These Are the Best Ways to Apply Mascara, According to Byrdie Editors

Here at Byrdie, we believe there's an art to applying mascara. Instead of just aimlessly swiping at our lashes, we switch up our application technique based on the look we want—just like we switch up our mascara formulas. After all, we're not likely to wear a natural-looking conditioning mascara to a holiday party. We would wear that to the office instead. For the holiday party scenario, we would choose a dramatic volume formula like Charlotte Tilbury's Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara ($29). 

But let's get back to the main point. We all have a specific way that we prefer to apply our mascara in order to maximize certain results, whether that's length, volume, curl, or lash definition. That's why four of us came together to talk mascara application and share the subtle things we do to boost our lashes while applying mascara, no matter which brand, product, or formula it is. Keep scrolling to see four Byrdie editors share their favorite tips.