Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Secret To LONGER Lashes With Just Mascara!

I get complimented most often on my eyes, my eye makeup and my eye lashes. Most people are in awe of how "long" and pretty they look. But I have a little secret to how I get my lashes looking so long. I will start by saying, my lashes aren't really naturally very long, but NO they are not falsies! And no, I do NOT use a lash curler. All I use is mascara. The secret is all in how I APPLY my mascara.

Ive seen a lot of people put on mascara where they just swipe the mascara brush straight up a couple times on their lashes and that's all. Well that will technically "get the job done", but it doesn't do anything for shaping or lengthening your lashes! If you want longer looking lashes, without having to apply falsies each day or use an eyelash curler. Then try out my technique, which I have been using for YEARS. And like I said, one of the compliments I hear the most always has to do with my eyes/eyelashes!

 Eyeshadows used: Moonstone, Sweet Plum & Silver Satin by Mary Kay

If you are curious the mascara I use is Mayebelline Define-A-Lash,  in Very Black. I love it because the brush is soft, long and flexible. Before that I actually used to use Great Lash (also by Maybelline) I loved the curved brush. But after Define-A-Lash came out I tried it and fell in love. SO I mainly use that. I have tried several other mascaras, from different brands (cheap and expensive) I always go back to define a lash though. However it doesnt really matter what mascara you use with my technique, you just need mascara. So use your favorite! :)

 Ok so here are the deets:
Place the mascara brush on the underside of your upper eyelashes as close to your eyelid as possible. Wiggle it back and forth horizontally a few times then slowly, and I mean SLOWLY, blink as you again slowly bring the mascara brush straight up. Do this at least about 3 times, dipping your mascara brush back into your tube for more mascara each time. Do the center of your lashes, then repeat to get closer to the inner and outer parts of my lashes. I actually do it about 6-9 times, I really like to coat my lashes.

~The wiggling of the brush horizontally helps separate your lashes and also coats the base of your lashes more which gives a thicker more full look.

~Slowly blinking while slowly bringing the mascara brush straight up, helps to CURL your lashes!
Doing it slowly allows the mascara to somewhat dry and SET the curl/curve of your lashes upwards.

~Dipping the brush each time keeps your mascara brush wet, because it tends to try fast, and that prevents flaking while applying.

Now you will repeat this again for the other eye, of course. 
Now this is the part that makes your lashes look LONGER....
After you have your second eye done, go back to the one you did first. (This give them each a little time to dry without being completely try.) Dip your brush back into your mascara to get a good amount of mascara on the brush, but not too much. Now look down slightly and do a quick sweep to just the TIP of your eyelashes from the TOP side of your lashes. You will sweep out and upwards. Do this about 3 times again (center, outer and inner corner of lashes).
After I do the other side, I sometimes go back and do a quick sweep upwards on the underside of my lashes again. Just to give a thicker coat. 

~Sweeping the tips of your lashes from the top side allows the mascara to catch and build upon itself, actually making your lashes LONGER.
 (Before & After photos shows before applying mascara to the tips and the difference it makes in length after)

And that is all! My "secret" tip for longer looking lashes!
Try it and let me know what you think!
And if you have any question, feel free to ask. :)
Also, tell me, what is YOUR favorite mascara??
Joy and Heart Rings from Heart Core Design.

Much Love & Hugs,

P.S. I was going for a "Tangled" look in that last photo. ;)
haha Did it remind you of Tangled??

Oh and also, this is NOT a sponsored post by neither Mayebelline nor Mary Kay.
They are just products I love and use every day. :)

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  1. Thanks so much for this idea!!!! I'm going to be sure and try it!! :) God bless!!!

    I blog @ forevergodsprincess.blogspot.com

  2. Good to know! Thanks for the tip!

  3. Awesome! I will have to give this a try!

  4. Wow! Your eyes are gorgeous! Would love for you to share with my followers at my linky party {stringtownhome.blogspot.com}! So glad I found you - I'm your newest follower!

    Have a great week!

  5. You're so pretty. What a nice little tip. Thanks for sharing.


  6. I knew to wiggle the brush but I didn't know that last lengthening trick to apply just to the tips. Great job! I'm hosting a weekly link party going on right now and I'd love for you to join in at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/05/whimsy-wednesdays-11.html.

    1. Thanks so much for joining in at Whimsy Wednesdays. I'm following via bloglovin.

  7. Awesome tips...your lashes look amazing!

  8. i like your tips and the photos you included are really good. i have not tried using mascara from the top side much. but then... i'm a little lazy about taking my makeup off so i try not to use as much to begin with.
    one thing i always do is using dark brown mascara instead of black, it looks more natural on me.

  9. your eyes are so beautiful..it is easy to understand why you get compliments all the time!
    thanks for these tips..very helpful to me because It stinks getting old and NEEDING mascara.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  10. First off, you are so pretty!!! Definitely going to try this. My favorite mascara is Stiletto Lash, it makes my lashes look longer. Glad I found you via Be Different, Act Normal. Now following. :)


  11. Thanks for the tip! Your eyes are absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Mascara is the one piece of makeup I hate doing. But you've made me want to try this!

  13. my favorite mascara by far is covergirl lashblast volume. I am in loveee with the brush... u should try it!

  14. Really cool post. Really helpful. I have short lashes and would love to use your techniques to make them look longer. Thanks! Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

  15. Beautiful eyes!! We are so glad to have you join us for our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". See you again next week!! -The Sisters

  16. I totally thought tangled! This is awesome totally doing this tomorrow morning!

  17. pretty, pretty, pretty!! I too, have always loved your pretty eyes! Thanks for the tips!

  18. Love your step by step photos, so helpful! My lashes grew in so short after chemo I've given up on mascara, but I'll try this and see if it makes a difference. AND, you are gorgeous. :o)

  19. I love Maybelline "Illegal Length". They stopped making it for awhile and I was adrift, but recently it is back on the market! I use a similar technique and love the results! Can't beat Maybelline mascaras!!! Have a good one!

  20. Your eyes are beautiful. You are such a beautiful young lady. Thanks for the tip about the mascara. I'll be sure to keep this in mind.

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  22. Thanks for the tips! I pretty much apply my mascara like this accept for applying it to the top. I had never thought about that before. Great idea!! I'm wondering if it would be good to do this step before doing the step where you slowly blink. Since you said the blinking curls the lashes I think I would want to do that step last.

    You do have very pretty eyes by the way. From the picture they look blue on the outer edge and brown toward the center. Very interesting!

  23. Thanks so much this tutorial worked a treat!!!!

  24. Your 'before' lashes look like my 'after' lashes... :(

    1. aww :( Are they still longer than YOUR before? Thats what matters! :)

  25. I really need to get my hands on this mascara! I've been meaning to get it but I want to use more of my other mascaras first! I hate hoarding mascaras. But your after pics really do look great!


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