Clear mascara refers to a kind that is transparent i.e. does not have any color. Of course, the first question that comes to everyone’s mind when they here of this brand is ‘what is clear or mascara used for’ or what are some its uses?
Uses or what are they used for
Just like any other brands of mascaras in the market, there is numerous uses that you will find very helpful. Some of the common ways on how to use these mascaras include:
1. As a top coat
To avoid chances of smudging and having messy eyelashes, you could apply the good clear brand after you have used the usual brand you use. Try going for the all-day lasting and waterproof clear brands.
2. As a base coat
The first purpose is it being used as a base coat. When using these way, these mascara types work in a similar manner a hair gel works by making your eyelashes to look darker, thicker as well as super sleek wet.
You need to apply one coat of a good clear brand, let it dry before you can apply a colored mascara brand.
3. Natural makeup looks
You still want thick luscious eyebrows yet you do not want to wear visible mascara colors? Go for this type. Coupling it with lightly tinted other facial makeup will give you adorable natural looks. No one is likely to notice you are wearing any mascara.
Most actors and actresses often wear clear or colorless mascara on scenes where they should not be having makeup such as when they have just woken up to ensure they look so natural but still great.
4. Separating eyelashes and Eyebrows
For people who prefer natural looks and do not want to wear tinted or colored brands, clear can be very useful since it will “provides a natural yet polished look by separating lashes. Perfect to groom and separate lashes and brows” [drugstore.com].
5. Touch up with stops flaking
After you have worn your colored mascaras, you can use it to touch up with your ordinary brand to prevent flaking. If you have already used your colored one, you do not have to re-touch using the same mascara since this often causes thick, clumpy and uneven looking eyelashes.
Instead, use a good brand of clear or colorless one to touch and they will ensure they look tidy, no caking happens or any uneven looking eyelashes.
6. Taming unruly eyebrows
If you have eyebrows that tend to be unruly, you can apply this mascara with a brush before using your fingers align them as you desire. This will stop them from being unruly. You can use them after you have applied any of the eyebrow makeup (powder or pencil) or alone. Using them alone will make you look great if you have an arch that is well defined.
7. Holding curled eyelashes in place
Another use is ensuring your curled eyelashes stay in place. After you have curled your eyelashes, you can apply one coat of this mascaras to ensure the eyelashes remain curved and tidy looking.
8. Good for contact lens wearers
Clear or colorless brands can be good for contact lens wears (they do not flake since they do not have color pigments). They are also good for people who might be having a sensitive skin since they do not have the pigments found in colored mascaras.
9. On lower lashes
For people who have it an habit of not applying mascara on their lower lash since they do not want very bold looks, they can use it as it will highlight the lower lash so well without making it so bold.
10. On rainy days or to the beach
If you are going to the beach or the day is rainy, using a mascara brand that is clear will be a great idea since colored ones will often smudge, giving you that awful raccoon look you do not need. If it were a clear type, no one will notice even if it began smudging down your face.
Before and after looks or does it work?
Before we look at some of the best clear mascara brands available in the market. Some people might still be having doubts if clear or colorless works. The below before and after pictures should work as best answers to your questions.
How to make it
If you are tired of relying on brands you buy, you can easily make your own clear or colorless mascaras at home. Of course, you expect there to be many recipes. In general, here is how you can make clear or colorless one easily.
Oil such as almond, olive, grape seed oil or any other good brand
- Vitamin E – good preservative and it will be good for your eyelids
- Small container
- Melt a single part of beeswax in a microwave or any other source of heat
- Once the beeswax melts, pour it into two parts of your chosen oil into your small container and thoroughly mix it well.
- Add a few drops of vitamin E.
Generally, these homemade brands have a shelf life of 6-9 months but it is good to use it for about three months unless you are certain there is no contamination.
Waterproof clear mascara and best brands
If you anticipated to be in a place with high humidity, go swimming, or get rained on, the best option of colorless mascara to go for is waterproof. Some of the best waterproof brands you can go for include the following:
- Maybelline Great Lash
- l.f. Studio Waterproof – Top Coat
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat
- ULTA Raincoat Waterproof -Topcoat
- Sleek Waterproof – Clear
Natural and Organic and best brands
Some people often tend to lean towards organic and natural clear mascaras i.e. those that are made from natural products and do not contain chemicals. If you are one of such people, some of the best brands to buy include the following:
- PureBrow Fix Jane Iredale
- Real Purity
- Ere Perez Natural Aloe Vera – Gel Clear
- ZuZu Luxe Natural – Clear
For men and best brands
If you are one of the men who prefer to wear mascaras, the clear types are the most idea since they are hard to notice. Some of the good clear or colorless brands for men go for include the following:
- Guyliner Mascara –the clear one
- Taxi London Manscara
- Studio5ive Double Stroke Cream – Smudge proof
Men can also use any other good brand of clear or colorless mascaras available in the market.
10 Best brands and reviews
Finally, here are the best brands in the market you can go for. While coming up with this list, we considered what users are saying, expert review comments and how each brand has been rated. The list is not all inclusive.
No.10: Avon Simply Pretty
It has a transparent formula that will condition and give your lashes the most natural and defined looks. It does not contain any fragrance or fiber whatsoever. When it comes to its removal, just use water and soap, it comes off easily.
One downside of this mascara brand is drying. You might need to wait a little while longer for it to completely dry.
No. 9: ZuZu Luxe Natural – Clear
This mascara will condition your lashes as well as tame your eyebrows. It is good for people whose eyes are sensitive since it “has non-irritating formula enriched with vitamins and herbal extracts will help protect each fragile eyelash and encourage maximum growth” – organicbeautytalk.com
No.8: Ere Perez Natural Aloe Vera Gel ‘Wet Look’- Clear
This is a “multipurpose natural mascara made with Aloe Vera. Lengthens and highlights your true lash color, while adding a silky lustre’ – shopnaturally.com.au.
It will give you natural clean looks and it is good for people who have sensitive eyes and/or wear contact lenses. It is water resistance and alcohol free and it can serve as an eyebrow groomer if you have unruly brows.
No. 7: Jane Iredale PureBrow Fix
If you want shiny, strong and healthy eyelashes, consider going for Jane Iredale PureBrow Fix. This is a “is a dual-ended tube with a comb and mascara brush to keep brows and lashes in top condition” – dermastore.com
Furthermore, it is fast drying and it has been infused with sweet almond oil extract and algae to ensure you lashes and brows are healthy, strong and shiny.
No. 6: Real Purity
Being purely natural, real purity mascara is “designed to lengthen and darken eyelashes without coating them in chemicals” (realpurity.com). It does not flake, clump and it has an antimicrobial formulation to help in its preservation.
If you have very sensitive eyes, this will be an ideal brand that is very unlikely to cause any eye irritation.
No. 5: Sephora’s Professional Clear Natural
Another fairly popular brands is the Sephora professional clear natural mascara. It is “ideal for accentuating your lashes by separating, curling, and imparting a soft sheen, or for combing and holding hard-to-tame brows in place, our clear mascara is a must-have essential a gal can’t live without” (Sephoara.com).
Many users who have tried it are happy with the fact that it rarely irritates your eyes even for those who have supersensitive eyes.
No.4: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat
Our forth position goes to Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat. This mascara is “a clear topcoat that instantly waterproofs, refreshes, and protects any mascara all day, without drying or clumping” (sephora.com).
Its advanced formulation that is lightweight makes it an easy to apply and dry mascara that will leave your eyelashes feeling so soft finish for a full day.
No. 3: Covergirl Professional Natural Lash Mascara Clear
Third in our list of the best 10 brands is Cover Girl Professional Natural Lash Mascara Clear. “For natural beautiful looking lashes! Cover Girl’s clear gel formula and curved brush separates lashes while conditioning. It helps tame unruly brows too” (ulta.com).
Cover Girl Professional Natural Lash Mascara will give you very natural looking lashes and it also works well if you want to use it to tame your unruly eyebrows and it lasts all day long.
No. 2: Elf Clear Mascara
The e.l.f. professional Wet Gloss Lash & Brow is a water resistance mascara which you can wear alone or as a top coat for any other mascara. It is hypoallergenic if you have a sensitive skin and it does not clog your pores.
According to the manufacturers, “Enriched Protein conditioners combined with rapid dry technology create healthy-looking lashes instantly”(drugstore.com).
No. 1: Maybelline
This is the “America’s favorite mascara in a clear gel formula with panthenol conditions lashes and provides a natural yet polished look by separating lashes” according to maybelline.com. This mascara ensures you get perfect looking brows and lashes since does not clump your eyelashes or eyebrows together.
If you wear contact lenses, you will not have any trouble if you used this Maybelline Great Lash in clear. Furthermore, if you have sensitive eyes, you can still wear it since it is ophthalmologically tested
Where to buy them
If you are looking for this mascara brands, there are many places you can buy them. Some of the leading places where to buy them include the following:
I hope now you have the best answers to an impending question on what clear mascara does to your eyelashes or ways to use this mascara brands.