If you don’t like the length of your eyelashes, using fake ones is a great option. But let’s be real, fake lashes can’t be used all the time, they’re not a practical option outside of more formal affairs, and certainly not for everyday wear. They are difficult to apply and can’t be worn for a longer period. Another option for long lashes is to make them grow. There are many ways to make your eyelashes grow, but it will also take quite some time until you see the results. Fortunately for you, we found ways to make your lashes appear longer with almost no effort at all, and in no time. Just follow these 10 simple rules and you’ll will see results immediately and get the look you’ve always wanted.
1. Use Baby Powder
Start by giving the perfect curl, with an eyelash curler, by holding each clamp for 8 seconds at a time. Then coat your lashes with mascara and let it dry. Now comes the part with the baby powder. Tap some baby powder into a jar, or your hand, then dip a Q-tip into the white dust. Dredge both the tops and bottoms of lashes with the baby powder, making sure that your entire fringe is coated with a light layer. Coat it with one or two more layers of mascara after this and voila, you have your long beautiful lashes, without much effort.
2. Add A Different Color To The Tips
You might not have heard about this particular mascara trick, but it’s been used since forever. ‘Minking’ is all about using two different colors of mascara to make your lashes appear much thicker and fuller. This ‘minking’ technique is used by the pros all of the time. All you have to do to get fuller eyelashes is coat your lashes in black, then use a dark brown along the tips and then coat them in black again. This absolutely will make your lashes appear thicker and longer, try it out.
3. Eyelash Curler
A quick trick to help your lashes look longer and fuller is using an eyelash curler. After one use, you’ll see just just how beautiful your eyelashes can really look and just how curly they can be. You should curl your eyelashes before you use the mascara, and by no chance after using it. If you do that, there is a big risk of accidentally pulling out your eyelashes. One more tip, be careful and don’t use your eyelash curler every single day, it can cause your eyelashes to break eventually. After curling your eyelashes, just apply mascara, and you’ll notice the difference.
4. Color Tricks
As we said before, you can use different color mascaras to actually make your lashes look longer. This is similar to the minking technique, and as efficient as that one. So how does it work? For example, putting black along the edge lashes and then brown in the middle can make your lashes appear so much longer and thicker. Just be careful with using different colors, you may get the opposite result if not mixed properly.
5. Take Your Time With The Mascara
We know that you don’t always have enough time to put on makeup, especially mascara, but when you do, try to take your time with your mascara. If you really take your time and slow everything down, you will actually notice that your lashes are so much longer and thicker in the end. Rush through everything else if you have to, just not your eyelashes!
6. Excess Is Waste
You don’t need a lot of mascara on the wand to get full lashes, in contrary you actually need as less as possible. Too much product on the wand will give a clumpy or messy application. When you buy a new mascara, during the first few uses of the bottle, the wand has an excess of mascara on it. Before applying any mascara on be sure to wipe the wand to get rid of at least 80% of the product. Remember, excess is waste.
7. Wiggle Your Wand
Here’s another easy way to get your desired look. When applying mascara, just start from the root of your lashes, then wiggle the wand of your mascara towards the edges, instead of making one swift, forward motion. This will make your lashes longer, fuller and more curled. Also, wiggle the wand at the base of the lash. This is very important because it going to separate the lashes so that the ends don’t stick together, thus lengthening them, instead of making them stick together.
Tightlining is the technique of applying eye liner to your upper waterline. Whether you use a small amount of eye liner to smudge along, or go for a more dramatic look with a winged look, using eye liner on your lash line will fill in any sparse gaps between the lashes.This is done to give the appearance of a fuller lash line. When tightlining, use an eye liner that is the same color as your mascara. If you have brown or blonde hair use brown mascara to have a more subtle look, and of course, make sure you use a matching brown eye liner as well.
9. Use Primer
What do foundation, mascara, and eye shadow all have in common? They work better with a primer! Applying an eyelash primer can make a huge difference in the appearance of your lashes. Primers look just like regular mascara, only they are a white or translucent liquid. Put on your eyelash primer before you put on your regular black mascara, then watch your eyelashes lengthen before your eyes.
10. Don’t Sleep With Makeup
This is more of an advice, than a tip on how to make your eyelashes look longer, but it’s worth reading. While once or twice won’t hurt you, making a habit of sleeping with your mascara on, can cause your eyelashes to fall out over time. Then instead of worrying if your lashes are long enough, you’ll be dealing with a more serious problem. Your eyelashes are very delicate, they can’t bare to be covered in old, clumpy mascara through the night. If you want to protect your lashes and keep them healthy, long, and thick, don’t sleep with your make up on!