Eyelashes don’t matter. Well, reality check… they do! Dolling up without working up your lashes is like eating fries without ketchup – you’re cutting out on the good stuff. Think of Lola Bunny. All she needs to do is flutter her long black eyelashes at Bugs Bunny to get him to forget about everything else (carrots included). Ah, the kind of love we crave!
But first, before we go into the depth of eyeliner makeup tips, here’s a lowdown on all the different types of eyeliner out there. Go, take a pick of your choicest weapon of mass destruction.
Enhanced eyelashes really bring out the color of your eyes while adding character to your entire look, which is why it is a favorite among the brides.
But how do you amp up your eyelashes? Scroll on, to discover quick tickets to flirty lashes.
Products to enhance lashes
1. False Eyelashes
Meet false eyelashes. This one should be your tag-along BFF for every look, right from the ‘I woke up like this’ look to the ‘I’m getting hitched today’ look.
All falsies are created differently to serve varied purposes. We’re giving you a lowdown on the two main types of fake eyelashes.
1. Mink lashes – Mink lashes are made from soft mink hairs that create a fluffy eyelash look.
- Mink lashes are so lightweight, you’ll forget you’re wearing them. Comfort? Check.
- If you’ve got thin or brittle lashes (welcome to the club), call mink lashes to the rescue because they are one of the thinnest alternatives.
- Mink lashes are really smooth and are excellent at holding the curl because of their tapered ends.
- Mink lashes could instantly lose their charm when they come in contact with water. Clearly not for the overtly emotional ones.
- Mink lashes are not ideal for anyone prone to allergic reactions because they are made from animal fur.
- Mink lashes with their matte finish and tapered ends may not appear so natural as you’d like it to be.
2. Silk lashes – Silk lashes are made from silkworm cocoons to create a glossier and thicker eyelash look.
- We’re talking lashes that stay longer with all-day durability. Silk lashes can stand Indian monsoons better than other delicate lashes.
- Silk lashes are known for being hypoallergenic since they are only made from the cocoon of silkworms.
- Silk lashes with their semi-gloss finish appear quite natural as compared to other kinds of lashes.
- If you’ve got very thin lashes, you should avoid silk lashes as they are distinctly thicker.
- Silk lashes are not quite tapered at the ends and don’t do a commendable job at giving your lashes the curl effect for long.
While we’re at it, repeat with us: I shall never settle for shoddily placed falsies. So, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply false eyelashes. Time to get the falsies feel at home even if you’ve got butter fingers deterring you from any rookie attempts (been there, done that).
- Hold the eyelash strip and measure it against your actual eyelid. Cut off the excess.
- Ok, game time. Gently apply the lash glue onto the band of the falsies but don’t go on a goo glob fest. Wait for 20 seconds to let the goo dry.
- Holding a mirror further below your chin, look downwards and plop the strip onto your upper lash line with the help of a tweezer. Adjust to make it sit comfortably right on top.
- Now this is where you make it less obvious. Run a dark eyeliner above the band to blend it along with your lash line.
- Repeat on the other eye. Flutter away to glory.
Meet Mascara. This sultry lady’s got a wand that knows how to lift, thicken and define your lashes with her moves. Fiddle about with extensions all you want; the tried and tested mascara stays loyal and won’t let you down.
Types of Mascara
1. Lengthening mascara
Lengthening mascaras are a blessing in disguise for anyone who wants longer lashes without the hassle of extensions. Too much of volume, not your jam? If you’re simply looking for a clump-free look, the skinny brush of a lengthening mascara will ensure your lashes are coated with mascara right from the root, making them appear longer.
Ideal for: Short lashes
2. Volumizing mascara
A volumizing wand surprisingly bulks up each lash and they only get better with multiple coat. We’re talking bolder, falsie-level lashes that really enhance your eyes. In fact, a good volumizing brush is your less expensive cheat way to getting the luxe look of falsies or extensions.
Ideal for: Thin and sparse lashes
3. Lash defining mascara
Hate how your lashes seem to be getting more social than you, coming together each time while you struggle to separate them? To the rescue: lash defining mascara. It is made to give undivided attention to each of your babies individually for a natural look that’s not overboard.
Ideal for: Thin lashes
4. Curling mascara
A curling mascara does to your lashes what a blow dry does to your hair. It lifts your flat and blah-looking lashes. It gently curls your straight lashes to give them the lift they didn’t know they deserved. You can follow up a curling mascara with a volumizing mascara for further impact.
Ideal for: Skimpy straight lashes
How to apply mascara
You can’t go wrong with brushing your lashes with this stepwise guide on how to put on mascara the right way.
- First pick your best mascara. Pull out the wand from the tube and gently wipe off the excess by scraping the wand against the inner rim of the tube. This makes way for a clump-free application.
- Start swiping your upper lashes by getting the wand closer to the roots and then moving along in the upward direction.
- Swipe again on your upper lashes, now focusing on the top of your lashes.
- Using the tip of the brush, now apply mascara to the shorter bottom lashes starting from the inner eye lashes.
- For maximum lash payoff, go ahead and apply another coat.