• Question: Why can't girls put mascara on with their mouths closed???

    Asked by hazar to Amylou, Maria, Mark L, Mark U on 22 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Amy Evans

      Amy Evans answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      hi hazar, I’m not sure that there’s any physiological reason but it may be that it helps us to concentrate so that the keep a steady hand and don’t get mascara all over our faces. A bit like how some people stick their tonuge out when they’re trying to concentrate.

    • Photo: Maria Konstantaki

      Maria Konstantaki answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      Yes, i have also not heard of a physiological reason, but it is easier to raise your eyelids with your mouth open rather than closed and position the mascara where you want on the eyelashes.

    • Photo: Mark Uphill

      Mark Uphill answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      Hi hazar, there is an implication that males CAN put mascara on with their mouths closed! There’s an experiment in the offing!!