Hey you! I hope you had a great weekend. But first, I wanted to thank you for your feedback on Friday's post. I appreciate your advice so much. Today's Quick Tip is how to get thicker, fuller lashes. No fancy lash growth serums or false lashes required! Just an easy technique I bet you're already doing.
Here's what you'll need:
1--If you're wearing shadow, do that step first. I skipped it here. Next, curl your lashes and apply a volumizing mascara. This is the first trick to making lashes look thicker. I like L'Oreal Voluminous or Dior Show. See the mascara wand (aka spooley) in the pic above? This type of traditional brush gives volume. Wiggle it at the base of the lashes before moving it up.
2--Choose the liner for your upper lash line. Despite the name, the purpose of eye liner isn't to line eyes, it's to make lashes look thicker. Choose from pencil (pictured from last month's IPSY bag), gel (in the collage above), liquid (usually has a felt tip, like you'd use for winged liner), or powder. The trick here is to make sure there is NO skin gap between your liner and the lash line. You wouldn't believe what a common mistake this is!
4--Here's the biggest trick to get thicker lashes--line the waterline. Not lining this area allows the skin under the lash line to show through and disrupts the illusion of fuller lashes. I admit, using a pencil always makes my eyes water, but when I use a brow brush with product instead, it works. Just gently lift up the upper lashes and press product onto the waterline. Yes, this is safe for contact lens wearers and it doesn't hurt. If the brow brush is too big for you, try a traditional liner brush--it will say it's a liner brush on the packaging. It's smaller and pointed, so it will take longer, but it works just as well.
And that's it! From here you can smudge a shadow underneath the lower lash line (I skipped it here). It looks less harsh than a liner underneath the bottom lash line. If you get transfer of liner from the upper waterline to to lower, you can leave it or you can gently remove. Remember to make sure there are no gaps around your lash line and you're set!
What's your favorite liner? Mascara?
- How was your weekend? I have a cold so mine was spent at Sofa City. ;) I am feeling a little better and glad I had the weekend off to relax!
- DON'T FORGET my link up on the 22nd--next Tuesday. Here's more info.