Vibrating mascara, an innovation said to revolutionize the application of mascara, has a vibrating or oscillating wand that aids in the application process. Different brands offer different levels of vibration or oscillation that are generated in the handle of the wand and extend through the tip of the brush. The choice of whether to use a vibrating wand is up to the person applying the mascara, and it is simply a matter of what works best.
The purpose of the vibrating wand is to create more defined lashes without the addition of false eye lashes. The vibrating technique is said to create far greater volume than a traditional and non-moving wand. Length is also thought to be increased by the added motion.
Those wands that vibrate verses oscillate do so in a horizontal motion. The purpose of this is to create a smoother look when the application process is completed. It is also thought to further decrease clumping.
Another benefit said to be achieved from the use of vibrating mascara is that of less clumping on the lashes. Clumping on lashes has long been a problem of mascara wearers. Not only does this create an unnatural appearance, but it also will cause flaking, which leaves residual blackness under the eye.
To apply vibrating mascara, the technique is basically the same from one brand to another. Once the vibrating mechanism has been activated, it is best to begin at the base of the top lashes and apply outward. Keep applying until the desired thickness and length have been achieved. After the top lashes have achieved the preferred look, begin with the same motion on the bottom lashes.
Neither the vibrating mascara wand nor the oscillating mascara wand come with a speed control setting. The lack of speed control may prove to be an issue for some. Both types of wands do maintain consistent speed, however. The batteries for both type of wands are located in the wand side of the two-piece mascara tube. The batteries are not interchangeable, so when they run out new mascara must be purchased.
Vibrating mascara, the lash-enhancing product with an added motorized mechanism, is costly when compared to traditional application wands. In regard to shape and size, the packaging of the vibrating mascara is very similar in size to tube mascara. With the similarity in size, packing it in a makeup bag will present no greater problem than with the traditional variety.