Works For Me: Mascara Wand

Look fast, because this may be the last beauty-related WFMW tip you will ever, ever read at this blog.  Most days, I’m doing well to remember to use shampoo.

When you get a new bottle of mascara, pull out the wand so that the brush is the only thing left in the bottle.  Then bend gently:


Presto!  A bent mascara brush is a million times easier to use:


You can get to all your eyelashes much more easily this way, and you won’t accidentally dab the side of your face with the stick while you apply it.

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71 thoughts on “Works For Me: Mascara Wand

  1. Teresa says:

    That’s an awesome tip…I’ll have to try it. By the way I listened to your podcast today and it was great! Thank you for taking your time to to share all of your insightful info (from your daughter’s closte)!

  2. TRS says:

    I just joined the WFMW for hte first time.
    Sorry, I thought there was going to be another box for the tip title. I screwed up something that simple!!!
    If you want to (or can) fix it – it would have been (Fitting in a workout)

  3. Mamacita says:

    I own a mascara thingie. It’s orange, I distinctly remember that it’s orange. And I think it’s in the bathroom somewhere, probably buried under all the bad aftershave Tim gets for Christmas every year from his mother. If I can find it, I’m going to bend it! If it’s not already bent by circumstance, that is.
    Will I be seeing you in a few days? I’m, you know, kind of counting on it.

  4. Michelle@Life with Three says:

    That’s a very smart tip! Have you tried the new Cover Girl lashBlast masacara? It comes in a big fat orange tube and is the BEST drugstore mascara I’ve ever used, period. It’s so similar to Lancome, but a third of the price!

  5. Cassidy says:

    Next time I find myself wearing mascara I’ll have to remember this.. At least I’ll try to remember this since next time could very well be years from now.

  6. AmyDe says:

    cool idea – if I could put the stuff on without stabbing myself in the eyes that would be cool too! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting WFMW – I’m having the BEST time!

  7. Mandy says:

    I do that too!
    Here’s another mascara tip:
    Do not pump the brush in & out of the tube. It shoves air in the tube and dries out your masacara. Instead swirl it round & round.
    Also, mascara contains an additive that can kill most of the germs that are put in it from the eye, but those additives only last 3 months.

  8. Beth says:

    I don’t wear mascara anymore…but if I did, this is a great idea. I remember buying mascara that purposefully had bent heads because, yes, they were easier!

  9. Jerri says:

    Great idea! I love it.
    I am here at 9 in the morning and already you have 215 tips! I’m new to this thing, but what time does everyone start posting?
    I gotta say, I look forward every Wednesday to see what you girls have to say. You’re all awesome!

  10. DisneyChicks says:

    Not to be stupid, but when you’re applying, will the wand by coming toward you or running away? Having used a straight wand forever, I can’t see how either angle would make things easier.

  11. Karin says:

    Great tip. I never would have thought of that!
    Don’t bend too hard, though, or you could end up with a broken mascara wand. And is a million times HARDER to use. Hah!

  12. Donna @ Growing Great Kids says:

    I pride myself on the fact that I am an ambidextrous mascara-putter-onner. I’m just that good. I bet nobody else can top that!
    Random question: how do I keep my eyelashes from getting caught in my eyelash curler? The lashes on the edge get wedged in and sometimes stick between the rubber pad and the edge. Once they’re stuck, only thing to do is rip ’em out…oh, God in heaven, how that hurts!

  13. Deidra says:

    Great tip…wonder why I didn’t think of that?? : ) I just posted my first WFMW tip and I’m excited to be a part of this awesome group of bloggers!

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