Learn to show off your eyelashes to the maximum with these easy tips!
The first step to show off your lashes it to use an eyelash curler. An eyelash curler will give your lashes a curve and open up your eyes, making the lashes more visible. When using an eyelash curler, place the pad as close to the base of the eyelashes as possible. Slowly squeeze the curler pad closed, hold, then release slowly, and pull the curler away from your eyes. Caution: don’t release the curler and pull away at the same time, or you might risk pulling out some eyelashes! Go slowly and be gentle to your lashes. It’s best to curl the eyelashes prior to mascara application. If you need to use the curler again after you’ve applied your mascara, do so very carefully since mascara can cause the lashes to stick to the curler – so before you pull the curler away from the eyes, make sure all your lashes have separated away properly from the curler.
Next step, try using a lash primer to thicken the lashes prior to mascara application. A lash primer or lash conditioner provides a base coat for your mascara. Lash primer appears as white or clear on the eyelashes. It will condition, thicken and strengthen your lashes all in one step, even before you apply your mascara. Just brush a lash conditioner onto your lashes, base to ends. Let it dry completely prior to mascara application.
Last, apply mascara to your upper lashes from the base to the end of the lashes, coating the lashes as fully as possible. Wait for the mascara to dry completely before applying additional coats. Idea: Turn your mascara wand upright and ‘tip’ the ends of your eyelashes with the end of the mascara wand, thus coating the very ends of your lashes with a good amount of the mascara, helping your lashes to appear longer and giving more definition to the ends. You may wish to do the same step to your lower lashes, but use sparingly, as too much mascara underneath the eye can make the eyes appear tired. Use a clean spoolie or lash brush to comb through your lashes if they need to be separated. Avoid pumping the mascara wand, as this introduces air into the container and can dry out the mascara. If too much mascara comes out on the brush in a large clump, it is likely that the mascara tube rim seal is not functioning properly; just wipe off the excess and insert back into the tube again. This will usually reset the rim seal. Be sure to let each coat of mascara dry completely before applying additional mascara to the lashes.
If you have trouble with mascara smearing, try to avoid touching or rubbing the eyes during the day. Also, be aware of any under-eye moisturizers that could be causing the smearing to occur each time you blink. Clean away smears with a cotton swab instead of fingers.
To help the base of your eyelashes appear thicker, use a very thin line of high-pigment eyeliner, either pencil or liquid, whichever is preferred.