For fabulously flirty lashes, women go to great lengths, yet often times we miss out on crucial steps. After picking the brains of numerous women, here is the ultimate to-do list for luscious lashes.
Any good mascara routine begins with a good lash curler â€“ and the best is, without a doubt, from Shu Uemura. I had heard all the hype from industry experts about it for quite some time but, until I tried it, just couldnâ€™t understand what made it so much better than my seemingly trusty (and cheaper) one from the drugstore. Try it and you too will see what the hype is all about. Trust me, itâ€™s worth every penny.
Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler, $19, Sephora.com
You prime your face for makeup, and you should prime your lashes prior to applying drying mascara (no one wants brittle lashes). With Originsâ€™ Underwear for Lashes, your lashes will be protected, primed, plumped, lifted, and lengthened both for more dramatic results from your mascara and longer lasting clump and flake-free wear.
Origins Underwear for Lashes, $14.50, Origins.com
For thick lashes with volume, try Lash Venom from DuWop. It delivers the punch with Procapil (an amino acid strengthener) to not only plump and add length but also to hydrate for healthier and stronger lashes over time. Plus, it has vitamin E and an acrylic polymer to prevent smudging and flaking.
DuWop Lash Venom, $24, Sephora.com
For curl, on the other hand, try Rimmel Londonâ€™s new Sexy Curves Mascara for lashes up to 70% curlier. With its hourglass shaped applicator, lashes are curlier than ever. And, with its collagen-enriched formula, amplified as well.
Rimmel London Sexy Curves Mascara, $7.49, Rimmellondon.com
After a less than perfect application (sneeze ever mid-mascara? No, well, trust us, itâ€™s a nightmare and q-tips just donâ€™t always cut it), comb your lashes smooth with an eyelash brush like Sonia Kashukâ€™s Lash & Brow Comb.
Sonia Kashuk Lash & BrowComb, $7.99, target.com
For Natural At-Home Faux Lashes try Laura Mercierâ€™s Corner Lash. The small strip of lashes specifically designed for the outer corner of the eye is easy to apply and creates a fluttery, flirty effect that works even on women with close-set eyes.
Laura Mercier Corner Lash Faux Lashes, $18, lauramercier.com
Bat those lashes, ladies. Youâ€™ve earned it.
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