The secret to luscious, long eyelashes

The secret to luscious, long eyelashes

Eyes are the windows to the soul. That's why many women who don't wear makeup on a regular basis will still give their lashes a quick swipe of mascara each morning. Forget foundation, elaborate hairstyles or eyebrows - mascara is the one crucial step of a makeup routine that many don't like to skip.

Why is that so? Well, by darkening, thickening and lengthening up each individual lash, it creates the illusion of wider, bigger eyes, which can really liven up someone's face. For small-eyed girls, this one-step makeup trick is a must!

Here's how you can achieve long, luscious lashes.

Find a good mascara

False eyelashes can be finicky and time-consuming. No one wants to spend crucial sleeping-in time waiting for lash glue to get tacky and messing around with tweezers.

A good quality mascara that does the complete package can be grabbed as you're heading out the door, to apply on the bus or even on the elevator up to your work.

Here are a few great mascaras to add to your makeup bag.

  • Benefit They're Real mascara - This has been described as the holy grail of all mascaras across the internet. The unique shape of the brush adds length and lift to your lashes, without going clumpy. It retails for AU$42.
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara - For dramatic volume, this is the tool for you. However, it does tend to smudge throughout the day, so you'll want to reach for the waterproof version. You can buy this for around $34.
  • Chanel Le Volume De Chanel mascara - It's pricier, but everyone who has used it claims it is definitely worth the price. For fullness, length and volume, you'll be paying at least $54 for this.

Or why not opt for a more long-lasting solution?

While these mascaras do the trick nicely, you'll have to replace them every three months or so for hygiene purposes. Overuse of an old mascara can lead to eye infections, which can turn into a serious problem.

Also, owning a good-quality mascara doesn't mean you'll automatically get great eyelashes. A lot of this is down to your technique, how many coats you put on, and how much time you have to meticulously apply it, and some people just aren't blessed with a good foundation of natural lashes to coat with mascara, unfortunately.

Never fear, there is a better solution for you. Eyelash extensions are the dream answer to a busy girl's life. They can look like false lashes, but don't require the time and effort of applying them each day. You don't even need to apply mascara - you'll wake up with long, luscious lashes that are voluminous and perfect.

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