If you read my blanket scarf rave the other day, you know that I promised to show you how to get thick, long eyelashes without resorting to false eyelashes...
Not that I have anything against fake eyelashes, but I've just never mastered applying them. And why mess around with falsies, when this technique works so well?
In addition, it's a really budget-friendly look -- you can pick up all of the tools you'll need at Walmart. I hit the grocery store far more often than any department store these days, so that's a HUGE bonus in my book!
- CoverGirl Lashblast Intensify Me Liquid Liner -- I love this product for its flat wide tip, which is perfect for stamping a very thin line right against your lashline.
- L'Oreal Voluminous Super Star Mascara -- This base + super-extending fiber mascara combine to make your lashes really long and thick.
- eyelash curler -- Choose the best quality you can afford, cheaper models can tear and even cut off lashes.
- eyelash comb -- I prefer the metal eyelash combs, as pictured, if you can find one.
Super long eyelashes are a fantastic way to add that finishing touch to your evening makeup for the holiday season. Now that you have the tools, here's how to get the look.
4 Steps to Full & Long Eyelashes
- Line your lid super close to the lash line. As I mentioned above, this is where the Intensify Me liner comes in super handy -- it's ideal for this task.
- Curl your upper eyelashes with the lash curler. If you want, you can blast your lash curler with a hairdryer for a few second to heat it up, but I typically just curl mine cold.
- Apply the L'Oreal Voluminous Super Star base to upper lashes only. I like to wiggle it back and forth horizontally, and I pay special attention to the tips, making sure they're completely covered front and back. Comb through after applying with the eyelash comb to make sure all of your lashes are separated.
- Apply the L'Oreal Voluminous Super Star mascara to upper and lower lashes. Again, wiggle the wand back and forth horizontally and then pull it through to coat the tips well. I also like to pull my outer lashes to the outside, winging them out as I'm brushing to really open up the eye. Comb through both upper and lower lashes with the eyelash comb to make sure they're all well separated.
Since I haven't mastered the art of selfies, either, I borrowed my 11-year-old's eyes for a quick demonstration. On the left you'll see her eye sans liner and mascara, and on the right is her eye with the technique outlined above. She has fairly long lashes to start with, but this liner/mascara combo works wonders for all eyes!
And if she looks this cute still sweaty and unshowered straight from soccer, I have a feeling we're in for it in a few short years! (I sent her right upstairs to shower and wash her face after shooting this.)
What makeup look are you looking forward to trying this holiday season?