Moms don’t always have a ton of time for a full face of makeup, but most of us can whip on a few coats of mascara to help us feel a little pulled together before heading out the door. As it turns out, we could be doing it all wrong. Keep reading for some super easy mascara tips to get the best lashes.

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1. Use a Toothbrush To Remove Clumps

Oh the many uses of a toothbrush: brushing teeth, cleaning soiled car seats and now, removing clumps from your mascara! You don’t need to try and pick out said clumps with your nails anymore (super messy and you end up taking off all the mascara anyways) if you use a clean toothbrush to gently brush them off. BAM!

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2. Use Baby Powder for Fuller Lashes

If volumizing mascara only gives you major, clumpy lashes than try dusting some baby powder on in between coats. Don’t put on too much or you’ll have a hard time covering up all that white powder with mascara, but a little should do the trick and give you plump, but natural looking lashes.

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3. Use Visine to Thin Out Thickened Mascara

Beauty experts say you should always toss old mascara after 3 months, but I bet most of us hold on to it longer than that. If that’s you, and yours has gotten a bit clumpy, add a few drops of Visine to help thin out your mascara. It will also keep it from drying out if you’re trying to use up that last little bit before opening a new tube.

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4. Wipe off Excess Mascara Before Applying

Many times, more mascara than we need comes out on the wand. Instead of trying to work with a brush coated in too much product, wipe some off on a tissue to get a more even application that has fewer clumps.

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5. Stop Pumping Your Mascara Wand

Your mom probably taught you to pump your mascara want to get a good coat on the brush, but we’ve since learned this introduces too much air into the tube, resulting in the product drying out faster and causing clumps. Instead, wiggle your wand while it’s still in the tube, back and forth (as opposed to up and down) and then remove for application.

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6. Use 2 Types Of Mascara

Chances are your may already have two types of mascara lying around and that’s actually a good thing. Try using a lengthening version, while following up with a mascara that adds thickness and volume for a look that is far superior than just one!

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7. Use A Spoon To Prevent Over Application

When you’re in a hurry, there’s nothing worse than messing up mascara and having to wipe it off. You always end up making it worse! Try using a plastic spoon under your bottom lashes to catch near misses, and to help apply a thicker coat! You can toss the spoon, or rinse and use over and over again.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at Red Tricycle
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of Life As Mama and a writer for Red Tricycle . I get to share my life with my husband of 13 years and our beautiful, 5-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!