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Do You Keep Your Mouth Open When Applying Mascara?

While applying mascara this morning, I couldn't help but laugh at myself.

It's something I've been doing for years, and I know I'm not alone; my mouth opens wide the minute the wand touches my lashes, and my face seems to contort with every stroke.

I've done a little research into this phenomenon. Perhaps it's a way to keep from blinking or relaxes the eye muscles for easier application. Whatever the case may be, tell me how you do it.


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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
i totally do!!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
i cant help it!
SorceressJade SorceressJade 8 years
I don't, but with herp_mommy's comment... maybe I should try it. I'm always poking myself in the eye.
akroque91 akroque91 8 years
I never had done that, but its interesting thing to know about and notice.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I know that I used to but I'm not sure if I still do or not, I haven't noticed.
me-n-myself me-n-myself 8 years
good question bella, i never really notice about this but i don't think i am
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I do sometimes, but my biggest habit is opening my eyes horror-movie wide...otherwise I get it everywhere!
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
it always does, and if i notice, then i close my mouth, but otherwise it hangs right open.
SoBourjois SoBourjois 8 years
Ha ha! I do too but don't know why. Sometimes I catch myself and close it because I do look silly.
keiraz keiraz 8 years
loool sometimes :-D
qtpie qtpie 8 years
maybe it makes your face more stiff and you're less likely to blink
burntpineapple burntpineapple 8 years
haha i actually tend to purse my lips instead of opening my mouth. weirdd
Abbigail Abbigail 8 years
My boyfriend has commented on this phenomena several times. He thinks its so weird. Most of the time I don't do it, but sometimes I open my mouth a tad.
MaIIaya MaIIaya 8 years
It is funny, and I wonder if there is an actual scientific explanation for it, but i do it too!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Out of curiosity, I just tried to put mascara on while keeping my mouth closed. I jabbed myself straight in the eye with the mascara wand and had to remove a huge glob of mascara smeared across my eyelid.
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 8 years
Sometimes :P
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
I am pretty sure that I do.
rachi99 rachi99 8 years
Yep, I'm a mascara gaper - maybe it's because I'm amazed at how good I look (hee hee)! I also, inexplicably, close one eye when I do my hair. Always. Don't have any reason to - my eyesight is fine - but I seem to be unable to keep both eyes open while fixing my hair. I didn't even realize I was doing it until my husband said something a few years ago.
AllaWallaBalla AllaWallaBalla 8 years
I tilt my head back (it's a trick I picked up on Youtube) to get closer to the roots and avoid getting mascara on my eyelid. I don't think I ever opened my mouth but I do scrunch my face in weird ways, hehe.
apma apma 8 years
I don't actually. I do bite my lip though which I also think is weird.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
It is an automatic response when I go to apply my mascara; my mouth just opens up,lol. Funniest habit however I have yet to poke myself in the eye (which happened once when my mouth didn't open,lol.)
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
No, I look down at my mirror with my eyebrows raised to apply mascara. My mom says it looks like I'm staring at my reflection scornfully. XDD
neonbee neonbee 8 years
No. I'm so weird; I either pout or bite my bottom lip.
emalove emalove 8 years
Actually, no, I don't...
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
haha i thought i was the only one
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