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Mascara - how many coats do you apply?

Started 1357762222.017 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1357892471.88 by KatherineW

I only put on one coat but a friend of mine puts on several, usually in the car as she's driving. It makes me crazy. How many coats are necessary, do you think?

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gparis11251357762634.247242 PostsRegistered 10/23/2012

I generally use Jordana mascara and find that one coat is enough. If I put on more, it weighs my lashes down and they won't hold a curl.

mikki_g1357762792.111640 PostsRegistered 10/30/2012

Just one. I use Buxom. That is all I need.

I hate clumpy lashes. It looks bad.

willdob31357763232.85310478 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

One coat. I have long, thick lashes & that is plenty for me.

Hooty1357763297.7918824 PostsRegistered 9/4/2006~War Eagle Country~

Two, always have, regardless of what mascara I have ever used over the years!

LovemyBE1357764193.89725417 PostsRegistered 7/11/2008

Only one coat for me.

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Lanikins1357764378.2671519 PostsRegistered 6/13/2009

My tried and true recipe is:

1 coat of Clinique Lash Primer

1 coat of a lengthening mascara (like L'Oreal Fiber Lash)

1 coat of a thickening mascara (like Maybelline Rocket Lash)

I know there are many mascaras that advertise both thickening and lengthening, but I find the above to work the best for me. And absolutely anything goes on much better over the lash primer.

kabella1357765050.5633951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

I think it depends on how natural, you want your lashes to look. I use one coat, depending on the mascara also 2 coats, one waterproof and another not, it depends on how vivid you want your lashes to look. Sometime I put a third coat on just in the center of the lashes, really opens up the eyes & comb thru.

JeanLouise­Finch1357765859.27310879 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

If I'm home, it's just a quick swipe. If I'm going out, I take the time to do two coats on top (sometimes three), one on the bottom.

Silver Lin­ing1357766164.433619 PostsRegistered 4/15/2010

Usually just one coat, but I like the look of two on top and one light coat on my lower lashes.

kabella1357767014.9333951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

She puts on Mascara when Driving!{#emotions_dlg.scared}

Halcyon1357768869.281570 PostsRegistered 11/18/2010

I use one generous coat of mascara.



Oh my; how positively lovely!

mikki_g1357769093.241640 PostsRegistered 10/30/2012
On 1/9/2013 kabella said:

She puts on Mascara when Driving!{#emotions_dlg.scared}


Saw this on my way in to work this morning...scary.

she was using one hand to lift her mall bangs out of the way and the other to apply mascara.

No hands on the wheel!!!

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winamac11357769386.53330586 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana

3

The more the better

The thicker and longer and more voluminous...the better!

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winamac11357769439.0630586 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana
On 1/9/2013 kabella said:

I think it depends on how natural, you want your lashes to look. I use one coat, depending on the mascara also 2 coats, one waterproof and another not, it depends on how vivid you want your lashes to look. Sometime I put a third coat on just in the center of the lashes, really opens up the eyes & comb thru.

I so do not want the "natural look", LOL. The more voluminous with the most ooomph is my goal!

"Friends don't let friends...drink white zinfandel"

Southern F­ried Chick1357769726.5277140 PostsRegistered 11/17/2007
On 1/9/2013 winamac1 said:
On 1/9/2013 kabella said:

I think it depends on how natural, you want your lashes to look. I use one coat, depending on the mascara also 2 coats, one waterproof and another not, it depends on how vivid you want your lashes to look. Sometime I put a third coat on just in the center of the lashes, really opens up the eyes & comb thru.

I so do not want the "natural look", LOL. The more voluminous with the most ooomph is my goal!


Yes, that's my goal as well. "Natural" isn't a good look for me...at all. Think Tammy Baker. Hardly. Lol. I don't like the spidery look for my lashes either.

By the by, I wear 2-3 coats on top and 2 on bottom.

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FUTURE1357770508.29711666 PostsRegistered 5/18/2008
2-3 on top, one on bottom. Too much on bottom looks weird on me. Makes my eyes look smaller.

TheKateMei­ster1357773268.7472265 PostsRegistered 4/25/2012The Land of Pleasant Living
Hmmm...I don't know! I know it's more than one, and not so many as to look clumpy and gross. No mascara on the bottom...makes me look a little cuckoo - lol :-)

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jpie1357773713.421785 PostsRegistered 7/3/2007

Two coats on the top lashes and one on the lower.

bunny~1357774145.9131899 PostsRegistered 2/27/2011
On 1/9/2013 winamac1 said:

3

The more the better

The thicker and longer and more voluminous...the better!

I'm with you winamac. Sometimes I stop counting.{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

What doesn't break us makes us stronger.

Halcyon1357776410.1071570 PostsRegistered 11/18/2010
On 1/9/2013 winamac1 said:

I so do not want the "natural look", LOL. The more voluminous with the most ooomph is my goal!

This made me laugh, winamac1.

My eyelashes are already dark, lush, and long (thank you, dear father of mine), so one great coat definitely suffices. Any more than that, and I would either take flight or create an intense windstorm. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

My eyebrows are another story entirely (thank you, dear mother of mine). {#emotions_dlg.blush}



Oh my; how positively lovely!

xrayrox1357777182.2340 PostsRegistered 9/21/2011
I usually put on two coats as my lashes need it!

Lucky One1357785545.6071224 PostsRegistered 7/15/2011

One or two on top and none on the bottom.

lovesrecess1357785847.6713721 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008Texas
Now that I use Mally mascara I only need to use one coat. Love that stuff.

luvmypupz1357786728.484991 PostsRegistered 8/30/2010By the Sea Shore
2 on top rarely any on bottom since I have problems with it staying on my lower lashes.

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KatCat11357797379.26317051 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

One coat normally as I like a natural look but with that one coat I do receive extra length and added thickness.

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