Today, we continuing the series Makeup Explained! The topic is Makeup, and I will explain, exactly what these are and what to use them to.

Makeup can be a jungle to wrap your head around.
In this series we are looking closely at the different types of makeup products.

Today our focus is all on Mascara.

We will look at what it is & what it does

What types exist

Do you need it & when should you use it

As always, you can also watch this series on my YouTube Channel


Mascara is a beauty product, made to enhance your eyelashes, making them longer, fuller, darker or more defined.


Mascara can have lots of different benefits. They come in many colours, and with many styles of wands. We will look at it all here.


  • Waterproof
  • Lengthening
  • Volumizing
  • Curling
  • Clump-free
  • Lash defining
  • Tubing – enveloping each hair
  • Natural – concerning ingredients
  • Bottom lash
  • Fiber
  • Sensitive
  • Long lasting
  • Dramatic
  • Separating
  • Nourishing
  • Smudge proof

Many of these mix, so that you do not only get one benefit, but instead many.


  • Black
  • Grey
  • Brown
  • Clear
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Silver
  • Gold

These are not the only colours, but these are the primary ones. There are lots of hues coming from the mentioned colours.


  • Traditional
    Lengthens, gives volume and makes lashes look fuller

  • Comb
    This wand reaches even the smallest lashes, separating them while giving as little clumping as possible.

  • Pointed
    Lengthens, the pointy end can help obtain even more length when only using that part

  • Triangle
    Makes your eyes look elongated, achieving more of a cat-eye effect

  • Curved
    Helps curl the lashes more

  • Ball
    Defines while making you choose yourself where you want the most definition. It makes hard to reach places easier to reach

  • Inverted cone
    Makes your eyes look wider while giving volume and length

  • Cone
    Because of the thinner ends, you are sure to get every lash covered

  • Rectangle
    Gives both volume and length while getting every lash covered

  • Skinny
    Defines lashing while looking natural

  • Bubble
    Lifts and curls

  • Jumbo
    Gives lots of volume

  • Miniature
    Especially good for bottom lashes as they reach every lash precisely without smudging

  • S shape
    Gives a dramatic look while both curling and lengthening

  • Hourglass
    Elongated lashes while curling them, giving most volume and definition at the edges so the lashes makes your eyes seem more opened

  • Spiral
    Gives both volume and curl without clumping

  • Corkscrew
    Lifts lashes as it hits the lashes on three different points. The best coverage will come if it is moved both from side to side and front to back

  • Rubber bristles
    Lengthening and curling without being too much. 

  • Plastic bristles
    One of the quickest ways to put on mascara as it is supposed to put on a lot of mascara quickly. It gives definition without clumping

es I know there are a lot but that is just how the beauty industry rolls.


As with all makeup nobody needs it, though it can definitely look good on a lot of people.

Mascara does not have to be bright and bold; it can be natural. And that bit of definition can really frame the face, and brighten it up.

It is used when applying your makeup, after eyeshadow, but can also stand alone without anything else.

If there is some type of makeup you would like explained, tell me in the comments and we will get to it.

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!


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