With a mirror in front of you, tilt your head back slightly and apply the mascara to your upper lashes, which will give you better access to the roots and reduce the risk of staining your eyelid. Use zig-zagging motions to evenly coat each lash from root to tip, starting from the outer lashes and moving inwards. Once the upper lashes are dry, tilt your head down, look up towards the mirror and carefully apply the mascara to your lower lashes without smudging.