Do You Put Mascara On Your Lower Lashes?

What are your thoughts on mascara and lower lashes? We know that Amy Adams, above, is a fan of the stand-out makeup move—or maybe it’s just that her makeup artist is, of course. Personally, I’m not a fan—it feels a little too overdone, like my lower lashes are in a look-at-me competition with my upper ones. That and the very small fact that I can never apply it without globs of mascara and clumps (and having to separate my individual lashes one by one with a safety pin—sorry, eyeballs!). But I’ve been working on my technique and have found three tricks that help:

  1. When applying mascara to your lower lashes, use a credit card or business card to act as a shield between your lashes and your under-eye skin. Any slip-ups will go on the card instead of you.
  2. Use thin, even coats. And to avoid clumpy, clustered lashes, run the wand over a tissue to take some of the extra mascara off the wand. And also key: Let each layer dry completely before applying the next.
  3. If all else fails, invest in some mascara made especially for the lower lash —Tarte’s Bottoms Up mascara is water-proof (no running!) and has a tiny wand to do your baby bottom lash hairs justice!

Got any other helpful tips? I’m always in need!