Pretty peepers with long, flirty lashes can be the greatest weapon in a gal’s beauty arsenal.
And there are so many products designed to enhance eyelashes such as eye lash extensions that there’s no reason that any girl should go without.
From high powered mascaras to the newly popular eye lash extensions, find what suits you best, and let’s make with the eyelash batting.
High Powered Mascara
Mascara is a pretty basic tool that seems to do the trick nicely for most ladies.
Look for volumizing and lengthening varieties in vibrant blues and greens or basic black and brown.
Check out the pricey-but-worth-it Dior Show or the tried and true Maybelline Great Lash. There are even lash conditioners and primers to help fatten up that lash line if your mascara needs a bit of a boost.
Apply a single coat to get you out the door in the morning, or several more for a more dramatic look.
False eye lashes and eye lash extensions are available in full strips or individual clusters, and some are half-sized to apply just to the outer corner of the eye for a cat-eyed look.
There are many styles and colors of extensions from the wild and bejeweled, to barely there natural. Everything you need is available in kits for home use.
Application can be tricky, especially for newbies, but with a little practice, you’ll soon be batting lashes with the best of ‘em.
Strip eyelashes are the easiest to apply, and can be trimmed with small scissors to fit your eye.
Once the strip is properly sized, apply a very thin line of glue to the edge, using either a toothpick or the nozzle of the glue tube itself. Blot off any excess with your finger.
Wait a moment or two for the glue to become tacky, and then carefully press the edge of the lash strip into your lash line, paying special attention to the ends, which can sometimes be tricky.
Hold in place for a few seconds, and then open up those peepers and blink normally.
If any of your natural lashes have gotten caught or connected, break them up with your fingertip. Repeat on the other eye.
Strip lashes, especially the more dramatic varieties, can feel pretty weird when you first put them on.
They take about ten minutes or so to settle, and soon enough you’ll be used to them and may even forget you’ve got them on.
To remove strip lashes, pull them gently off from the outside in.