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The one thing you should always do before applying mascara, according to a makeup artist

Prima (UK) logo Prima (UK) 09/02/2018 Hanna Ibraheem

a close up of a persons eye © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) What's your ultimate desert island beauty must-have? For us, the answer would be mascara; hands down.

The little tubes not only have the ability to frame and open up your eyes; having defined eyelashes also gives life to your face instantly.

So when a makeup artist revealed her top tip to making your mascara work even harder, we were all (eyes and) ears.

Amanda Bell, International Makeup Artist at Pixi, revealed that you should always bend your mascara wand before applying product to your lashes.

She says, 'Bending the mascara wand will give lift and help to separate the lashes.'

© Provided by National Magazine Company Ltd (Hearst UK) What's more, this nifty tip 'minimises the potential for smudging' – our biggest bugbear when it comes to application.

Now, you obviously can't bend the wand that comes with every mascara quite so easily, so, Amanda recommends purchasing a pack of disposable wands.

BUY NOW: 100 x Simply Gorgeous Disposable Eyelash Mascara Wands, £4.99 

© Provided by National Magazine Company Ltd (Hearst UK) Amanda also revealed that when applying mascara, she prefers to mix formulas.

First, Amanda applies a lengthening one to achieve long lashes. She then follows up with a volumising mascara to add definition and drama.

She adds, 'Take off some mascara with a tissue before applying mascara to your lower lashes,' because we all know too well just how annoying it can be to smudge under your eyes…

From Good Housekeeping UK

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