If you began life with short lashes or recently developed them, getting them noticed can take a little work. I know all about this pesky problem; I am a professional makeup artist and I know it’s frustrating. Don’t give up on your quest for longer lashes. Are you ready to take those lashes from skimpy to sexy?
False Eyelashes, Please
If you want big lashes but don’t have much to build on, you can’t go wrong with falsies. Once you get the knack, you can slap these fluttering enhancements on whenever you need them. I recommend that beginners use falsies with the adhesive already on them. (Much easier for newbies to use.) Personally, I like applying the individual lash pieces using tweezers and lash glue. A few on the outer ends is all you need for instant va-va-voom!
I Need a Curler!
If you don’t already use a lash curler, now’s the time to start. Even if you have seriously short lashes, you can create the illusion of length just be flipping the tips. However, do use the lash curler before you apply mascara. You could break and lose lashes if you curl post mascara application.
Longer, Slinkier Lashes-Now
Lengthening mascara is a girl’s best friend. Get longer lashes with these specialized formulas and applicators. (As a makeup pro, I can’t tell you how much I love Maybelline mascara however there are some other great ones out there too.) You’ll notice that the mascara wand is longer and fluffier. This helps distribute the color evenly for the longest lashes possible.
My Two Coats
Mascara should always be doubled, that’s especially true if you can barely see your natural lashes. A lot of women do make mistakes with the double coats though. They allow the lashes to dry in between coats and end up with the dreaded “spider legs.” It’s crucial that you get those two coats on while the mascara is damp. I recommend that you work on one eye at a time.
Comb Those Lashes
Smooth those lashes by combing them regularly. Use a brush or comb to remove debris and loose lashes. You’ll get a better mascara application and just prettier lashes.
If all fails, talk to your physician about prescription medication that stimulates growth. For some, these medications really do work.