IS IT TRUE that mascara can't be applied with mouth closed?

@kokopelli (4842)
United States
October 25, 2006 4:59pm CST
Have you tried? :)
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41 responses
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
25 Oct 06
My husband always makes fun of me for opening my mouth when applying mascara. If I don't consciously try to keep my mouth closed (and who cares if it's open?) it opens every time.
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
25 Oct 06
i know ... :)
@Jusred (1578)
• United States
23 Nov 06
Yes -It can be applied with your mouth closed~ How do I know? ~I NEVER apply mine with my mouth open.. Though most, i believe, do apply it this way~
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
23 Nov 06
yes, you're one of the few! :)
@himalanka (1340)
• United States
22 Nov 06
nope , i never noticed it, next time i will see that when i am using mascara
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
23 Nov 06
you'll see it's true, hehe.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
17 Nov 06
I've never seen it happen but it could be possible
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
17 Nov 06
hehe, try it :P
• United States
9 Nov 06
Yes, it can be applied with your mouth closed but it takes a lot of concentration. If you pay attention, most people that apply mascara to someone else also open their mouths. Crazy, uh?
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
9 Nov 06
oh yeah, those who apply mascara on others do it too, LOL. why do you think is that? :)
@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
18 Dec 06
Sure....I can apply it on anywoman with my mouth closed.
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
19 Dec 06
LOL! i won't even dare debate that! :P
• Canada
20 Dec 06
i didnt think so...lol..but its a whooooole different world if I'm applying it to the woman while shes got her mouth open...lol
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
20 Dec 06
i'm sure you'll be smudging it big time coz you'll be focused on the open mouth, lol!
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I must be an odd one cuz I always apply my mascara with my mouth closed. I've never felt the need to open my mouth when applying mascara. Yes, I'm a weird one, folks! Even a certain friend of mine says I'm freaky. :P
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
15 Dec 06
LOL! could be weird but not freaky! :)
• United States
15 Dec 06
LOL Well, he doesn't say I'm freaky because I can apply mascara with my mouth closed. He says I'm freaky cuz of... other stuff! Like this dream I had about him in a wheel chair and then later that day, finding out he was playing in a wheel chair at work. Freaky!
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
15 Dec 06
oh that. nah, not at all, i call that gifted! LOL!
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I use eyeliner more than mascara, but same concept. I read that it's a natural reaction in order to make the skin/muscles taut around the eyes. Amazing how our bodies knew that this would help, isn't it? Once it was brought to my attention, I realized how stupid it looked. So I now intentionally keep my mouth closed. It does take some amount of concentration to do it, however, so if I'm in a rush, my mouth is hanging open & I just don't care! Aloha!
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
15 Nov 06
LOL! you're right, who cares? :)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Haaaaaaaaaa, I have not worn mascara in a loooong time!!!... I just tried a fake mascara putter on....and YUP my mouth was open after I intentionally closed it but it went to open....Hmmmmm!!! Very interesting!
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
4 Jan 07
it's normal, hehe.
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I can do it with my mouth closed, but i always end up sticking my tongue out.
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
9 Nov 06
LOL!
27 Jan 07
haha i do that when im concentrating, i didnt notice it but my friend pointed it out to me when i was studying and when i was driving, he thinks its hilarious
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
27 Jan 07
lol! my dad does that too when he's concentrating on doing something (not on putting mascara, ok?) :)
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I have never payed much attention whether my mouth was opened or closed. I will from now on. LOL
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
26 Oct 06
haha, yeah :)
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
23 Nov 06
I payed attention, my mouth is closed.
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
4 Jan 07
did you exert effort to keep it closed? ;)
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
Bunny2 - Bunny2
LOL I read that years ago so made a point of trying it out and now I automatically leave my mouth closed when applying make up. I suppose it was like a personal challenge:)
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
Meant to say "now I automatically leave my mouth closed when applying mascara".
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
15 Dec 06
takes practice, hehe :)
• India
2 Feb 07
I think it IS possible to apply mascara with mouth shut. but normally while applying mascara to my lashes my mouth remains open.
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
2 Feb 07
yep, that's normal :)
@weemam (13377)
27 Jan 07
I have never tried it but I would love to know too lol xxgood discussion
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
2 Feb 07
tnx. go try it :)
@jal1948 (1360)
• India
27 Jan 07
the skin needs to be tight while applying mascara thats the reason for all the funny faces,it can never be applied with mouth closed,
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
2 Feb 07
mouth opens instinctively, lol! but it can be done with mouth closed, with effort and consciousness :)
@wyykidd (1460)
• Singapore
21 Jan 07
I tried after reading your post! And realised that I've been doing it with my mouth open! Then I tried with my mouth cloesd. I could do it but it's more difficult with mouth closed. :)
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
22 Jan 07
yep, and you need to be conscious about keeping it closed, lol!
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
5 Jan 07
YEs, it's true it cannot be done. Just like when you are feeding your baby baby food, your mouth opens automatically as well, its liek you are trying to show him/her what to do. WIerd..
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
5 Jan 07
lol! weird indeed :)
@mfrancq (1808)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I have actually just noticed that I put mascara on with my mouth open very recently. Since I noticed, it has been driving me nuts. I have attempted to do it without opening my mouth, but then i catch myself doing it! I don't know if it is possible!
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
29 Dec 06
lol! it is possible but hard, needs concentration :)
• India
20 Dec 06
I have never tried any sort of make up. But after reading this I am keen on trying it. Will let you know once done :)
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
20 Dec 06
ok, will be waiting ;)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Hahahahah. It's hard, but it can be done, as I have done it with my mouth closed. It's an effort though. :)
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
20 Dec 06
indeed, hehe.
@lafavorito (2964)
• Philippines
15 Dec 06
Not really, I apply my mascara perfectly with my mouth closed, but my eyes are very much open I thought they would pop out! hahaha!
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
15 Dec 06
LOL! i guess opening our mouth applying the mascara should be a natural thing to do for our face muscles.