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6 Mascara Tips For Redheads Who Want Better Application 

Get Perfect Application Every Single Time

Updated: September 12th, 2023

With the launch of our NEW redhead mascara line Finally Have Lashes, we wanted to give some tips on getting your best mascara application.

Mascara is one of those things that we do the exact same way every single day. Odds are we apply it the same way we did when we first started wearing mascara five, ten, fifty years ago. Many redheads might go heavy at the base because they’re trying to cover their blonde lash roots.

You might have witnessed a redhead you know (mom, grandma, friend) applying mascara a certain way. Then, you adopted the habit and never went back. Swipe, wiggle, stroke, repeat—all the while looking up (or down) with our mouth wide open. It’s a familiar scene. Redheads are usually creatures of habit when it comes to beauty. Many of us were alone when finding a beauty routine as young redheads, so some habits might die hard. But have you ever thought if there’s a better way?

After years and years of testing, we’ve settled on a set of game changing mascara tips that will help your lashes hit the trifecta of length, volume, and curl — together with Finally Have Lashes. Here are the 6 ultimate mascara tips redheads should know and are extra helpful for those with light/blonde lashes who really need that extra volume and color

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1. Wipe off the excess

Nobody wants thick, clumpy lashes and when you buy a new tube of mascara, that seems to always be the problem. Instead of struggling through early applications, try removing some of the excess product. Wipe the applicator upon opening and remove as much as possible. If it’s still not enough get a makeup remover wipe and dab it on the wand until you have your desired amount. This will give you a lighter application and leave you less prone to clumping. 

2. Use the wiggle and drag technique

For redheads with blonde lashes, the light roots of our lashes can often show if we don’t get our mascara close enough to the lid. Instead of just swiping up, try wiggling the wand back and forth at the root and slowly dragging it toward the tips. This helps to coat every lash and get that pesky root area.

3. Let it dry between coats

Another reason we get clumping and flaking is we’re applying the next coat too soon. Let the first coat dry for about 1-2 minutes before you head back in with more. If you do notice a clump happening, brush through it with a clean spoolie before proceeding with more mascara. 

4. Angle your brush for the bottom lashes

Getting mascara on your bottom lashes without getting it on your skin can be tough. Instead of going in with the applicator longways like you would for your top lashes, try angling it so the tip is the only part touching the lashes. This gives you more control and you can work slowly in small sections to apply the mascara. 

5. Clean up mistakes with a Q-tip

If you do get mascara on your skin, don’t fret. Grab a Q-tip and a makeup remover wipe and dab the Q-tip onto the wipe until it soaks up some of the removers. Then gently use the Q-tip to remove just the mascara. Touch up the area with a small concealer brush if it’s below the lower lashes, or add a little extra dab of eyeshadow if it’s on the lid. 

6. Formula matters

Redheads usually have sensitivities, so finding a clean formula is a necessity. Finally Have Lashes is made without alcohol, gluten, GMO’s, oil, paragons, phthalates, silicones or talc. All H2BAR products are clean, cruelty-free, Leaping Bunny-approved, paraben-free, and vegan.

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Finally Have Lashes Update:

Finally Have Lashes is new & improved! With a new brush, updated formula + new H2BAR Extension Technology®, curl, lift & lengthen your lashes with a sensitive-friendly formula. Two new shades are introduced to the line so you can expand your selection of redhead mascara. Shop the Finally Have Lashes line now


READ: Finally Have Lashes: All About The 3 Shades of Redhead Mascaras

READ: The Best Mascaras For Redheads With Nonexistent Lashes

Rock it like a Redhead!