You might have been using mascara for years and now you would like to give a lash serum a try to achieve longer and fuller natural lashes.
So you’re probably wondering if it’s safe to continue using mascara as well. Can you use a lash serum with mascara?
Mascara can be used with a lash serum. After applying the lash serum, It is recommended to wait at least 5 minutes before applying mascara. This will give the lash serum time to dry and be fully absorbed so that it doesn’t interact with the mascara.
I have been a lash artist for many years now and I’ve personally used an eyelash growth serum with my mascara regularly. Many of my clients do as well.
In this article, I will share everything you need to know when using both products together to ensure a happy ending.
Let’s get started!
How to Use a Lash Serum and Mascara Together
If you want to use a lash serum and mascara together, it is important to follow some important rules for a happy ending.
1- Apply the Lash Serum First
You should always apply the lash serum before mascara. This is because you want to give the lash serum time to dry and be fully absorbed before applying mascara.
Never apply your mascara BEFORE your lash serum!
This sequence would be a recipe for disaster because the wet mascara would cause the lash serum to run.
And we don’t want that!
2- Watch for Oil-Based Lash Growth Serums
Oil-based lash serums usually come from organic and indie beauty brands. And as you can imagine, wearing mascara over an oil-based product of any kind will ensure that mascara doesn’t hold.
Oil and water don’t mix!
So, if you want to use an oil-based lash serum, it is best to apply it at night before bed. This way, you can apply your mascara in the morning safely.
Having said that, even if you’ve applied the serum the night before, I would still recommend cleaning the lashes with a gentle cleanser before applying makeup.
3- Let the Lash Serum Dry
This is probably the most important rule when using a lash serum with mascara.
After applying the lash serum, you should wait at least 5 minutes before applying mascara. This will give the lash serum time to work its magic and prep your lashes for mascara.
So be patient and give your lash serum time to work its magic before reaching for the mascara.
Should I Try a Lash Serum Infused Mascara?
Did you know that some marketing geniuses have come up with lash serums-infused mascaras?
Yes, they exist and they are actually pretty good!
You are spending time in the morning applying the two products separately, so why not kill two birds with one stone and save some time?
So what is a lash serum-infused mascara anyways?
As the name suggests, it’s essentially the combination of the two products into one. Your mascara is infused with eyelash growth ingredients that will help you achieve longer and fuller lashes over time.
The main benefit of using a lash serum-infused mascara is that you don’t have to worry about the order of application.
You can apply it just like any other mascara and you’re good to go!
I personally love the idea of a lash serum-infused mascara and I think it’s a great way to get the benefits of both products without having to worry about the order of application. Since I already find my growth serum totally worth it, I will give this a try.
Eyelash Growth Serum and Mascara FAQ
Can I Use a Lash Serum and Mascara if I Have Sensitive Eyes?
Yes, you can! Just make sure to do a patch test on your arm before using it on your eyes.
Will Using a Lash Serum and Mascara Together Make My Lashes Fall Out?
No, it will not! Your lashes will not fall out from using a lash serum and mascara together. In fact, using a lash serum can actually help to strengthen and condition your lashes over time.
How Long Should I Wait Before Using Mascara After Applying a Lash Serum?
You should wait at least five minutes after applying a lash serum before using mascara. This will give the lash serum time to dry and be fully absorbed into your lashes.
Can I Use an Oil-Based Lash Serum With Mascara?
Yes. Just make sure to apply the lash serum at night before bed and clean your lashes with a gentle cleanser in the morning before applying makeup.
Can I Apply My Lash Serum After Mascara?
No, you shouldn’t. The order is important. You should always apply the lash serum first and then wait at least five minutes before applying mascara. Applying your mascara first will cause the lash serum to run.
Remember, both an eyelash growth serum and a mascara can be used together perfectly fine.
But there are a few eyelash serum dos and don’ts and making sure you give the serum time to dry before applying mascara on top is one of them.
As with anything that goes near your eyes, watch out for possible irritations. In case of any irritation, remove your eye makeup at once and rinse your eyes. If the sensation persists, call your doctor for further assistance.
I hope this article was of help. If you have any questions or would like to share your own experiences, please do so in the comment section below 🙂