IF you’ve been tuning into Davina McCall’s new ITV show My Mum, Your Dad, you’ll have no doubt been glued to your screen.
The mid-life dating series has already proven to be a hit and generated lots of conversations – but what has got viewers talking most recently is a blink and you’ll miss it make-up moment.
My Mum, Your Dad fans baffled by star’s bizarre mascara hack
Caroline’s make-up hack is a far cry from how most people apply their mascara
Towards the end of Tuesday 12 September’s episode, the cameras captured the singletons as they began to get ready for the night ahead.
The series’ star Caroline, 51, was then spotted glamming herself up in her bathroom, as she reached for her make-up bag.
But as she went to put on her mascara, she unveiled the very unique way she puts it on – closing her eyes and applying the eye make-up essential in downward strokes.
The bizarre hack left some viewers completely perplexed. And they weren’t the only ones as the contestant’s children all reacted, as they pointed it out and giggled amongst themselves.
But is Caroline onto something and should we all be following in her beauty footsteps?
Fabulous spoke to Rachael Divers, who is a resident Make-up Artist at Face the Future – and she said it certainly has its.
In fact, the mascara hack could even save you time when applying your make-up each day.
Rachael explained: “You certainly can close your eyes and use downward strokes of your spoolie as an alternative way to apply your mascara.
“However, this is a technique that’s best used with a finer bristled spoolie rather than a volumising spoolie to avoid excessive clumps.”
The pro continued to lift the lid on the method and explain how you can make it work for you – and ensure your lashes are clump free at all times.
She said: “The trick is to roll the spoolie as you stroke downwards with an upwards flick as you reach the tip of your lashes.
“With a proper technique, this will also give your bottom lashes a fine coating of mascara, too, saving you a little time.
“It’s a great technique if you have lighter coloured lashes to ensure they’re fully coated – especially if you’re waiting for yourlash tint appointment.”
And Rachael had another tip up her sleeves that she said could help you with the frustrating smears that mascara often causes.
She added: “Alternatively, if you struggle to use a spoolie to coat your lashes, you can also use a Fan Brush that will help you to lightly and evenly apply your mascara whilst minimising clumps and smears.
“To coat your fan brush in your mascara, use a crisscross motion to pick up the mascara from the spoolie.
“Then, use a wiggling motion, starting at the base of your lashes and moving back and forth to coat your lashes from root to tip.”
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Experts say the hack can stop your mascara clumpingCredit: Getty
The unusual method can make applying mascara much faster