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Did You Dream About Mascara? Here's What It Means

Have you dreamed about mascara? It's a complex dream symbol that can have multiple fascinating interpretations.

Scroll down for three different points-of-view from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about mascara.

Which of these explanations best matches your dream?

What does mascara mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about applying mascara suggests a desire to focus on your appearance and how others perceive you. What mascara means in your dream may be more nuanced.

It may indicate a need for self-enhancement or a wish to draw attention to yourself.

Alternatively, seeing someone else wearing mascara could symbolize your perception of that person. If the mascara is applied flawlessly, you may admire their confidence or beauty. If it's smudged or overdone, it could represent a false facade or deception. Both of these dreams highlight the importance of appearances and perceptions in your waking life.

Mascara can be a very deep dream symbol to really clarify. To really say without any doubts, I would need to get an understanding of the dreamer's life and current circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of applying mascara may be a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the "ego ideal," a self-constructed image of perfection one strives to emulate.

The dream-symbol can have many permutations however. It suggests a subconscious effort to align one's actual self with this ideal. Witnessing another person wearing mascara, however, may be indicative of "projection," a defense mechanism where one attributes their own insecurities or flaws onto others. If the mascara is applied immaculately, it may reflect an admiration or envy of perceived perfection. Conversely, if it is poorly applied, it could signify a recognition of the other's failed attempts at facade, mirroring one's own fears of inadequacy. Both of these dreams underscore the complex interplay between self-perception and external judgment.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of applying mascara symbolizes a spiritual quest for self-expression and authenticity. It's a call to enhance your spiritual vision, to see beyond the physical and delve into the depths of your soul. It's about revealing your true self and not being afraid to show your vulnerabilities. Seeing someone else wearing mascara in your dream, by contrast, signifies your spiritual perception of others. If the mascara is perfectly applied, it could represent your admiration for their spiritual strength or wisdom. If it's smudged or overdone, it could symbolize your discernment of their spiritual struggles or pretenses. Both of these dreams emphasize the spiritual journey of self-discovery and understanding others.

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So which interpretation of the dream is best for you?

Which of the above interpretations for mascara fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing. Just about any dream image can signify a wide range of things — or symbolize many different realities from our daily life.

Have a unique dream analysis on dreams about mascara of your own? Chime in with your own ideas in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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