WANNA GET LUCKY? WELL, WITH MASCARA

Hector Simancas // How to choose the right mascara

Celebrity Makeup Artist Hector Simancas wants to help you get lucky in choosing the right mascara. "Mascara is the key element of your overall cosmetic look," says Simancas. The Lead Makeup Artist for Season 16 of Project Runway, knows all too well the quest for perfection when it comes to luscious lashes. “Mascara is one of the most difficult makeup items to choose as samples are unavailable,” he says. There are however, a few in-the-know tips you can use to get the right brand for you. 

KNOW YOUR WATER-PROOF FROM YOUR WATER-BASED

"Waterproof mascara is especially useful if you sweat," says Simancas. "Whereas people with allergies should look for a water-based brand."

THE PRO TIPS ON APPLICATION

"First curl the lashes with a curler. Create layers on the lash by starting with very little product on the brush. Start from the root close to the eyelid to the middle, let it dry and do the other eye
Add a second layer using the same technique. For the third layer you can go on the tips of the lashes. After that you can add as many layers as you want. Doing it that way helps to keep the curve of your lashes."

All that's left to do is bat those fabulous lashes (and tune into this season's Project Runway).