Beauty How-To: Use Makeup to Make Your Lashes Look Longer

Not everyone is blessed with Betty Boop’s eyelashes. But without the length to bat your lashes, how’s a girl supposed to get out a traffic ticket? You’ll be blowing stop signs without worry in no time with a few tricks of the trade that add miles to real eyelashes.

Curling is a Must:
Even though it resembles an archaic torture tool, using an eyelash curler is necessary for maximizing length and curl. For best results, use on clean, makeup free lashes. Try shu uemura eyelash curler for great results! Never use an eyelash curler after applying mascara – the mascara can stick to the curler and pull eyelashes out.

Apply Some Heat:
If a traditional eyelash curler does not give you the results you want, try a heated eyelash curler. These handy devices use a little bit of heat to coax eyelashes up making them appear thicker and longer.

Primer Power:
Eyelash primer is one of the most underappreciated tools in the beauty wardrobe. A good primer (like Smashbox’s Lay Lash Primer) conditions lashes, thickens their appearance, and adds length before mascara is applied.

Powder Trick:
Thought loose powder was just for setting your complexion? Think again. Dust your lashes with a little loose powder before applying mascara. The extra material adds to the appearance of thickness, making the powder particulates look like they’re just part of your lashes.

Grab a Jar of Vaseline:
Many women swear by this home remedy for fuller eyelashes although there is no scientific proof that is makes lashes fuller. Apply a small about of Vaseline to lashes right before bed each night to hydrate lashes and encourage growth.

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