How can I remove mascara without ruining my lashes?

Removing mascara is easy. Simply dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and wipe off the excess mascara. Be careful not to touch your eyes.

You can also try using baby oil. Rubbing the oil onto your lashes will help loosen the mascara. Once the oil is absorbed, rinse your face with warm water.

Lastly, you can use a makeup remover. Just follow the directions on the label.

How do I know which type of mascara works best for me?

There are two types of mascaras: waterproof and regular. Waterproof mascaras contain ingredients that keep moisture from getting into the formula. As a result, these formulas usually last all day and resist smudging. Regular mascaras don’t contain these ingredients, but they tend to stay on better than their waterproof counterparts.

Waterproof mascaras are great for people who wear contact lenses or have sensitive eyes. If you’re looking for something that lasts all day, look for waterproof mascara.

Regular mascaras are good for people who like to change their eye makeup throughout the day. You’ll find them in most drugstores.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Which brand of mascara is the best?

It’s hard to say what brand of mascara is best because everyone has different preferences. However, we recommend Maybelline New York SuperStay Mascara. It contains a special ingredient called polymers that make the formula extra-thick, giving you luscious lashes.

Can I use fake eyelashes instead of mascara?

Yes, you can use fake eyelashes instead. Fake lashes come in many styles and colors. Choose one that matches your natural lashes. Apply the glue to the lash line first, then attach the lashes to your lids. If you want to add volume to your lashes, use fake lash extensions. They’re made of synthetic fibers that are glued to your real lashes.

How often should I wash my mascara wand?

Washing your mascara wand regularly helps prevent clumping. Wash it after every application.

Do I need to apply mascara every single day?

No, you don’t need to reapply mascara every single day. But if you notice that your lashes start to fall out after a few days, you may want to consider reapplying.

What happens when I remove my mascara?

When you remove your mascara, you might notice some flakes or smudges. This is normal. The more you use your mascara, the more likely you will see these effects. Simply wipe off any excess mascara with a tissue.

How do I remove my eyeliner?

You can remove your eyeliner using an oil-based makeup remover. Make sure to read the instructions on the back of the container. Some products also include a cotton swab that you can rub over your liner to loosen up the product.

How do I apply concealer?

Apply concealer under your eyes to cover dark circles. Start with a small amount and blend well. Next, use a dampened beauty blender sponge to blend away any harsh lines around your nose and mouth.

How do I hide blemishes?

Use concealer to cover pimples and other blemishes. Blend the concealer with a damp beauty blender sponge to soften the appearance of redness.

How do I correct my eyebrows?

Use eyebrow pencils to fill in sparse areas. For thicker brows, use a powder brush to dust on a light layer of powder.

How do I add dimension to my eyes?

Apply black eyeliner along the top and bottom lash lines to add dimension to your eyes. Next, apply false eyelashes to the outer corners of your eyes.


Beautiful lashes can change your entire look and give you that extra edge that makes you stand out. So, knowing how to keep your lashes separated and glamorous is important. I hope this article has given you enough ideas to look your best whenever you go out.