FASHION Magazine: Clumpy Lashes IRL!

(Beauty Panel: Challenge #116)


Clumpy mascara is a lash style that has been popping up all over the place, especially after being showcased in many recent fashion shows. It’s a trend that I myself have yet to jump on board for, however, I am definitely curious about it.


I can imagine this look for day-to-day as a focus element for the eyes. If I choose to do clumpy mascara, I would leave my eyes fairly neutral. Extra voluminous lashes stand out wonderfully on its own, so I personally would want to keep the focus just on them. 


For this look I used Maybelline’s Colossal Chaotic Lash. This mascara is amazing, and does wonders for volume. In this case, to build up as much density as I could, I applied the first layer regularly (upwards strokes with the wand horizontally) and then I went in with the wand vertically and applied all of that wonderful mascara buildup that usually sits on the tip of the wand. I went in spaced out sections, purposely coaxing lashes to stick together. Then to go even further, I applied individual lashes (4 of them) spaced evenly across my entire top lash line. After that, I went in with yet another coat of mascara, both horizontally with the wand, and vertically with the tip. A few coats of mascara on my lower lashes (which I never do!) sealed the deal. All in all, I probably did about 10 coats of mascara and I have to tell you, I loved it! It made me feel like a mix between a 1960’s twiggy, a 1920’s flapper and a doe-eyed doll!


Products used: M.A.C Studio Fix fluid in “NC20,” M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in “Medium,” M.A.C Bronzer in “Solar Riche,” M.A.C Mineralize Blush in “Warm Soul,” M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in “Soft and Gentle,” Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in “Blonde and Medium Brown,” M.A.C Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre,” Nyx Matte Eyeshadow in “I Have a Headache,” Maybelline Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara in “Blackest Black,” Ardell Individual Lashes, Duo Adhesive, M.A.C Lipstick in “Studded Kiss” and “Chile”