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5 Ways to Use Clear Mascara in Your Beauty Routine

By Chrissy Yassim

Let’s unlock the hidden potential of that often-underestimated makeup essential – clear mascara. If you thought it was just for adding a subtle touch to your lashes, think again. Clear mascara is a game-changer in your beauty arsenal. Let's dive into some trendy ways to use it in your daily routine.

Sculpted Brows

e.l.f.’s Clear Brow is your secret weapon for perfectly sculpted brows. Simply brush your eyebrow hairs upward and outward with a clear mascara wand to give them a naturally defined look. You can also use with a brow pencil for a more polished look, and without for a more natural look. Say goodbye to unruly brows and hello to brow perfection.

Glossy Lashes

Achieving that 'woke up like this' look is a breeze with clear mascara. Swipe on a coat or two to add a subtle, glossy finish to your lashes. It's the ultimate "no makeup" makeup look for those days when you want to keep it effortlessly chic. Clear mascara can also help hold a curl after using a lash curler.

PRO TIP: Use a clear mascara after applying black mascara to soften the look, it adds a beautiful shine to lashes.

Tame Baby Hairs

Stubborn baby hairs flying up when putting your hair in a ponytail? Baby hairs can be a styling challenge, but a clear mascara and brow gel can help. Apply a tiny amount of gel to those pesky flyaways around your hairline to keep them in place all day long. Say goodbye to frizz and hello to a sleek finish. You can always keep it in your bag to touchup as needed for a fresh hairdo all day long.

Lash Primer

Don't have a lash primer on hand? Clear mascara is the perfect substitute. Apply it as a base coat before your regular mascara to add volume and length to your lashes. This simple trick will make your mascara pop and last longer.

PRO TIP: Applying a coat of clear mascara before applying waterproof mascara can help with the removal process similar to a base coat during a manicure.

DIY Colored Mascara

Feeling creative? Transform your clear mascara into colored mascara with a little help from eyeshadow pigments. Scrape some of your favorite eyeshadow onto a clean surface and mix it with the clear mascara. Now you've got a custom-colored mascara to match your mood.

PRO TIP: It’s best to do this hack with a matte eyeshadow for a richer color effect.

Incorporating clear mascara into your beauty routine can be very versatile. So, go ahead and experiment with these clear mascara hacks to elevate your daily glam game. Your beauty journey just got a whole lot more exciting!

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