Feature Focus: Lashes

 

Oh, lashes! Personally, this is a topic I’m asked about on a daily basis. I take special care to ensure my lashes are looking lush – regardless of the occasion. The question I get most is: “Are they fake?” Nope, I grew them all by myself! Accentuation by our eyelashes is a simple way to enhance your eyes and create the illusion that your eyes are much larger than they really are. And who wouldn’t want that?!

 

My Routine…

For everyday wear, I use the Lancome Cils Booster XL. This product is phenomenal! It dramatically improves the length and volume of your eyelashes when used in conjunction with a quality mascara. I’m partial to the CoverGirl Lash Blast or the Lancome Doll Eyes.

I apply one coat of the XL, focusing especially on the tips and smaller lashes of the outer eye. I then apply one coat of mascara, curl, and then a second coat of mascara.

 

Recommendations…

Blondes – If you have naturally fair eyelashes, try using a semi-permanent lash tint. Though not quite the commitment of a salon procedure, it will produce similar effects. Be sure to choose dark brown mascaras for a more natural look, if the rest of your features are also fair.

Lash Dip Semi-Permanent – http://lashdip.com

Short Lashes – I’m not a fan of most false lashes. I find them to be obvious and show-girl-esque. However, there are a number of higher quality options that avoid such aesthetic downfalls. Half-set or individually applied false lashes are the best. If you’re considering lash extensions, first try growth serums such as LiLash. Check the ingredients to be ensure nothing is going to irritate your eyes if you have sensitive skin.

 

Tips and Tricks : CURLING

Shopping – Look for a high-end curler that features a soft but plump plastic insert. I use the curler by Lise Watier.

Technique – Start with light to moderate pressure at the base of your lashes. Hold for 5-10 seconds and release gently. Then, apply moderate pressure midway up the lashes. Hold for 5-10 seconds. Always be gentle with the skin around your eyes as it is much thinner than the rest of the facial tissue – making it susceptible to damage.

 

*Featured Image via polish.tv

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