[Makeup Question] – Bottom Mascara (Is it necessary or can it be skipped completely)?
This is a question that was recently asked by a client of mine and one that I find many people wonder about.
For me, this answer is situational meaning I cannot provide a yes or no answer.
Regarding whether it makes a visual difference, yes, eyelashes (when enhanced with mascara or false lashes are applied) will always make a visual difference than when left completely in its natural state.
Personally, I NEVER wear bottom mascara and tend to skip mascara the majority of the time. Reason being that I don’t have naturally very long/full eyelashes and my bottom lashes are pretty non-existent. I don’t see the point in putting in the effort to apply bottom mascara when there is very little hair for the mascara wand to grab on to. Keep in mind, this is for me personally.
However, generally speaking, I like when the eyelashes (both top and bottom) are enhanced because it not only defines the eyes more but really makes them more pronounced, especially in photography. The majority of the time, I will first ask a client if they have a preference towards bottom mascara or not. (I’d say it’s about 50/50 in terms of whether people already wear it or not). If I’m given the, “whatever your professional opinion is” as the answer (which is always the answer I most often like to hear), I will judge the situation based on a couple factors:
1) Does the person have long/full bottom lashes to begin with?
2) Is the hair too light/fair (such as blond)?
If the answer is YES to any of these questions, I will go ahead and apply bottom mascara. More specifically, if the person has bottom eyelashes, I like to pop them even more with mascara. If the person has very light hair, I find that a coat of black mascara is necessary to create contrast so they don’t just blend in with the face. As I mentioned previously, the only time I will opt to skip it completely is if the person has barely any bottom lashes to begin with.
[What are your thoughts on bottom mascara, do you like to wear it or skip it?]