According to a recent beauty tip that quickly went viral, it turns out we’ve been applying mascara wrong all this time. A recent interview published on Glamour about an actress who shared a beauty tip from her grandmother has described a technique that our mothers and grandmothers have been using for years, but that has somehow fallen out of favour with younger generations. The brilliant thing is, it soon started creating quite a buzz around the beauty world.
he technique is all about changing the angle of your gaze when coating your lashes with mascara. These days, we’re taught to look straight ahead in the mirror, or up-in-the-air. However, our mothers and grandmothers would look down instead. This technique allowed them to coat the full length of lashes without getting a speck of mascara on the lower part of the brow—which we all know is the real battle. The easiest way to do this is with a handheld mirror positioned just below the chin. This will allow your lashes to be in full view while you sweep the wand from base to tip.
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This article originally appeared on InStyle.