Emilia Clarke has a genius mascara secret: 'It opens my eyes up'

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The 'Game of Thrones' actress swears by this mascara for her classic beauty look. (Photo: Getty Images)
The 'Game of Thrones' actress swears by this mascara for her classic beauty look. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mascara is one of the few things that can make you look put-together in just seconds: A couple of swipes is all it takes to produce an eye-defining look you can wear every day.

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is a mascara superfan—and she has a clever trick to make the most out of those few seconds of primping in the morning.

"I pile on mascara because it opens my eyes up," Clarke told Marie Claire in an interview. "I like to use two mascaras together. Dolce & Gabbana The One mascara elongates and also separates my lashes, so I don’t get that clumpy effect, which is really good. Hourglass Caution Extreme mascara, which I apply afterward, is the sh*t—it’s so good. When you use two of them together, you get the separation and the drama. It’s a day-to-night-thing I love doing."

Unfortunately, the Dolce & Gabbana mascara is discontinued, but Lancôme Définicils Lengthening and Defining Mascara is one of the best on the market for lengthening and separating lashes (it even has over 1,900 near-perfect reviews from Nordstrom shoppers).

Clarke’s second part of her mascara cocktail is Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara. The cruelty-free beauty brand’s mascara is an all-in-one that delivers length, volume and lift in a single swipe thanks to a unique formula and 4D brush. The result? An effortlessly timeless beauty look in seconds.

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara’s innovative 4D brush combines two brushes with densely-packed bristles to perfectly coat lashes from root to tip in the smooth, ultra-glossy formula. Its tapered tip makes reaching the tiny lashes in your inner corner and on your bottom lashline easy and seamless — and one stroke is all it takes to get that trifecta of volume, length and definition.



This all-in-one mascara delivers lift, volume and definition in a single stroke. (Photo: Nordstrom)
This all-in-one mascara delivers lift, volume and definition in a single stroke. (Photo: Nordstrom)

The 32-year-old’s inspiration for achieving a look that transcends trends? “I love classic makeup looks," Clarke explained.

"I’m a lover of Old Hollywood glamour. If I honed in on what peak beauty means to me, I look to Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe. I love a red lip, black liquid eyeliner, and lashes — that’s all you need. This is the makeup look I’ll always lean on because your face looks fresh and classic.”

Score Emilia Clarke’s favorite mascara — and the Dolce & Gabbana dupe — at Nordstrom right now and get free shipping!

Shop it: Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara, $29, nordstorm.com

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