F is for Flashy Lashes: Do You Wear Multiple Mascaras at Once?

Backstage at the Joe Fresh Fall/Winter 2012, Maybelline New York makeup pro Grace Lee used THREE mascaras to give models a lush, '60s-inspired look. Have you ever layered two or more mascaras to make your lashes pop?
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Backstage at the Joe Fresh Fall/Winter 2012, Maybelline New York makeup pro Grace Lee used THREE mascaras to give models a lush, '60s-inspired look. Have you ever layered two or more mascaras to make your lashes pop?
Joe Fresh FW 2012 beauty

At the Joe Fresh Fall/Winnter 2012 runway show earlier this week, the beauty look was all about dense, full lashes -- with zero false lashes in the mix.

Joe Fresh runway

To complement the ’60s vibe of the collection -- designer Joe Mimran's inspiration was a stylish ’60s thriller called Blow Up (the last bit of this clip opened the show) -- Grace Lee, Maybelline New York makeup pro and lead artist at World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto, used three different mascaras: Maybelline New York Illegal Lengths and Maybelline New York Mega Plush from Volum'Express Mascara on the top lashes, and Maybelline New York Great Lash Lots of Lashes on the bottom.

Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara

Boosting lash impact by layering volumizing mascara + lengthening mascara is a pro tip with which I've never had much luck.

Julie_Marilyn-New-York_JoeFresh SS2011 beauty

I've done just fine using one mascara on the top lashes and another on the bottom, but when I try to use two mascaras on my top lashes, I end up with an effect similar to this look from the Joe Fresh Spring/Summer 2011 show, for which the direction was simply clumpy lashes. I apply a lot of coats just to get visible lashes in the first place; could be that I go too far with my first application and so reach Clumpsville immediately with the second mascara. (My first application is usually dry by the time I get to the second.)

But my friend Laura C is obsessed with using lengthening and volumizing mascaras together to get the look she wants. You? What's your secret for layering success?

Model: Madison/Ford Models -- we first met when she was just 15; I did her makeup backstage at fashion week three years ago!

Maybelline New York Mega Plush from Volum'Express ($8.99) is due this May; visit Maybelline Canada's Facebook page for more Fashion Week coverage. For the scoop on Joe Fresh Beauty for Spring/Summer 2012, click here.