9.18.2012

How To: Get the Biggest Lashes

You will never see me without concealer and mascara. While I've been blessed with decent lashes, I loooooove mascara and have tried just about every drugstore (and a few high end) mascara I can get my hands on. My ears perk up when someone says mascara and I get ready to launch into a discussion. But before I turn this post into a way too detailed post on mascara that would only interest me, I'm sharing my technique to Get the Biggest Lashes. I don't use this every day, but when it's a special occasion (hey, going to Trader Joe's for Sea Salt Brownies is totally a special occasion) I use TWO mascaras, so enjoy.


T O O L S:

  • Eyelash Curler
  • Lengthening Mascara
  • Volumizing Mascara
  • Spoolie 
M E T H O D:
  • Curl lashes with an eyelash curler. Even if you don't use mascara, this will make a HUGE difference. Find one that suits the shape of your eyes--this is necessary. I've had excellent luck with Revlon, Tweezerman, and Shiseido
  • I curl for 5 seconds at the base (you'll want one that doesn't pinch) and then pump the curler as I get to the middle and hold for about 3 seconds, and then pump until the tip, which I hold for a second or two.
  • Next, I add lengthening mascara. I'm currently loving L'Oreal Telescopic. It features a plastic comb "brush" which is excellent for getting every lash, separating lashes, and not clumping. The formula is a wet one. It doesn't aggravate my contacts/sensitive eyes. 
  • I apply this mascara in a fan pattern--meaning I think of my lashes as a fan. I brush from the root to tip towards the left section, then the middle, and then the right. I usually do one coat. 
  • I hold the wand vertically to get the ends for extra length.
  • Finally, I add volumizing mascara, like Prestige's Blackest Lashes (which is a drier formula) or my fave L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black (wet mascara). Both brushes are traditional mascara wands.
  • I repeat the fan pattern and wiggle the wand from the root to the tip. And then make sure my end lashes are covered by brushing them vertically. I usually do one coat.
  • To get rid of any clumps, I'll brush through them with a spoolie (clean mascara wand). I've gotten these for free from Sephora and use those for my travel bag, or use a spoolie brow brush, like mine from Ardell.
  • That's it! It doesn't take me oodles of time I promise--just an additional 5 minutes to my makeup routine.
after, before

Other lengthening mascara options I use often:
  • Maybelline Stiletto (I loved the old formula better--am I the only one?), CoverGirl Lash Blast Length,  Wet N Wild Mega Length (not my fave but works in a pinch)
Other volumizing mascara options I use often:
  • CoverGirl Lash Blast (another FAVORITE), Dior Show (expensive classic), Rimmel Scandal Eyes (another wet mascara), Benefit They're Real (dries out quicker than I'd like for the $ but good).
Other options for smaller eyes:
  • CoverGirl One By One (plastic wand) , CoverGirl Falsies (curved brush)
NOTE:
  • I excluded mascaras that have fibers in them, since they aggravate my eyes & I do not use them.
dry vs wet formulas


What's your favorite mascara?


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50 comments:

  1. great tips. I'm love long lashes. My current fave mascara is the telescopic one you mentioned.

    xo erica

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  2. great ideas! i hadn't thought of using two types of mascara

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  3. Wow! Definitely needed this!

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  4. WOAH!!! What a huge difference that made! The curler is my secret trick too
    :)

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  5. I'm using Diorshow and really like it. But my best tip is the Talika mascara that not only enhances your lashes but make them grow!!!!!!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  6. I am def not blessed with pretty long lashes :( I used not wear mascara at all bc I was lazy to take it off at night lol now I can't live without it and CG last blast is also one is my fav

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  7. My favorite mascara... I actually have two. One is by YSL and one by Chanel. I'll post about them on my blog soon.

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  8. Oh wow, that is quite a difference. I have teeny tiny lashes so every little tip helps

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  9. Great post !

    Love your style and see you as such as good inspiration :) !

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  10. that's truly amazing elle! beautiful eyes and eyelashes.
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  11. i REALLY need to get back to curling my lashes don't i? this just proves it.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  12. DANG GIRL! You've got some SKILLS. WIll you come to my apt and be my forever makeup artist?

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  13. Great tips even though I was blessed with dark, thick, long eyelashes that don't require mascara but I do throw it on once in a while to spice things up :)

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  14. Great post. I wasn't gifted with thick eyelashes so mascara & an eyelash curler became more of a necessity. :)
    I'm currently using Maybelline Volum'express waterproof. It's working well for me but will be trying a lengthening one before volumizing.

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  15. I love Dior mascaras the most because it gives me the most length and volume. I was born with drag queen lashes, though, so it really doesn't take much to amp them up.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  16. Wow! I can't believe you were able to achieve this look without fake lashes! I need to buy a new eyelash curler... thanks for sharing your suggestions!

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  17. I'm such a lash girl- I always have mascara on. :) I'm digging LORAC's Multiplex 3D Lashes as of late- serious volume and length pay-off!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  18. I looooove L'Oreal's Voluminous mascara. I've been wearing it since college, and though I've tried other brands, I always go back to it. I think it's comparable to DiorShow for a fraction of the price.

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  19. OMG! Your lashes are too fab, like your hair....so jealous!!! And love L'Oreal Voluminous too:)

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  20. Great tips! Your eyelashes look great! I NEED a new eyelash curler. It's on the list of things to get. Thanks for the options. I never know which one to get..

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  21. Your lashes look great! I especially love Mary Kay mascara.

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  22. Thank you for sharing I need to try this at home!

    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  23. Omg I can't believe the difference! Will definitely use some of these tips next time I wear mascara (which isn't much haha).

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  24. Looks great..your eyes are SO pretty!

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  25. You're so lucky! I have the shortest, stubbiest lashes ever. But somehow my hubby has nice long ones. I've always wanted to try the prestige one since I hear so much rave reviews on youtube about it.

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow that works so well! I use CG Lash Blast and it works great with curling my lashes.

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  27. I haven't use an eyelash curler in years.

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  28. Your eyes look so big and beautiful!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  29. I've discovered the pleasure of the lash curler... Such an amazing tool!!!

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  30. I'm obsessed with The Falsies right now. I have bad lashes... dark at the root but blond at the tips, so they look super short without mascara.

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  31. Holy crap that before and after is amazing! Seriously. I'm going to need to pick up some new products (already have the curler!).

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  32. Wow! What a difference! I never tried using two types of mascara. I use Covergirl Megalash, but I think I might try the L'Oreal.

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  33. Ahhh wow, I never thought of using two different types of mascara before, thanks for the tip, your lashes look amazing!

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  34. Omg your lashes look so long!!! What a difference. Won't work on me as my Asian eyelashes are short and thin. Ugh hate it :(

    Lovely post!!

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  35. Omg your lashes look so long!!! What a difference. Won't work on me as my Asian eyelashes are short and thin. Ugh hate it :(

    Lovely post!!

    Zara gift card giveaway for $400 on http:// fashion-a-holic.com/page/10/

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  36. I love love love mascara. I also have pretty decent lashes. My SIL and I always have lengthy conversations about mascara that bores the heck out of #1 Brother. I really like Lash Stiletto but I found Scandal Eyes waaayyy to messy for me.

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  37. Whoa! Those amazing before and afters! Definitely bookmarking this post for future reference!

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  38. I use Loreal Voluminous in Black Brown and I will never use anything else! Love it!

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  39. Amazing results. Thanks for sharing! :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  40. girl, i use 3 diff mascaras every single day! i'm a little out of control! but you're totally right, it works!

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  41. my personal fave is maybelline! on you, i really like the dry mascara!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  42. Wow, what a difference that makes! Thanks for the great tutorial - I've never thought of wearing 2 mascaras!

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  43. Your lashes look amazing!! Definitely trying this.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  44. I have never tried two mascaras at the time, but how you have explained it makes a lot of sense. Your lashes look amazing! I'm currently using Maybeline and I'm quite happy with it. I will have to try your steps. Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  46. Wow, your lashes do look awesome! I'm usually just a swipe-and-go mascara user, but I'll have to try this for a night out!

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  47. your lashes look amazing!!! i'm going to need to try this!!

    http://everythingsalwayssunny.blogspot.com

    kristin
    xx

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  48. I'm such a mascara junkie...have you tried Too Faced's new fiber lash? Game.changer.

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  49. That's a good technique, Elle. Well, it's true, if you don't have an eyelash curler yet, get yourself one! :P Use it after you put on the mascara. Or maybe, you can use a thick mascara and keep going over your eyelashes with it.

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