A beauty editor’s mascara hack for bigger-looking eyes

A pure stroke of genius

BeautyCrew Beauty Editor / September 09 2019

Mascara is a long-standing staple in most of our beauty routines, so we often don’t give much time or thought to how we’re applying it. But, according to marie claire’s Beauty Director Sally Hunwick, a simple adjustment to your application could make a world of difference to the overall look of your makeup.

During the latest episode of our Get Lippy podcast, Sally revealed one of the mascara tricks she’s learned from years of working closely with the industry’s leading makeup artists on photo shoots.

“We tend to apply our mascara to the outer lashes to create that cat eye look and that is really a great way to get that [feline flick] look. But in order to open up your eyes, if you go to the inner lashes and work on them as well, you'll get a sort of fan effect,” says Sally.

“A makeup artist that I spoke to the other day said that a lot of us ignore those inner lashes.”

“[It] opens your eyes…it's almost like a full lash effect.”

Want more industry insider tips on how to get the most out of your lashes, the lowdown on the toning and tightening treatment used by Victoria’s Secret Angels and Dami Im’s advice for owning your individuality through beauty? Then tune into the latest ep of Get Lippy below:

Keen to try Sally’s beauty tip but not sure where to start when it comes to choosing a mascara? Here are three things to look for.

Do you have any tried and trusted tricks for nailing perfect lashes every time? Let us know in the comments below.

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).