Eyes are the most riveting facial features. Expressive eyes can speak and mesmerize the beholder. With a lot riding on how your eyes appear, it is important that you learn of the ideal way to apply mascara. It really does not take a lot of time. But, it can transform you in minutes and fetch you a ravishing look, which in combination with other make-up, minimal or heavy, can turn you into a stunner. Let us draw closer to the methods of applying that will get you those double takes.Curl those long lashes for the best impactCelebrity photographs and all close up glamour pics will tell you a story. Eyelashes need to be curled for greater impact. So, get those curlers out and curl your lashes nicely. Ideally, the curling needs to be one twice. Once, before you actually apply the mascara and the other after you apply the mascara. The curling after the application is for added effect. Depending on how intense your look needs to be, you can opt for curling those lashes twice or once. Getting the right coatQuite obviously, you are coating from the roots and moving to the tips. However, you may be just running the wand from the roots to tips. However, the best way to do it is to apply it from the roots to the tips with a deliberate slight zig zag motion. The zig zag motion should be slight, and intended to deposit more mascara at the base and thin out as you near the tip. And, do not forget to get the mascara on the wand in correct volumes. Do not excessively pump it, you may end up getting lumps of mascara.Take out the excessive mascara that forms in lumpsIf there are no lumps after you have applied the mascara, it means that you are either an experienced hand, or you have not applied sufficient volume. Eyelashes that stick together after application of mascara are nothing to worry about It only means that a little bit of mascara is excessive, which needs to be removed for that perfect look. Take hold of a wand that is free from mascara and gently comb them with an outward motion. Do not attempt to push them to the base of the eyes in a reverse motion. Keep them free from smudges with a primerAfter all the effort that has gone into the application, you really would not want the mascara to smudge because of makeup. Go in for a primer that will precede the makeup. This will keep the mascara intact. And choose the right kind of mascara, depending on the activity you are headed to. For instance, you may be the kind of person who sweats a lot, or maybe you will come in contact with water. Choose the right kind of mascara to keep it on your eyes for long. Many brands of mascaras can be thrown on to last the whole day, without smudging.