What’s better than one great mascara? Mixing two! Different mascaras have different benefits. Some add volume, some lengthen, some curl and some are waterproof. By layering two different ones, you can finally achieve the perfect lash look.

To create long and thick lashes, begin with a voluminous mascara and then add a coat of lengthening mascara on top. You can even play around with different types of application brushes and different colored mascaras. One key tip to keep in mind is to make sure the first coat isn’t too wet or too dry before adding the second.

Trial and error is the name of the game when creating your ideal mascara cocktail. And when you find the perfect recipe, don’t reveal your secret ingredients.