How to maximize the defining effect of your lashes

       
October 24th, 2011 | Contributed by:

Make your eyes pop with a set of gorgeous lashes!Eyes are often the first thing people look at. When you take in someone’s face, you’re not going to hone in on their lips or notice the shape of their nose. You’ll be taking in their eyes – what color they are and what kind of vibe they’re giving off. Some people say eyes are the windows into people’s souls, so if you want to tweak just one thing about your makeup look, you may want to consider defining your eyes.

A set of fabulous fringe will definitely do the trick to getting your eyes even more attention than they normally get, but not everyone was born with thick, full lashes. Luckily there are plenty of ways you can upgrade your lashes and make them look as full and lush as you wish they were.

All you need are a few tools and products and you’ll be on your way to luxurious eyelashes in no time. The first thing you want to invest in is a good eyelash curler, like Talika – Heated Eye Lash Curler. Curling your lashes will make them look fuller and longer because they’ll be more noticeable than if they were sticking straight out. A heated curler gets you fast results that will last all day, but even the regular curlers, like Paula Dorf – CURL-UP Eyelash Curler work great.

The next thing you need is a great mascara. There are plenty of different kinds out there that do exactly what they say they’re going to do, whether it’s adding volume, lengthening, thickening or defining. Some kinds, like ModelCo – Fiber Lash Extreme Lash Extension Mascara Kit have fibers in the formula which bind to your lashes and make them look much longer. It’s like fake lashes in a tube! Finding the right kind for you just depends on what kind of look you’re going for. Once you find a mascara that you like, you may want to invest in a shimmery topcoat that you can add on top of it for a little extra sparkle on special occasions.

When you apply mascara, it’s always a good idea to apply two or three coats. This will make sure every one of your lashes is covered and you’re getting the effect you want. It’s important to allow each coat to dry before adding more on, otherwise you won’t be building the product. Use a lash comb like Youngblood – Synthetic Eyebrow/Eyelash Defining Brush after each coat to make sure your lashes are separated and don’t have any clumps.

For really special occasions where you want to go all-out with your fringe, you may want to try a pair of false lashes. All you have to do is apply the glue either to your lash line or on the edge of the falsies, then use a pair of tweezers to hold the lashes and press them onto your lash line. It’s crucial to get them as close to your own lashes as possible. If you don’t want the full effect, ModelCo – Lash Out Individual Lashes + Glue can give you just a hint of length by adding a few lashes into the middle of your lids or on the outer corners.

After you apply false lashes, cover up the line by smudging an eyeliner over it, then using mascara to blend the fake lashes with your real ones. Your eyes will pop and you’ll feel like a supermodel every time you blink.

As long as you choose the right mascara for your lashes and take the time to curl them before you apply it, you’ll hardly need any other eye makeup to make your eyes look wide awake and beautiful.

       

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