I find myself switching between using the volumizing and lengthening formulas as the first step for fun, honestly. There’s no rhyme or reason, and makeup artist Deanna Paley agrees with me. “What I love about Wink Lash Trio Mascara is that it’s completely customizable and there is no right or wrong way to use it,” she says.
Whichever order I choose, both formulas layer easily without any clumps or stickiness. There’s plenty of playtime while the formulas are still wet and fresh. The pigments are super black and both formulas give me noticeable length, volume, and curl without any tools. I will say I use a comparatively light hand, so I’d chalk this trio up as more of an everyday look than a dramatic, going-out vibe (but there’s a tip for that later on).
While I’m not naturally a multiple-mascara kind of gal, Paley is. “At a minimum, I always use a lash primer and at least two different mascaras, so this is really the perfect product for myself and my clients,” she explains, pointing out the travel-friendly packaging that fits easily into her makeup kit. “I personally start on my lashes by layering with 01 Clear, then using 03 Lengthening, and then I top it off with 02 Volumizing,” Paley tells us. “If I want to add more drama, I’ll wait about a minute to let the first volumizing coat dry and then go in again for a second or third coat.” I’m taking notes because I don’t typically wait in between coats, but good to know if I’m looking for a va-va-voom effect.
I may be forever changed and never settle for just one mascara again. It’s also just — dare I say — a fun experience making your own mascara cocktail of sorts. (Plus, my brows love the primer. Who doesn’t love a time-saving product?) If your interest has been peaked, you can buy the innovative, three-in-one Kaja Wink Lash Trio at sephora.com for $28 right now.
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