6 Crazy-Awesome Uses for Clear Mascara

Kaitlyn McLintock


Here comes a confession: I’ve never understood the purpose of clear mascara. I’m happy with my natural set of brown-black lashes. They’re fairly long and somewhat full, so I either swipe on a couple coats of volumising mascara to deposit pigment and fill in any gaps or I go completely bare-lashed. I go from one extreme to the other, depending on the look I’m going for. Fresh, nude face? I’ll swipe on the aforementioned volumising formula. Bold berry lipstick? I’ll forgo eye makeup to put the focus on my lips (except for concealer of course—dark circles are too real).

All this time, I had no idea what I was missing. I was unaware of the myriad uses for clear mascara—some of which don’t even pertain to lashes). What can I say? Leave it to makeup artists to blow my mind with genius beauty hacks. Keep reading to see six ways to use clear mascara.

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