Perfect Peepers, Luscious Lashes: A How-To

Written by Alexis

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.

1. Curl

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

Any good mascara routine begins with a good lash curler – 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 couldn’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, it’s worth every penny.

Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler, $19,

2. Prime


You prime your face for makeup, and you should prime your lashes prior to applying drying mascara (no one wants brittle lashes). With Origins’ 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,

3. Mascara


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,


For curl, on the other hand, try Rimmel London’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,

4. Clean-Up


After a less than perfect application (sneeze ever mid-mascara? No, well, trust us, it’s a nightmare and q-tips just don’t always cut it), comb your lashes smooth with an eyelash brush like Sonia Kashuk’s Lash & Brow Comb.

Sonia Kashuk Lash & BrowComb, $7.99,

5. Add-on


For Natural At-Home Faux Lashes try Laura Mercier’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,

Bat those lashes, ladies. You’ve earned it.

Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.

About the author


a twenty-something West Villager with her Masters from Columbia. She has an unhealthy obsession with ripped jeans (which she wears even when conventionally inappropriate), wishes Christmas decorations stayed up year-round (even though she is Jewish), and is in desperate pursuit of thick Brook-Shields-like eyebrows (which she was genetically denied). She loves anything with horses, is addicted to pilates, and could wander around Sephora for hours.

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