While there are many contentious issues surrounding mascara application - how to hold the wand, where to direct your gaze - few topics may be more debated than whether or not to apply the product to your lower lashes.
According to a poll conducted by Glamour.com, 50 percent of women replied that they don mascara on their bottom lashes all the time, while roughly 19 percent claimed they never did. Fifteen percent of women revealed that they sometimes coat their lower lashes, and 16 percent only do so when opting for a "dramatic look."
Women who want to wear mascara on their bottom lashes can heed a bit of expert advice to achieve a more flawless look.
"Put mascara on lower lashes first, to prevent top mascara from transferring to lids when looking up to apply bottom mascara," makeup artist Robin Siegelhas told InStyle.com.
The website also suggests using blinc Mascara (formerly Kiss Me mascara), as it features a waterproof, flake-free formula that won't smudge beneath eyes. Lightly brush the mascara wand along the roots of lower lashes, then turn the wand vertical and tap each lash gently to evenly distribute the product.