Long full eyelashes are huge in the beauty world right now. Here are some of the different ways you can get the look.
One of the oldest kinds of makeup in the world, mascara is probably the easiest and fastest way to lengthen and thicken eyelashes. It’s a temporary solution, but there’s a wide variety of mascaras to choose from. You can find ones that darken your eyelashes, and almost all mascaras will make your eyelashes appear fuller and longer. Modern mascara wants can also help curl your eyelashes for the illusion of greater length.
2. False Eyelashes
False lashes are a good way to lengthen your lashes short-term. They come in a one-time-use strip that you apply to your lash line with glue or tape. They can be intimidating at first, but once you get used to them they get easier to apply. The main thing to remember is to let the glue dry so the strip adheres to your eyelid, then blend the falsies with your natural lashes. You can try out different styles too, from natural length to dramatic spikes and curls to wild colors.
3. Eyelash Extensions
You can also try eyelash extension kits for a longer-lasting lengthener. There are do-it-yourself kits available, or you can visit a lash technician or esthetician for a professional application. This type of lash lengthener is semi-permanent and more customizable than temporary false eyelashes. Usually, extensions are individual pieces that are glued to your lashes instead of a strip applied to your lash line. Extensions can be made of natural or synthetic fibers and there are a lot of styles, lengths and curls to choose from. If they’re properly maintained, they can last about six to eight weeks.
4. Nourish Your Lashes
If you’re looking for a more natural way to get longer lashes, you can try applying natural oils or adding an eyelid massage to your routine. While vitamin E and jojoba oil aren’t going to make hair grow faster, longer or thicker, they are good natural moisturizers and can help heal damage to your eyelash hairs that might be keeping them from growing. Similarly, massages aren’t going to suddenly give you full luscious lashes, but the movement and pressure can improve circulation and blood flow to coax growth. Try massaging a light natural oil near the roots of your lashes before bed.
Some people want to lengthen their lashes permanently, others just want to doll their lashes up for a night out. Whatever you want to lengthen your lashes for, there’s a way for you to do it.