3 Steps to Perfect Lashes
posted on March 13, 2014 | by Amanda Holstein
While some girls feel naked without lipstick, I feel naked without mascara. Thick, lustrous eyelashes are a must when it comes to any beauty look – whether for a casual day at the office or a glamorous night out. I’ve experimented with tons of mascaras, brushes, and other eyelash tools and I’ve finally found a routine that works every time. Check out the results below and follow the quick tutorial for perfect lashes:
First step is to curl your lashes. I’ll admit, on a lazy day I often skip this step, but it really does make a huge difference. I also discovered an amazing pro tip that really works. Take your blow dryer and heat the eyelash curler for about 10 seconds before you use it. Make sure to touch it with your finger first before you use it to make sure it’s not too hot. Then use it on your lashes and hold for about 10 seconds on each eye. I also like to take the edge of my finger and press the lashes up to enhance the curl even more.
Now this is something I never would have done until I got a free sample of eyelash primer from Sephora. And let me tell you, I’m a primer fanatic now. This Lancome Enhancing Mascara Base softens the lashes and spreads them out so they’re perfectly prepped for mascara. Plus, the primer is white which makes the black mascara pop even more. Although it is another step to add to your routine, it only takes 2 seconds and is totally worth it!
And now for the mascara. Here I’m using BareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara. I have a little routine for this step and here it goes: first, swipe the brush upwards a couple of times until it coats all of your lashes. Then, wiggle the brush from side to side to help separate any clumps. Last, take the tip of the brush and apply it to the outer corner lashes. If you want to apply another coat, wait about 30 seconds for the first coat to dry – this helps avoid any clumps!
The end results are pretty impressive, don’t you think?
ooh i never thought priming would make that much difference!! i must try it! :)
L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara has a primer end and a mascara end — it’s a great drugstore alternative to the Lancome primer!
I’m a 1-step lash girl. Well, one step per day, and one monthly process. I have my lashes tinted once per month so that I can skip mascara. My lash curler is the one beauty tool I can’t live without. I blast it with my blow dryer for a few secs, curl, and my lashes are ready for the day. I’m 42, and this has been my routine for nearly 10 years. I never have to worry about running mascara, and best of all, no mascara to remove.
Around a year ago I was putting my eye makeup on and without realizing that someone else had used my curler AFTER they put mascara on, I used it. And it actually ended up ripping all of my top lashes out of my left eye… Traumatized. I haven’t been able to use a lash curler since then and I cringe just thinking or seeing people using them! I didn’t have full eyelashes for more then a month. Do you have any suggestions on how to either get over this fear, or if there are any other ways to curl lashes? I already have very long lashes and they naturally have a bit of curl to them already since I have natural curly hair..
Any tips would help!! Thanks!
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What a beautiful woman!! Thanks for the post )) My granny taught me to curl the eyelashes with the spoon ))) Was doing this many years, but after a course of Cherish Lash conditioner my eyelashes grew so much longer that became a little curly )) Much easier now to get ready! ))))
that was really helpful :)
You are doing amazing work! Thanks for sharing your wonderful steps. I decided I wanted beautiful eyelashes that don’t require mascara. I have used Careprost (same as Latisse) for a very long time and I love it! I WISH we could get it here, but thankfully we can get it online 😊. Just google ‘GETLASH24’ ❤️ to find it with promocode. When I’ve used other products, I have had some good results but often a lot of my lashes would suddenly fall out all at once. Almost as if those products would grow and lose lashes at the same rate. I have never had this problem with Careprost. My lashes are long and healthy. There is continual regrowth so I never have bald spots!
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