(Closed) Are my eyelashes too spidery? (Show me your mascara!)

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

When you put on the mascara, take a bunch off the applicator first and usually I only do the outside of the bottom 

Post # 4
3274 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

You have long lashes!

I never bother curling, little time and no inclination.

Similarly to PP I only wear mascara on the top lash unless is a glam occasion

Post # 5
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It looks a little spidery to me. I only put a tiny bit of mascara on the outside edge of my bottom lashes, and blend it with eyeliner on the wet line–the part of the eye inside the lash. I also use the brush for longer (without re-applying), which separates the lashes and makes them look full and thick instead of spidery. 🙂 go to Nordstrom or whatever and have one of the girls at the makeup counter show you! 

Post # 6
3060 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think your lashes look nice.  I don’t think they look spidery at all.

I don’t have any pictures of my eyelashes, but I switch mascaras all the time.  I guess I haven’t found my “Holy Grail” mascara yet. 

Post # 7
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

They do look a little spidery. What you want to do is scrape the wand on the top of the tube to get the excess/clumpy stuff off, and then I take a brow comb/brush and brush excess off my lashes with the brush side after it’s dried.

Post # 8
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@likelimeade:  I don’t have a mascara pic handy, but the best advice I ever got for applying mascara is to hold a mirror below your face, almost under your chin and look down into the mirror while applying mascara first at the base of the lashes and wiggling the wand from side to side slightly while you sweep upward.  Looking down into the mirror gives you more room to apply the mascara, because your eyelashes are more exposed and your eye is really only half-open, rather than being wide open and the lashes being so close to your upper eyelid. 

I don’t curl my lashes either, but my favorite mascara is YSL Faux Cils.



Post # 9
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

They look nice to me.


No pics, but I use Maybelline drugstore mascaras & Blinc from Sephora- love both.

Post # 10
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think they are maybe a little thick, but you are definitely on the right track! Though, I almost never put mascara on my lower lashes anymore. I fell like its kind of unneccessary and usually just draws attention to the fact that I’m wearing makeup, rather than being natural. 

Since you said you are just starting off- have you watched youtube videos on how to apply makeup? When I was getting more into makeup, I used to watch tutorials when I was getting ready in the morning and I felt they helped a ton with learning how to select products as well as apply them. Especially with eyeliner and mascara. I like vintageortacky and makeupgeektv on youtube, both have simple tutorials as well as more complex. They also feature both drugstore brands and higher end brands of makeup. They can get repetitive after awhile, but to start off with they are helpful.

Post # 11
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think they look really pretty!

Post # 12
11 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t have a pic of my eyelashes but my absolute fave mascara is Clinique’s High Impact Mascara. It’s more volumizing than length but the brush style is what works so well. I would combine that with Clinique’s Lengthening mascara if you want length and volume.

I have never found Cover Girl or Maybelline to work well, although they often get great reviews in magazines.

Post # 13
8 posts
  • Wedding: November 1999

.. They look good.. 


My teen daughter taught me a trick! Take a business card, gently press it against your eyelid, gently lift a little and use your wand, you can get closer to the base and makes the eyeslashes look thicker, and you don’t get it on your eyelid. She learned it on youtube.



Post # 14
805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am using Sephora mascara and it is incredible!

To make it thicker, I put it on my top lashes only…but I put it on the top and bottom of the lash. It makes them long and volumey. 🙂

Post # 15
771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If you think they are too spidery, you can brush them out with a clean mascara wand or an eyebrow/eyelash comb. Or you can separate them with a pin (just be VERY careful doing this). I use all sorts of mascaras, mainly Sephora. I recently got a Tarina Tarantino mascara as a 100 point perk and it’s pretty awesome too. Oh and wiggling the wand back and forth when you apply mascara helps too, as does combing them out between applications if you add 2 coats of mascara. Lash primer might help too. I’ve never tried it or looked into it, but I know my sister uses it and her lashes always look nice.


Post # 16
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think they look spidery. But I will say I love mascara and I wear it daily on top and bottom. So I’m more of a heavy mascara user. They look good!

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