I typically get a lot of questions about my lashes. I hear, “Are those yours?!” “Do you wear false lashes daily?” “Do you have extensions?” I’m going to give you my personal tips to growing long, pretty lashes- no growth serum needed. Remember, your lashes are just like the hair on your head & they need maintenance. Here’s 5 easy tips to get yours growing!
Items you may need:
- Conditioning eye makeup remover
- Mascara *no more than 3 months old*
- Eye lash curler
Tip #1: Wash off your makeup every night. EVERY NIGHT! I know sometimes you just don’t wanna. Sometimes you are just too tired. Whatever your reason, figure out a way to wash your face. Personally, I wash my face & get ready for bed BEFORE I get too comfy on the couch at night. I also keep makeup wipes in my nightstand as a back up. Bonus tip: Use baby wipes instead of makeup wipes. They are less expensive, made for sensitive skin, & they work really well!
Why is Tip #1 so important? Mascara breaks your lashes. They become brittle and dry, then they break. I won’t get into what happens to the rest of your face. Ew. I’ll save that for another blog!
Tip #2: Condition your lashes. I use Ultrabland face cleanser from Lush. This heavy duty cleanser is tough enough to remove Sharpie magic marker from your skin & it’s all natural! No joke, that’s the demo they showed me years ago. It also conditions my lashes as it removes my makeup. The fewer steps the better for me!
Tip #3: Use an eye lash curler. Make sure to use the curler BEFORE you apply primer or mascara. Start with holding the curl for 3 seconds per eye. Need more volume? Add an extra 2 seconds per eye & evaluate. What’s primer? I’m so glad you asked!
Tip #4: Use primer. This is a double duty item that I love! Use primer (white) before applying the coat of black. Let it sit for about a minute before applying mascara. This will make your lashes look thicker immediately. Double duty tip: Use the primer at night on your clean lashes to condition them. My personal favorite is L’oreal Double Extend Mascara + Primer duo (gold & white tube). I always finish the mascara before the primer, so I use at night instead of tossing it.
Tip #5: Toss mascara every 3 months. I know, I know.. you don’t want to toss it yet because you just bought it! Here’s why you want to: Air, moisture, and bacteria living inside of the makeup become a breeding ground for a sty or eye infection after about 3 months. Buy a new one & save yourself a trip to the doc! Plus new mascara will give you better results.
I hope these tips help you understand what your lashes need to grow long & pretty. Do you have any tips to share? We’d love to hear from you! Comment here or LIKE us & join our interactive Facebook page!
Till next time dolls,