Eyeshadow Without Mascara, Is that a Good Idea?

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If you’re a fan of wearing makeup, then you’ll be no stranger to using eyeshadows and mascaras. You may even love to play around with different palette colors and shades to create dramatic and fun looks. But have you ever considered wearing eyeshadow without mascara?

Wait, what?

Yes, indeed, it is entirely possible for you to wear eyeshadow without makeup.

Although this is probably something that you’ve never thought of before, makeup is art! And it can take many forms. Read on to discover why wearing eyeshadow without mascara is more common than you might think.


It’s Not That Weird, Really!

Just think about it, there are days when you’re in a rush to leave your home, and probably want to wear the minimal amount of makeup.

So, you just opt for some eyeliner and mascara, and maybe a bit of lipstick before you find yourself running out the door.

Or maybe you’ve applied all of your makeup, and decided to leave applying your mascara until last. But then something distracted you, and you forgot to apply it.

Now, your anxiety is spiking and you’re convinced everyone is staring at you, because you are absolutely sure that you look like a circus clown.

The above scenarios might fill your brain with horror, and you may even think that it’s a bit weird to leave the mascara alone and just wear some of your favorite eyeshadow.  

But shouldn’t you embrace the fact that how you make yourself look with your facial artistry is simply how you want to look?

And how you make yourself look should make you feel exactly how you want to feel? Whether you use eyeshadow without mascara or not?

How you make yourself look should make you feel exactly how you want to feel, whether you use eyeshadow without mascara or not.

Maybe Mascara Is Not For You

Just because it’s a popular makeup product for many, not everyone is enamored of mascara. In fact, many people don’t like the cakey residue that (particularly waterproof) mascara and lash primer can leave behind.

Some other makeup lovers don’t like the way that mascara can feel clumpy and heavy, especially if you have fine eyelashes that are easily prone to breakage.

And then there are those that just don’t like mascara. Period.

Also, if you ask most wearers of prescription eyeglasses, then they’ll tell you stories about the trouble they have with mascara smearing their lenses.

Therefore, many spectacle wearers will generally just opt to wear eyeliner and eyeshadow without it, only bringing out the mascara wand when they have a special occasion to attend.

The same goes for many contact lens wearers. This is because the caking and flaking of mascara can cause massive irritation if it comes into contact with the lens. Or perhaps you’ve woken up to a stye or conjunctivitis.

The last thing you’ll want to do when your eye is healing is to cause it more irritation by wearing mascara.

So, as you can see, whatever your friends, the influencers you follow on social media, or the makeup artist at your favorite makeup counter tell you, if you don’t want to (or you can’t) wear mascara with your eyeshadow, then do what makes YOU feel good, and leave the wand alone.

If you don’t want to wear mascara with your eyeshadow, then do what makes YOU feel good, and leave the wand alone.

That’s The Look

You can still create dramatic-looking eyes that pop if you choose to use eyeshadow without mascara. Creating this effect can be easily done if you use eyeliner along with an eyelash curler.

That’s because when you curl your eyelashes, it helps to create a frame that seems to open your eyes more and make your lashes look longer.

If you also dare to use your eyeshadow as an eyeliner when curling your lashes, you can be even more creative with colors and techniques.

And, of course, you could always also opt for wearing false eyelashes with your eyeshadow if you don’t want to wear mascara.

These days, false eyelashes come in all sorts of styles, shapes, and lengths, so you’ll easily be able to find something that suits you. This is why they have become such a staple that you’ll find in most people’s makeup bags.

Whether they come in strip form, or as individual lashes, you can use false eyelashes to make your eyes look more dramatic. And you definitely don’t need to use any mascara or other product on your natural eyelashes to revel in this dramatic effect.

Why not try something different with these unique false eyelashes, which will help you to magnetize your eyes. KISS Magnetic Eyeliner & Lash Kit  will change the way you’re used to wearing false eyelashes.

The KISS Magnetic Eyeliner & Lash Kit contains a pair of plush magnetic false eyelashes that will automatically cling to the specially formulated magnetic eyeliner after it’s applied. The magnetic eyeliner, which is infused with biotin, also comes included in the box.

You simply apply the magnetic eyeliner along your lash line with its precision tip brush, and then gently place the lashes on top. That’s it! The liner doesn’t contain parabens, silicone or fragrances.

And the grip the magnetic formula provides is so strong, you can rest assured that your lashes will stay put for up to 16 hours, even in the wind.

They are easy to use, because no glue is involved, and come in four different styles of lash to suit your mood: Charm, Tantalize, Tempt, and Crowd Pleaser.


Although some people may comment that your look is incomplete if you wear eyeshadow without mascara, this myth simply isn’t true. Makeup is supposed to be a fun and artistic way of expressing your beautiful self.

Therefore, your makeup is for you and you alone. You’re not supposed to do it for other anybody else, so it doesn’t matter what their opinion is. If you want to wear eyeshadow without mascara, then go for it!

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).