MASCARA ON THE BOTTOM EYELIDS: YAYYY OR NAYYY!
Ah, the age-old conundrum and widespread confusion – is it necessary to use mascara on your bottom lashes? A-listers and makeup aficionados appear to be split on the subject, but some celebrities have stronger opinions than others.
While celebrities such as Kim Kardashian are fans of the look, Gigi Hadid isn’t one of them. It appears that we are witnessing a struggle between two trendy families! Also, there are a number of reasons why mascara on the bottom lashes has a negative reputation.
Securing your lashes beneath your eye can make one appear older. Others claim that applying mascara to the bottom lashes can attract unwanted attention to dark circles. While others feel that applying mascara on the bottom eyelashes can help open up your eyes and make them look bigger by creating definition that’s more subtle than hard eyeliner.
So, regardless of all the controversies, let’s see some top reasons why one should use mascara on their lower lashes:
Lower lash makeup was very popular in the 1960s. It instantly enlarged the depth and size of the eyes. So, back then, if you applied mascara to your upper lashes, you didn’t think twice about swiping some through your bottom lashes. With so many vintage beauty trends making a comeback (think overlined lips and a smokey eye without eyeliner), mascara on the lower lashes is a great way to add some drama to your look.
Some also throw strong opinions stating that each of us is born with two sets of eyelashes, one upper and one lower. It may appear strange if the top is defined and the lower is left completely naked. Your eye makeup will look more proportionate if you enhance both sets equally. If you’re using eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara on your top lashes, it’s a good idea to also define your bottom lashes to balance out the look. Also, if you want to give your lower lids a small glow, use mascara on the lower lashes.
Now that we are convinced about why we should use mascare on the lower lid, let’s discuss on why we shouldn’t opt for the same:
If you’ve been paying attention to divas like Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Bella Hadid’s beauty routine, you’ll notice that they almost never wear mascara on their bottom lashes. The reason for this is that a lash staple behind your eye can make you look older while also drawing attention to under-eye flaws including dark circles, discoloration, and crow’s feet ouch. So, if you’re going in without concealer and mascara on your bottom lashes, that could be a bad idea!
So, now that you’ve learned the benefits and drawbacks of wearing mascara on your lower lashes, you can make your own decision!