If you have naturally short eyelashes like me, you are probably looking out for tips and tricks to make your lashes appear longer and bigger as well. Of course you can always go for falsies or eyelash extensions, but for an everyday look to go to school or work you probably prefer a quicker and more effortless option. Mascara is definitely a must to achieve that elongated and thick lashes look. Some mascaras work better than others, so you have to do some trial and error until you find the brand that works best for you! I've been using the L'oréal False Lash Wings/ False Lash Flutter Mascara for some months now and I've really gotten a grip on how to make it work best. If you're still searching for a great mascara I would certainly recommend it (you can find my review here: http://beautiesmoothie.blogspot.be/2013/09/loreal-false-lash-wings-false-lash.html).
Now on to my little trick to achieve long and natural looking lashes.
These are my lashes without any mascara. As you can see they are pretty short.
Here you can see my lashes with mascara (L'oréal Fasle Lash Wings). My lashes look longer and thicker, but still a bit clumpy and messy.
Now here's the trick to get the most out of your mascara.
After applying a layer of mascara you need to curl your lashes using your finger. Press your finger to the roots of your lashes so they curl upwards, hold this for ten seconds.
Then repeat the step of pressing your finger on the roots of your outer lashes, hold it again for ten seconds.
Lastly I put my finger on the ends of my lashes and fold them towards my upper eyelid, to get a very curly effect. Hold it again for about ten seconds.
Because your holding each step for ten seconds, your mascara and lashes will dry in a curly form. Your finger will also have taken off the excess of mascara, all the clumps are gone!
This is the result.
As you can see my lashes look long, curled and natural. They're even and the clumps are gone.
Before and After
Full face after
I do this trick everytime I apply mascara. It's basically the same technique as when you're using a lash curler, but it's less damaging since you're finger doesn't have a sharp edge like a curler.
I hope you will try this trick, it works great for me and it will only take 30 seconds of your time!
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