Now, don’t just apply any mascara and sign high eyelashes. The mascara cocktail requires a bit of a learning curve, as not all products are well combined together. For example, “I like to put waterproof mascara on top of regular mascara when I’m doing red carpet or wedding makeup because it helps slow down time, but putting waterproof mascara under regular mascara can make lashes brittle and hard,” Patinkin explains. (FYI: Placing your regular mascara underneath a waterproof formula makes removal easy at the end of the day.)
“I also wouldn’t recommend trying to mix up tube mascara because it will likely make your lashes look lumpy, and it will be difficult to wash them off at the end of the day,” she continues. Tube mascara, if you’re not familiar, make small polymer “tubes” around each individual eyelash to encourage separation and prevent smudging.
In terms of the best mascara “cocktails” to try, Patinkin recommends looking for two formulas that have the same basic ingredient; This way, you know they will play nice together. for example, Tower28’s MakeWaves Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara And the MOB Beauty’s Volumizing Mascara They both have a carnauba wax base, but they each come with their own unique perks: Tower28 formula contains Aquaflex technology that preserves The natural curve of your strands It keeps its shape, while the MOB Beauty brush is designed to increase volume by 30%. Layer one on top of the other, and voila: fluffy, curly, and moisturized lashes with just a few coats. It’s Patinkin’s personal favorite pairing: “When you put them together, it’s like a home run,” she confirms.