What’s plastic and black with a tip that’s prickly all over? We use them every day on our lashes without giving ‘em a second thought. And while they’re small in stature, they’re big in their ability to multi-task. You guessed it: We’re talking about mascara spoolies! These little brushes touch our faces every day, but it’s quite likely you’re not using them to their full potential.
We checked in with New York-based makeup artist Ashley Rebecca, who’s always got the scoop on the latest and greatest beauty hacks. Today, she shows us four cool tricks involving the mini-but-mighty spoolie. Take it away, Ashley!
This trick works best with a disposable spoolie wand—if you bend your regular mascara brush, it won’t go back into the tube nicely! Bending the wand will give you greater control, and it makes applying mascara to your bottom lashes a lot easier, too.
1) Bend the spoolie to a 45-degree angle.
2) When the spoolie is at an angle, hold it to your lashes and apply mascara as you would normally.
Beauty Hack #3: The Great Lash Separator
Get a small amount of mascara on the tip of the pointed part of the spoolie and, in an upward motion, comb through the eyelashes to separate them more easily.