Want fuller, thicker, more voluminous lashes without paying for eyelash extensions or lash lift?
Take a look at these easy eyelash hacks, tips and tricks every woman needs to know:
1. Create wispy looking lashes from $1 synthetic eyelashes.
All you need is a spoolie brush (it’s an eyebrow shaping tool that looks like a mascara wand). Use it to brush out your less expensive lashes and separate the overly defined pair, creating a more natural, wispy version.
2. Reuse fake eyelashes up to five times.
Once you take off your fake eyelashes, lay them on a tissue and use a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover to gently clean the lashes.
Do this until the mascara and glue have come off, and store them in a dry place for the next use.
3. Bend your mascara wand for more control when applying.
4. Always apply lash primer before curling your eyelashes.
Lash primer will ensure your lashes stay curled all day.
5. Use a clean toothbrush to unclump mascara.
6. Use your blow dryer to get curlier eyelashes.
Make sure to test the temperature of your heated eyelash curler before applying.
7. Skip eyelash extensions and use castor oil to grow your lashes.
On average, eyelash extensions can cost anywhere from $150-$300, depending on where you go. Plus fillers every 2-3 weeks will cost about half that amount for upkeep!
Save your money and instead use castor oil to replace expensive serums and eyelash extensions.
8. Use mascara as eyeliner.
9. Apply baby powder between applications of mascara for thicker lashes.
Use an eyelash curler on your lashes then apply one coat of mascara. Shake a little baby powder into your palm, and use a Q-tip to apply powder to both top and bottom of your lashes (lashes should be covered and look white).
Apply another coat of mascara and you’ve got yourself thicker lashes!
10. Store fake eyelashes in a contact lens case to reuse them.
I always want to reuse fake lashes, but there’s only one problem — I lose them.
That was until I started storing my used fake lashes in contact lens cases! I keep it in my makeup bag and get to actually reuse the lashes instead of buying new ones! Plus it helps them retain their naturally curved shape.
11. Layer two colors of mascara for natural looking lashes.
Eyelashes aren’t one solid color from the root to tip. So for a more natural lash look, use two different colors of mascara.
12. Add a few drops of contact solution to dried up mascara.
You can also add 2-3 drops of alcohol-based eye makeup remover to the mascara tube.
But don’t use oil-based makeup remover unless you want to ruin your mascara and have greasy lashes. No thank you.
13. Run your mascara under hot water, or set in a cup for easier application.
Loosen hardened mascara by running hot water over the tube or setting it in a cup of hot water.
The mascara will fall to the bottom where you can reach it.
14. Don’t pump your mascara.
That’ll cause it to clump, and ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, twirl the wand inside before applying.
15. Curl your eyelashes with a spoon.
Grab a small spoon and run it under hot water. Once it’s warm, dry it off and hold the spoon against your eyelid. You want the bottom of the spoon against your eyelid and the bowl of the spoon facing out. Align the edge of the spoon with your upper lash line.
Use your fingers to press your lashes against the curve of the spoon and hold it on the warm metal for 30 seconds or so.
Voila — curled lashes.
16. Coat the front and back of your lashes with mascara for fuller lashes.
17. Use a business card to prevent mascara from getting on your eyeshadow.
Use a business card or credit card behind your lashes to protect your eyelid while you apply mascara. It’s also handy to have on hand when you feel a sneeze coming on and just barely applied mascara!
18. Use matte powder eyeshadow between coats for volume.
Find a matte eyeshadow that’s a similar color to your mascara. Apply a little powder between coats and you’ll build voluminous lashes.
19. Layer waterproof mascara on top of a coat of regular mascara.
Ladies, we all know how hard it is to get waterproof mascara off. To make it easier, apply a coat of waterproof mascara on top of your regular mascara.