Looking to lash out? The desire for longer, thicker lashes is one that many women (and men) share. Whether your goal is to create a more dramatic look, or just to enhance what you already have, there are plenty of ways to get the results you want. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the ultimate guide to achieve drool-worthy-lashes.
- Lash care, my friends!
You take care of your hair, and your lashes should be no different!
First off, always keep your skin clean around your eye area, but not overly so. You don't want to strip away all the natural oils you need for healthy lashes! A gentle lash cleanser and a moisturizing eye cream will do just fine - if you're looking to invest in an extra lash product, we recommend using castor oil as it is filled with nutrients that help lashes grow.
2. Don't rub your eyes!
This can cause premature lash loss and even damage the delicate skin around your eyes. Touching your lashes is another no-no. Your fingers are full of germs and oils, the last thing you want to do is transfer these onto your eyes (which will make it easier for bacteria to grow).
3. Be gentle with that curler
Curling your lashes opens them up and makes them look longer. But be sure to be gentle and to use a good quality curler - one that isn't too tight - to avoid damaging your lashes.
4. Lash extensions baby
If you're looking for something a little more permanent, consider getting lash extensions. These last anywhere from two to three weeks and are great if your lashes tend to fall out easily or break frequently.
5. A little serum love
Use an eyelash serum! We (of course) love our own "Whit It Into Shape Serum", as it's the only product we've come across that actually works and without the nasty chemicals (you can get it here). While more of a long-term option, serums are great if you want to maintain your lashes or just see whether lash growth is something that might be effective for you.
6. It's prime time
Use an eyelash primer! A little trick some women use to make their mascara last longer and look thicker - coat the base of your lashes with a primer before applying your mascara. This will help the mascara stick to your lashes and give you fuller, thicker looking lashes.
7. Selecting a fab-u-lash mascara
Choose the right mascara! Not all mascaras are created equal - some formulas are better for lengthening while others are great for adding volume. Play around with different brands and formulations until you find one that you love
Avoid using waterproof mascara as it can be very difficult to remove and often contains harsh chemicals that can damage your lashes over time.
8. Get ready to strip
When wearing strip lashes, make sure to use a lash remover. Tearing off your false lashes, without first using a remover to soften the adhesive, can damage your skin and natural lashes.
There you have it! The ultimate guide to achieving longer, thicker lashes. We hope you find these tips helpful and that you achieve the look you've always wanted. Happy lashing!