Lashes. In my opinion, they’re probably the most important feature of a makeup routine besides eyebrows. Eyebrows frame the face, eyelashes draw people to your eyes – the windows to your soul. Great lashes are the difference between a cute, “blend in with the crowd” face and one that will be imprinted in the minds of everyone you pass by. Sure I may be embellishing a little bit, but you all know what I mean. We’ve all seen the difference between the face of a beauty guru before they apply their favourite mascara or pair of falsies and after….it’s monumental.
I like the almond shape of my eyes, but as you’ll see below, I was blessed with neither large eyes nor thick visible lashes. This often prevents my makeup from having that, “BAM!” effect, and left me feeling unsatisfied with my makeup routine….
….then a couple weeks ago, I found the answer!
First, I made sure to really focus on using a lengthening mascara. I’ve been using the L’oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara which I LOVE. First, the brush is cone shaped, so it makes it much easier to grab the eyelashes from the inner corner to the outer. The brush is also flexible at the top, so it makes it even less of a challenge to grab each and every lash. I apply this by running the brush from root to tip from the top of my lashes instead of from the bottom. This way, I feel like I get the ultimate grip over my lashes. After this, I layer with my Lancome Hypnose/Drama mascara. I never used to layer, but using a thickening mascara over the lengthening one has really helped boost the look of my lashes as you can see above. The brush on this is pretty average in my opinion, but since the bristles vary in length they seem to distribute product on the lashes in a unique way.
I know you’re probably wondering why I don’t just use a thickening + lengthening mascara? Answer: this works for me. I’ve tried that in the past, and I don’t get anywhere near the same results as I do using this combination.
Have you tried either of these mascaras? What’s your favourite?