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Magic Wand September 3, 2013 By Tina Harris

Julia Berdugo, International Trainer & Makeup Artist at MAKE UP FOR EVER, talks about mascara, including the first time she wore it. She was slightly younger than most.

Magic Wand

The first time I couldn’t get it to my eyelashes! Looking in the mirror, I was blinking, thinking my eyelashes would touch the brush any moment, then was surprised when it poked me in the eye.

Magic Wand

September 3, 2013 By Tina Harris

Julia Berdugo, International Trainer & Makeup Artist at MAKE UP FOR EVER, talks about mascara, including the first time she wore it. She was slightly younger than most.

Remember the first time you wore mascara?

Julia: Clearly - I must have been 6 or 7. Dressing up, dipping into my mom’s make-up. You know that face women make when they put it on? ‘Mascara face’. The “O” you think you have to make when you put it on, though really, you don’t need to. As a little girl with a mom who loved getting dolled up, the whole ritual made an impression. Around 12, I could wear it for special occasions. Then when I was 14 or 15, mascara became my “I can’t live without this” product.
 

Desert island product, lipstick or mascara?

I’d have to say lipstick. I like that whole lipstick doubling as blush thing and I’m lucky my eyelashes are dark and thick, so yeah, if I could only take one thing, it would be lippie.

 

First ‘real’ time wearing mascara, did you put it on with finesse?

The first time I couldn’t get it on my eyelashes! Looking in the mirror, I was blinking, thinking my eyelashes would touch the brush any moment, then was surprised when it poked me in the eye. Black clump on the nose, only the tips got the product. Less than perfect! And of course, my mother’s technique for separating the lashes

 

Was she a needle girl??!

Yes! A safety pin! Can you imagine?? I tried but couldn’t get it near my eye. Thank goodness!  That's when she brought out this beautiful amber-colored brush comb, half for lashes, half for brows, that I’d never seen before - she was scared for me to copy her with the safety pin!

 

Mascara tip that changed your life?

Two tips. Firstly I wear waterproof mascara and most of them are quite liquid so I pump. Pump, pump, pump, to get mascara all over the wand as well as dry out the mascara a little. And I always remove the product from the tip. If you don’t, it can end up everywhere.

  • Tags:
  • Mascara,
  • eyelashes,
  • lipstick,
  • make-up artist,
  • Waterproof,
  • 2013