October 3rd, 2007 by

Mascara is a makeup item and applied to define, thicken and darken eyelashes, mostly through females. It comes in different forms like cream, cake and liquid. It is available in different shades, tings and formulas. The common aim of applying mascara is to define, thicken, emphasize and lengthen the eyelashes. It comes with wand and tube applicators. Components of mascara may contain wax thickeners, preservatives, water and film-formers. The brushes of mascara may be curved or straight for curling eyelashes with thick or fine bristles. A few mascara wands include nylon or rayon fibers for giving length to eyelashes.

The latest mascaras are classified in different groups such as non-water resistant mascaras and water resistant mascaras. Non water-resistant mascaras are depended on soft surfactants such as triethanolamine stearate, vegetal based waxes like candelilla wax, rice bran wax, pigments like ultramine or iron oxide, water, animal taken waxes as beeswax, mineral origin waxes such as paraffin and ozokerite, thickening polymers as Arabic gum and on chemical additions. This form of mascara runs in the effect of tears, but is simply taken away by using water and soap.

Water resistant mascaras encompass a composition depend on animal-taken waxes as beeswax, mineral origin wax like paraffin and ozokerite, a volatile solvent as isododecane, vegetal based waxes, candelila wax, carnauba wax or rice bran wax, filmifying polymers and pigments like ultramine or iron oxide. This form of mascara does not include water-sensitive moieties, giving the best resistance to tears, rain or sweat. As an outcome, this type of mascara can be taken away with a particular make-up remover, capable to reduce the dried mascara layer.

Polymers in latexes can get some layer of water resistance to the collection of usually non-water resistant mascaras. Latex-based paints and mascaras include polymer dispersions for intermediary water sensitivity.


Mascara can be applied on complete eyelashes from internal to external corners. The mascara stick is wet into a fresh tube of mascara, used nearby the bottom of the eyelashes and effort to the tips. Mascara sticks should not be shared and are manufactured with plastic. It may be used to the top layer of eyelashes for a ‘deep-lidded’ appearance or to the base lashes to broaden the eyes. This is generally used to curl eyelashes and can be preceded through an eyelash primer. The moisture in several primers and mascaras can make eyelashes to uncurl in the usage that is simply solved through applying waterproof mascara by a drier method.

that includes nylon fibers may offer lashes a complete and longer look as it clings to the eyelashes as mini extensions. Mascara must be discarded within six months after opening.

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