Best Trick for Better Lashes
Awkward close up photos, sorry bout it.
Everyone has a favorite feature they play up. Some rock the red-lip, some are bronzing babes, and others (like myself) are just all about the lashes. Nothing is more stunning to me than a girl with full, thick, and long lashes that make her eyes pop. If they’re fake or real, it doesn’t really matter if they look natural. But the reality is, most of us don’t have the funds to keep up with lash extensions. And most of us don’t have the time to mess with false lashes and glue. Plus, there is the obvious struggle and fear of them never really looking all that natural anyways. So, what do we do? We improvise. But not in an, “this is all I can do” type of improvise. More like an, “ok I’m 22-years-old with no beauty budget but I’m not going to let my eyelashes suffer, so here I go” kind of thing.
With that mindset, and through trial and error of every Pinterest-promise-remedy, I discovered my favorite way to achieve those full, thick, and long lashes; MASCARA LAYERING. And it’s really exactly what it sounds like. Layering/using more than one mascara at a time. Brilliantly easy! You’ve heard of it? Ok, so you’re ahead of the game. Good for you, go spread the love. But for the rest of you, shall I continue? Ok perf, thanks.
Choose your mascaras wisely: one for fullness and one for length. If you’re going to be using two different mascaras there is a purpose in that, right? So laying with two of the same brand/type isn’t really going to do anything. You have to choose two that serve different purposes. My specific suggestions are to find one for fullness, and one for length. Make sure the brushes and bristles are distinctly different. Perhaps one is synthetic fibers (good for volume), and the others is rubber-bristled (more clump-free). Experiment with different brush shapes to see what works best with your lashes and eye shape. My girl Michelle Phan has a great article (here) describing mascara wands, shapes, and bristles in detail if you need more information on that.
Use them simultaneously. I like to start with my volumizing mascara. It’s the brush with more bristles, and usually made from synthetic fibers. Focusing on one eye at a time, I go over my top lashes thoroughly with my first mascara (fullness). Quickly, while it’s still wet, I go over them with my second mascara (length). My second brush has less bristles and is excellent for separating lashes that were clumped together from the first mascara. Amazefest, am I right? Because just like that you have full AND long lashes with hardly even trying!
So, there you go! My #1 tip for better, fuller, longer lashes. My non-Pinterest-promise-remedy that actually works. ((BTW, my favorite lash duo so far is Loreal Million Lashes and Urban Decay Perversion in case you want some fab options to start off)).
Article first published via Twenty-Something Living