The first time I actually gave out this tutorial, was on Snapchat. I showed my best-friend Maddie the steps in 3-5 second intervals because it was way more fun than actually writing it out in a text message. It was also kind of hilarious because makeup companies can’t seem to help themselves and give mascaras long and absolutely ridiculous names that don’t completely fit on Snapchat. Anyway, today I thought I’d make it easier on everyone and just share this tutorial in a post–even though Snapchat is much more fun.
Besides my eyebrows which get a mixed reaction from everyone I meet (bold brows for the win), I get the most complements on my eyelashes. It’s funny how many strangers have come up to me and gotten super close to my face to examine my eyeballs–it’s actually quite terrifying.
To tell you the truth, my lashes aren’t exactly the most extraordinary of its kind that I have ever seen. Mine are pretty average–I’ve just found a way that tricks everyone into thinking they’re something that they are not. Smoke and mirrors people, smoke and mirrors.
My trick for lashes that almost “raise the roof” is layering and after experimenting for a good while I found a 3 step combo that lengthens, darkens and thickens my lashes to sheer perfection–making them seem like a pair of falsies. Sadly falsies are a pain and I’m too lazy to put them on everyday–I don’t know how those celebrities do it.
To start out this tutorial–always curl your lashes before applying mascara! It really gives an extra lift and opens up your eyes without much effort. But never, ever squeeze too hard! Be gentle and delicate because it is easy damage your lashes or completely rip them out.
Eyelashes are like bananas, they have a short shelf life and fall out after a small amount of time. Don’t add to it by making them drop even faster! Contain yourself with that eyelash curler.
My three step process is all about my three favorite mascaras, and lucky for us they are all drugstore brands! You don’t need to fork out money for expensive mascaras when cheaper brands work just as well.
- Step 1: Lengthening – L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara
- Step 2: Darkening – Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
- Step 3: Thickening – L’Oreal Voluminous Extra Volume Collagen Mascara
They really need to get a handle on the names for these mascaras.
These are my bare-lashes along with the “Drew is not amused” face. I had no idea how relatively pissed off I ended up looking in this photo and it cracks me up.
Also like I said, my lashes look pretty darn average.
Step 1: Begin by using the first (gold) mascara on the top lashes only. I’ve found that this particular mascara makes a clumpy mess of the bottom lashes, so I just avoid using it there altogether.
This step starts the process of extending the lashes before we begin adding the others right on top and it’s already made a huge difference when comparing both of my eyes.
Step 2: Use the second mascara (green) to coat the top and bottom lashes. Don’t be afraid to really go after this one focusing at the base. I love the formula because it sufficiently darkens without making me look like a washed up panda.
Step 3: Lastly, take the third mascara (black) and go after your top lashes and maybe even the bottom focusing on the ends. This mascara does a wonderful job perfecting what the other two missed and takes my lashes to the next level by giving them length I didn’t know was even there.
After you’ve finished all three steps your look is complete. If you have any “uh-oh” spots, you can touch them up with a q-tip or de-clump the lashes with a spoolie brush.
Wha-la! Your lashes are now the fairest in all the land and completely fit for a queen. Be prepared for curious strangers who do not understand what “personal space” is to admire their indescribable beauty.
The final before and after is what really gets me every time. If I can fake my way into having lovely, luscious lashes–so can you.
While this look seems a little time intensive, you don’t have to use it every day or even at all. It’s been my my go to look for over a year and I’ve found it doesn’t take much time with a little bit of practice.
Either way it’s much easier than trying to figure out false lashes and a lot more “fool-proof.”
At the end of the day makeup is just makeup. It wipes right off and you’re gorgeous with or without it. I hope you enjoyed another one of my tutorials and I will talk to y’all sometime this weekend.