Lengthen Your Lashes

There are a couple of important things that you can to do to get long, luscious eyelashes!  One of the quickest alternatives to long lashes is by wearing fake eyelashes.  These fake eyelashes can be applied individually, or you can buy eyelashes that are held together with a band for a quick one-time application.

If you don’t prefer to use fake eyelashes, you can try to lengthen your eyelashes with an eyelash curler.  You can get relatively inexpensive eyelash curlers at the drugstore or grocery store – Revlon has an eyelash curler for a reasonable price.  Next, take your eyelash curler and clamp down on the roots of your eyelashes for about two seconds.  The curler is curved so that you can hold the curler up to your eye and get the clamp very close to your roots.  Next, move the curler a little further back towards the tips of your lashes, and then clamp down on them for a second to two more.

After curling your eyelashes, you should apply a coat of some type of volumizing mascara.  Cover Girl’s Volume Exact mascara is a really good mascara for lengthening lashes.  The color of mascara doesn’t really matter when you are trying to make your lashes look longer, so choose whatever color your feel best.  Generally, though, girls with darker hair opt to wear black mascara, and blonde girls can choose between black and brown.  But really, it’s up to your personal preference!

Apply the mascara from the root of your lashes to the tip.  You should start from the outside of your eyes and work your way towards your inner lashes.  Go slowly, and wiggle your brush back and forth a little bit to make sure that you’re getting enough mascara on your lashes.  After finishing each eye, go back over the tips one more time with the mascara wand to add the maximum amount of length possible.  Make sure that you don’t apply too much mascara on the tips, though, or else your tips can start to look clumpy and fake.

You can also strengthen your eyelashes by using an eyelash conditioner or primer.  These eyelash fortifiers are sometimes applied before you put on your mascara in the morning, and other ones you can wear right before you go to bed.  There are also similar tricks that you can try at home, like apply a coat of olive oil or castor oil to your lashes with an old mascara wand.  These eyelash conditioners and home remedies can help your eyelashes to grow and get fuller.

A great way to lengthen your lashes and still have them look natural is to change your mascara regularly.  Generally, you should change your tube of mascara every four months or so.  This way, your mascara will stay fresh and won’t begin to get clumpy on your lashes.  You’ll also avoid getting germs in your mascara if you change it regularly.  This way, your lashes can continue to stay healthy so they can be naturally long and luscious!

In addition, there is one final way to get longer eyelashes – eyelash extensions!  Unfortunately, this option is also the most expensive.  Eyelash extensions do a great job of lengthening your lashes, and they usually last for a couple of months with only a handful of touch-ups.  Usually it costs $100 or more to get extensions, but they are definitely worth it if you can afford it.  Your local salon can apply them for you.  And while you’re at the salon, you might want to get your eyelashes dyed as well!  Then you won’t have to bother with applying mascara to your long lashes for a few months either!