Eyes speak the language of the heart, they say. Unspoken words can be seen and read in the mirror of the eyes. Your eyes can be your best feature if you pay just a little bit of attention to your eyelashes. It's true that everyone is not blessed with long eyelashes, but if you use the right techniques, you, too, can enjoy longer eyelashes without using costly eyelash extension products and treatments. Not only will these techniques, give you a fresh younger look, they will make your eyes look bigger and more noticeable.
Check out the eyelash products and techniques below and choose the ones that work for you. No matter which one you try, the result will be the same: you'll look like you have thicker, longer eyelashes!!!
1. Comb Eyelashes
Combing your eyelashes with a special eyelash comb as part of your daily routine, will actually make your eyelashes longer. By combing your eyelashes from the root up towards the tip, it separates the eyelashes so they are the longest they can be and in the right position. If you apply mascara after this, there will be no clumping of the lashes, and your eyes will look bright and beautiful.
2. Curl your Eyelashes
An eyelash curler is one of the most ingenuous eyelash products and can give your eyelashes that extra curl and bounce needed for them to look bigger, fuller and more beautiful. The curler should be used gently by clamping down at the eyelash base, working your way towards the tip, so you can get natural looking curly eyelashes.
3. Use Eyelash Accelerator
If you use an eyelash accelerator mascara (there are many to choose from), your eyelashes will become longer, shinier and thicker. It really does work.
4. Combine Primer and Mascara
If you use a clear-colored mascara called an eyelash primer that is applied on the eyelashes as an undercoat before mascara application, it will lengthen, nourish and thicken your eyelashes. And, if you apply a quality mascara on your upper eyelashes and just a touch on your bottom eyelashes, your eyelashes will look longer.
Some more mascara tips:
- If you comb through your eyelashes with an eyelash comb after putting a little mascara on the comb, you can separate them to give them a fuller, longer appearance.
- A heated mascara wand will push up your eyelashes and curl them so your eyelashes look thick and long
- Mascara will blend fake eyelashes with your real ones, so they look more natural, longer and accentuate your overall appearance.
5. Try Eyeliner
If you apply a black waterproof liquid eyeliner really close to your eyelash line, you can make your eyelashes appear longer because it seems as if there is more hair towards your eyelash roots.
Tightlining, a technique used by makeup professionals gives the illusion of longer eyelashes. Using a gel-based eyeliner alongside the eyelid water line on the eyelash underside with an angled liner brush from the outer eyelashes to the inner ones makes eyelashes appear longer. After that, a liquid eyeliner can be applied over the lashes to shape and fill them up.
Some more tips:
By extending the eyeliner line subtly at the outside corners of your eyes, your eyelashes will look longer.
If you push black eyeshadow into your eyelash roots with a small eyeliner brush, it will look like you have long eyelashes.
6. Minking Eyelashes
A technique called 'minking' is a great way to get longer eyelashes and wider, brighter looking eyes. The technique involves using two different mascara colors like black and brown. Apply black mascara on the eyelashes, then apply brown mascara on the eyelash tips, and lastly, recoat your eyelashes with black mascara to add depth and length to your eyelashes.
7. Applying Fake Eyelashes
If you want your eyelashes to look longer and more dramatic, then try fake eyelashes available as single, full-lash and partial eyelash sets that are applied with a special glue adhesive. Applying mascara on the fake lashes gives the impression that the eyelashes are longer, and make you look and feel like a celebrity.
If you apply a small amount of Vaseline (petroleum jelly), olive oil, castor oil or coconut oil to your eyelashes and leave them overnight, your eyelashes will grow naturally and be conditioned. It may take a while till you see the results, but it's worth the wait.
There are a lot of commercial products and treatments available in the market which will make your eyelashes longer, but they are pricey and come with certain side effects. However, if you follow the techniques and use the eyelash products given above, you will not have to spend so much money and will also avoid the side effects. And above all, you will look like you have long eyelashes whenever you want.