Is Mascara Bad for Eyelashes?

Mascara is another cosmetic that has been used for many years to thicken the lashes. Originally mascara was made from soot and charcoal. Through the years mascara has been made from various materials, but within the U.S., only natural and inorganic pigments are allowed. The FDA no longer allows tar or coal since it is hazardous. Mascaras contain waxes such as beeswax to bind the formula and hold it to the lash better. Most mascaras are either water-based (anhydrous) product or lotion-based. When picking a mascara, you should consider the formula you want (lengthening, thickening, waterproof or non-clumping).  Curling lashes gives eyes the appearance of being wider and brighter. Use the warm setting on your blow-dryer and gently heat up your mascara curler for 3-5 seconds before curling lashes. Touch it first to make sure it's not too hot. It's a myth that you have to curl lashes before you apply mascara. You can curl lashes after mascara application, just make sure the mascara is dry first. Learn more about your options. Ask Eric