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A Short History of Eyelash Makeup
Almost every woman enjoys the appearance of longer fuller eyelashes and this has been so for centuries.
During the time of the ancient Egyptians and Romans darkening the eyelashes was accomplished by using Kohl or soot. During the Victorian Era, women used Castor oil to condition their eyelashes.
In the early 19th century the House of Cyclax in London, used burnt matchsticks were used to darken eyelashes.
During the 1910’s some women added hot beads of wax to lengthen their eyelashes, while others used petroleum jelly.
During the 1920’s the first eyelash curler appeared, it was called the Kurlash, although it was expensive and difficult to use it was still very popular.
In the 1930’s a fashion trend of false eyelashes began. There seems to be a bit of discrepancy as to who invented the first mascara product, it could have been Rimmel and it could have been the founder of Mabelline.
However, the ingredients include coal dust and Vaseline. The first mascara product was called cake mascara and included wax. You simply wet the brush, brushed it over the cake and then applied it to your eyelashes.
In 1957 Helena Rubinstein invented a tube of mascara with a wand applicator.
In the 1960’s, the film Cleopatra brought about an emphasis of eye makeup, while women began lining their eyes and sockets with eyeliner and wore heavy mascara.
During the 1970’s a softer appearance in eye makeup became trendy, and white eye makeup appeared.
The 1980’s saw a come back of fashionable eye makeup, although it may have been either more natural or more accentuated by the actual environmental location that a woman may find herself in, many college students were using darker and fuller colors of mascara and eye makeup.
Today, we use a natural blending of various time periods when applying our make up, however it is quite popular to have a more natural appearance than it has in the most recent past. Advanced Science has also given us eyelash conditioners such as Lilash Eyelash Stimulator, that can give you thicker, fuller, and longer lashes.
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Interesting Eyelash Records
Guinness Book of World Records
The current holder of the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest eyelashes belongs to Sahebro Rajaram Didwagh of Maharashtra.
Measuring in at their longest of 2.8 cm, while Jasmine Jawanda has eyelashes that range between 2.25 to 2.50 cm
In 2007 a University of Florida student measured one of his eyelashes as being 9 cm or 3.5 inches long.
Beautiful Eyelash Tips
Using an eyelash primer on short eyelashes increases the appearance of having longer lashes.
You can create fuller longer looking eyelashes by first applying a light coat of face powder to your lashes after curling them and before applying your mascara. Try it, it does work.
Brushing your eyelashes after applying mascara and letting it dry aids in separating the eyelashes making them appear fuller.
You can also stimulate the growth of hair, including eyelashes by drinking plenty of Orange Juice.
The use of an eyelash curler will enhance the appearance of your eyelashes making your eyes appear wide open and brighter.
Before applying your mascara you should comb and separate your eyelashes for a more becoming appearance.
Celebrities enhance the appearance by trimming just the tips of their eyelashes, creating more density. You can have your cosmetologist do this for you.
Massaging your lashes with a small bit of olive oil will condition your eyelashes.
Remember to apply mascara to the tops and bottoms of your eyelashes for a fuller, longer heavy lidded appearance that is quite sexy and eye catching in appearance.