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  • Writer's pictureAnjana Rajbhandary

New Ways To Use Your Clear Mascara

Whether you are a “no makeup” makeup fan or a full glam diva, life feels imperfect without a few coats of mascara, which completes the whole look. Celebrity makeup artist Anthony Nguyen told Vogue, “I love mascara because it makes the eyes pop and enhances your eye shape.” Nguyen even goes so far as to call the magical wand “an essential item for an everyday look.”

Unless you were born with long and luscious lashes, you possibly have a tube or two of mascara in your vanity. You probably wear mascara even if you don’t need it. After all, this is the product with the potential to make your peepers put Zoey Deschanel’s to shame. If fake lashes aren’t your thing, mascara can come to the rescue whether you want more length, volume, curl, or an all-in-one that does it all.

When you think of mascara, you probably think of long, dark, and pigmented lashes, so you must be wondering what the point of clear mascara is? For one, clear mascara can “give your lashes length and volume” without the dark pigment for a more understated look, per Women’s Wear Daily. But that’s just the basics. Let’s delve into Pandora’s box of beauty to discover how clear mascaras are also so-called “magical multitaskers” that have been hiding in plain sight.

Clear mascara has so many great uses

Clear mascara might just be the product that will solve a ton of your beauty problems, from taming little flyaways to acting as a primer if you do choose to work in some lash color.

One of the smartest uses of clear mascara is to “tame” your brows by defining and shaping them, according to Byrdie, which also notes that because the product is transparent, “it will help brow powder or pomade set.” Multitasking products are the best because they help you declutter and save money. Certain clear mascaras can also work as a lash treatment. Women’s Wear Daily loves Perricone MD No Makeup Mascara because it is infused with neuropeptides and biotin to nourish your lashes, too.

Clear mascaras are also a perfect go-to for the beach or the gym, so you don’t have to worry about black running down your face. If you aren’t a fan of waterproof mascara, as it can be a pain to remove, Editorialist suggests Jane Iredale PureBrow Brow Gel, because the “vegan formula” is actually a “mascara-brow-gel-hybrid” that’s effective as a “finishing touch on colored mascara to make it water-resistant.” Clear mascaras also work as the perfect eyelash primer if you do want a little lash drama. Best Products is a fan of Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara, because it is hypoallergenic and works great on its own as well.

Originally published at on February 22, 2022.


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