Although false lashes are a huge trend right now, it’s just one of those things that I am just not willing to put my eyes through. I’ve sensitive skin and super sensitive eyes so I’ve to be really careful about what I put on them. I also have medium length (neither very long nor too short so keep that in mind). The hair color on my lashes is dark brown with almost blond at the tips so without mascara they appear shorter than they are but still not so short that I feel not going out without mascara 😉 So in order to achieve the look of longer and fuller lashes, here is what I do.
For this first of all I use an eye lash curler. I’ve the one from Revlon. If you are looking for famous ones Sheisado makes one which is very popular or taste as well. I find that the Revlon one works for me so i didn’t purchase the more expensive one. I use it on my lashes 20 times at the base and 20 times at the top of lashes on each eyes. Be careful with this step. Don’t go over board and put a lot of pressure because that’d just rip your lashes off and don’t pinch your eyes too. It’s not a toy so proceed with caution :p
Then I use the Loreal mascara in the blue tube which has two wands. One that contain the white primer and the other contains the mascara. I only use the white primer side and give my lashes a couple of coats of that white base. I also comb out any spidery effect that I start getting (I just can’t stand that look but some people like it so choose what you wish). Then I let it still for a minute while I work on my other lash doing the same steps. After that I apply a couple of coats for the mascara that I am using those days. Than I comb out and separate the lashes again. BAM you got bigger fuller lashes without all the fake lashes and adhesives which irritates my eyes sometimes.
Technique # 2:
I use this technique only when I don’t have my Loreal primer not available. For this one you’ve to use 2 different mascara formulas i.e one that is waterproof and one that isn’t. I mostly try to use the ones that are the non waterproof ones on daily basis for going out because it it gentler on eyes (you must’ve noticed a theme going on by now :p). So first step is the same i.e curling the lashes with a lash curler. Then I use a few coats of waterproof formula (this helps in holding the curls) and comb it out. Then a couple of coats of non waterproof formula and then a final coat of waterproof one and keep operating the lashes with a lash comb or spooky whatever is available.
Note: It may not work for everyone since everyone has different eyes, length of lashes etc but do try if you want to glam up the eye makeup without going for fake lashes. I only shared because I was asked for it by a few people. Hope you find it useful 🙂