When it comes to beauty tips, I have a few up my sleeve, but the most frequently asked questions I receive are related to eyelashes! My natural eyelashes are longer than most, but without any product they’re not that impressive. I’ve tried so many mascaras, tools, and tricks over the years and I want to share them with you today!
It’s all in the wand. I’ve come to realize that a mascaras formula, while important, is no where near as crucial as the brush used to apply it. The style, size, and material of a wand will work differently for everyone, but we all have our own magical combo! I prefer softer bristles, and medium wands, the Maybelline mascaras are the most compatible with my lashes. The Falsies and the Total Temptation are my all time favorites. 🙂
Coat the top AND bottom! When applying your mascara, make sure you comb through the top side of your lashes and the bottom side. This will help to evenly distribute the product and make them look fuller!
Layers. When I really want my lashes to pop, I layer my mascaras. I find that using two completely different style wands gives the best results. My favorite combination lately has been the Maybelline Total Temptation…a softer brush, topped with the Flower Beauty Lash Warrior…harder, plastic comb-like bristles.
Pump up with powder. Similar to the fiber-lash concept, dusting your lashes with loose translucent or baby powder between coats of mascara will help fill them in and make them appear more voluminous. Ex: Apply 1 coat mascara, dust with powder, apply 2nd coat of mascara. I don’t do this too often, but it does work — give it a try!
Remove clumps as you go. Clumping is sometimes inevitable, especially as a mascara begins to dry out. Use a tissue or your fingers (if you don’t mind them getting dirty) to remove any clumps! Place your lashes between your fingers, and gently press them together to flatten out and rid of any large clumps. Once they’re gone, add a fresh coat to bring your lashes to their full potential.
Clean up is key! I always make a mess when applying my mascara. I’m not sure how to avoid it, but it usually ends up everywhere. So to clean up, I put a dab of lotion or baby oil on a pointed q-tip and spot clean! It works great!
That’s pretty much it! Sometimes I’ll use the traditional lash curler (hit it with a blowdryer for extra oomph!), but I recently had the opportunity to try out an actual heated eyelash curler from Chella Beauty …and I couldn’t resist.
The first time I used it, I followed the directions and it was definitely not what I expected. It was a total fail/mess/nightmare, but after playing around with it some more, trying to use it a few different ways, I had some luck! If you’re interested, you can watch it all go down on YouTube! (The one I tried was really affordable, and I have a coupon code if you want to test it out yourself!) –>
Chella also offered to give away a heated lash curler on Instagram! You can enter to win here… the winner will be announced tomorrow.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found some of these tips helpful! Do you have any eyelash secrets to share? Leave them below!