This story was updated in February 2019.
When I hear my friends’ beauty concerns, most of them crib about how short and fine their lashes are. Some of them even compare theirs to their boyfriends! From eating healthy to coating their lashes with castor and coconut oil, they’ve tried it all. However, when all the natural methods fail, makeup comes to the rescue! By makeup I mean, your trusty mascara.
To make your lashes appear thick and long, here are 9 easy mascara tricks to follow. All the best, ladies!
Don’t just apply mascara to your lashes directly! Curl them up first. Start by heating an eyelash curler and use it on your lashes. Keep the curler on your lashes for a few seconds before you move on to the next. Doing this will make your eyes pop by lifting the lashes and making them stand out. You’ve got to try this trick out to believe it.
Mascara wands tend to pick up more product than required by default. Once this happens, wipe off the excess product using a tissue. You don’t need to rub your eyes with a wipe. Gently touch the paper to the lashes and the product will stick onto the paper.
Avoid applying mascara in just one direction. Wiggle at the roots of your lashes first and make your way up to the tips. This trick helps to make lashes look fuller, thicker and eventually fan out. To give your eyes more definition, dip an angled brush into your mascara tube and comb away!
Just how dry shampoo adds slight volume to your hair, so does powder. After curling your lashes, brush and dust them with some loose baby powder. This tiny trick will make your lashes look thick, defined and rich.
To add more colour to your lashes, simply coat your mascara wand with some liquid eyeliner or black eyeshadow. Groom your lashes so that they appear darker and fluffier.
If you haven’t used your mascara for a long time, you can toast it. What does that mean exactly? Just dip the mascara bottle into a cup of warm water. Allow the product to warm up and melt from within. This makes for a smooth and hassle-free application.
Apparently, when it boils down to making your lashes look thicker, one mascara does not make the cut. Having two branded products of the same shade can instantly doll up those lashes. If you’re in the mood to experiment, you can also play around with colours!
When you neglect your eyelashes, they tend to stick to each other and look shabby. A mascara wand coated with Vaseline is what you need to shape things around. Vaseline will make your lashes appear glossier and fuller.
For a quick fix, falsies will come to your rescue. Just stick them on your lash line, wait for a minute for the glue to dry up and you’re done! Falsies are the quickest and easiest way to transform your lashes from meh to WOW.
You’ve got to try these mascaras out!
This dual-chamber mascara is a game changer. It contains two brushes - one for the upper and one for the lower lashes, not to mention a different formula for each! The larger brush instantly adds volume to the lashes in one coat while the small brush’s formula is specially designed to give you a smudge-proof definition.
Buy it here for Rs 2,000.
This mascara’s reservoir brush maximizes and intensifies the volume of your lashes. It releases the perfect amount of mascara to your lashes and is enriched with Elemi Gum, a fixing botanical extract, a formula which gives you naturally curved lashes for 12 hours straight!
Buy it here for Rs 1,000.
This mascara by Revlon is a multi-benefit lash enhancer which leaves you with longer and fuller lashes in an instant. It’s feather-like formula is rich in Vitamin E and silk protein which conditions your lashes and protects them from pollution. Add some extra glamour to your eyes with this one!
Buy it here for Rs 540.
This one is for lashes that look a million times multiplied and perfectly defined. Its millionizer brush has a multitude of bristles which makes your lashes ultra-volumnized. It has a luxurious, buildable and No Clump Formula amplifies each lash instantly.
Buy it here for Rs 890.
Scuba allows you to avoid smudges, drips or run with its incredible water-resistant formula. It’s lengthening, “pool” proof does not smear or cause lumps even during the rainy weather or summer heat. Stay flawless - above and below the waves with this one!
Buy it here for Rs 1,299.