If you've always wanted glamorous eyelashes but have no interest in wearing eyelash extensions, you'll be pleased to learn that there are several simple things you can do to have those long luxurious lashes you've always dreamt of having.
Caring for Your Eyelashes
Having long, full eyelashes starts with the proper care of those tiny, delicate hairs that help to protect the eyes. First, be sure to thoroughly clean the face, including the eye area before going to bed each night. Use a cleanser that's intended for use on the eyes, or even simple baby oil, provided you aren't wearing eyelash extensions, along with a soft pad or a few cotton balls and gently clean the eyes until no makeup remains.
Curling Your Eyelashes
Curling the eyelashes just doesn't make the lashes seem longer, but it also helps to make the eyes appear larger and brighter. Using a basic eyelash curler on clean lashes, clamp the curler down firmly and close to the base of the eyelashes for about five seconds before releasing gently. While you can spend extra money on an eyelash curler that's heated in order to set the curl more, you can achieve the same effect simply by using your hair dryer, pointing it toward the clamp part of the curler for a few seconds, taking care not to overheat and run the risk of breaking or burning the lashes.
Primer just isn't for the walls before you use paint as another type of primer is also used on the eyelashes before applying makeup to make them seem both longer and thicker. Eyelash primer is usually white in color and comes either as a separate product, or along with mascara. Less is more when using primer so be sure to gently wipe the wand on a clean tissue before applying to the lashes. When using primer, it's important to start at the base of the lashes, as close to the lid as possible, and then making a zigzag motion upward toward the ends of the lashes for the best effect. Don't forget to make sure the tips of the eyelashes are amply coated in primer as well, allowing it to fully dry before applying the rest of your makeup.
Applying Eye Makeup
Mascara isn't the only type of eye makeup that helps the lashes to appear longer. Using the right color eyeliner that's applied properly, which is on the outer rim of the eyelid, never the inner part that touches the eye, will also help to make the eyelashes seem longer and fuller. Also, use eyeliner sparingly and keep the line thin and as close to the base of the lashes as possible to bring them together, making them appear thicker.
Much like when using primer, gently wipe the mascara wand before applying to the lashes to avoid clumping and having flecks of makeup fall down onto the cheeks. Apply two coats of your favorite mascara, allowing the first coat to fully dry before putting on the second, and then finish the look with an eyelash comb. Using the little comb helps to separate the lashes, removes clumps and excess bits of makeup, and makes the eyelashes seem even more defined.
By following these few simple tips, you can enjoy long, luxurious eyelashes without ever needing to deal with the hassles, not to mention the expense, of wearing fake eyelash extensions.
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