Between lash extensions, lash perms, lash tints, falsies-- EVERYONE seems to understand that lashes are a girls best friend! They make such a huge difference in making you look bright, awake, and complimenting your face. Lashes are the things these days! Here are some of my tips for how I get full, long, lashes without any of the things mentioned above, along with some of my fav mascara recommendations-- even found some discount codes for y'all as well!!
4 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR MASCARA LOOK LONGER AND MORE FULL
1) WAIT A MINUTE BETWEEN COATS
This is the ultimate tip. If you're applying your mascara, then re-applying another layer right after the first, the mascara isn't building on itself and volumizing. Waiting a minute between layers allows the first layer to dry down and then the second layer will multiply and build onto the first-- adding length to each lash and volume. I apply 3 layers like this.
2) DON'T USE A WHITE LASH PRIMER
Good news and bad news here. Good news is that a lash primer is a great way to add volume to your lashes. Bad news is that for whatever reason, almost all lash primers are white. This is RIDICULOUS to me because I have yet to meet a white primer that comes with a black mascara that actually fully covers the primer and doesn't make your lashes look gray or "dusty". And gray lashes don't help your lashes to look bold and voluminous... they completely take away from that effect.
3) DITCH THE THICK EYELINER
A lot of people think "if I wear black liner, it will make my lash line look more bold and thick".... but no. Liner can actually take away from your lashes and make them look shorter! I've found that not wearing liner makes my lashes look a lot longer because the attention is on them and nothing else! They "pop" more! If I want a more defined look then I will just line my upper waterline instead of adding the liner on my lid.
4) CURL YOUR LASHES
This one is a give-in. :) Curling your lashes obviously gives the effect of longer lashes because it opens your eye up and really elongates each lash. I like to actually curl my lashes before I apply mascara and after my first layer. CAREFUL THOUGH-- your lashes will stick to your lash curler. I verrrrrrry carefully curl them after applying my first layer of mascara and then slowwwwly pull the lash curler away as to not pull my lashes out haha but I do find that curling after my first layer of mascara helps the curl to stay way better.
ALL TIME FAVORITE MASCARAS!
1) IT COSMETICS SUPERHERO LASH - $24
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This is my go-to right now. I cannot get enough and I don't see any other mascara beating this for a loooong time. There is SO MUCH TRUTH to why every beauty blogger is currently RAVING about this mascara.
2) MAYBELLINE FALSIES FLARED - $6
I used this for yeeearrrrrrs and years and for a $6 mascara, it's wonderful. I have found other great mascaras lately but this will always be a GREAT option and it's consistent.
3) TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA - $23
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This is arguably the most talked about and popular mascara in the beauty community and it is SO obvious as to why. This mascara is tried and true and makes your lashes look flawless. I go through periods when I'll use this religiously because it is just so easy to go back to and LOVE the way it wears.