All of us want thick lashes like we see in those Maybelline mascara ads. But face it girls, those eyelashes are photoshopped to perfection! Sadly, some of us suffer from very thin lashes and it becomes hard to apply mascara because you can’t get the brush to evenly apply it around your lashes!
While you can opt for a lash extension, a few smart tricks at home can give you something close enough to the mascara ads!
Tight line: Apply eyeliner to the waterline of your eyelid. This will make the root of your lashes appear darker and therefore making the lashes seem longer and eyes more open.
Curl: Lashes always look longer when curled as straight lashes look shorter because of the angle they are viewed from. For a more natural curl, start at the base of the lashes then work your way up. Be gentle when doing this as you don’t want to loosen the hair follicle making your lashes prone to falling out, or even worse just pulling them out all together!
MAC Prep + Prime
Prime: For the fullest look possible it is important to use an eyelash primer before applying your mascara. An eyelash primer will help your mascara to adhere to your lashes as best it can and will also provide a larger surface area for mascara application, resulting in seemingly thicker lashes. Primers are typically white which will help you to ensure coating all lashes as they will be more visible to the naked eye.
Sephora Instant Eye Makeup Remover
Remove: In order for your lashes to stay healthy it is important that you remove your eye make-up properly every night. Letting make-up sit on your lashes for an extended period of time is bad for them and will not help them grow! Use and oil based eye make-up remover for quick and easy results, without needing to be too rough tugging and pulling at your lashes.
Moisturise: Apply vaseline or a thin coat of olive oil to your lashes before you go to sleep at night. Keeping your lashes hydrated will increase the natural volume of your lashes over time and will stimulate growth as they will be healthy.
Eat: Silicone is what will promote hair growth and therefore lash growth. Some silicone rich foods are: whole grains, flaxseeds, rice, oats, white onions, asparagus, cabbage, parsnips, lettuce and cucumbers.