Today I am bringing you two of my favourite tips that I use on a daily basis.
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1. Curling Lashes
I know some of you are probably a little cautious about using a lash curler and I don’t blame you. They do kind of look like a mini torture device and the fact that you use them on your delicate eyes can be daunting. But I assure you it’s really not as scary to use as you think. Using a lash curler is fantastic for opening your eyes up, making them appear bigger and also at making your lashes look super long! My tip for quick and lasting curled lashes is to first heat the curler with a blast of your hairdryer. Think of doing this as creating a mini curling tong! The heat speeds up the curling process and also sets them! Whilst I have quite long lashes, they are poker straight (which is weird considering my hair is naturallly curly!) so I use a lash curler everyday and never go without heating it first. Here’s the step by step for you to try yourself.
1. Direct the hot air onto the curler for up to 10 seconds.
2. Leave to cool slightly. Check the temp with your hand to make sure it is only warm, not hot; otherwise you could burn yourself, ouchies!
3. When it is cool enough but still has warmth in it hold the lash curler to your eye and pinch as close to the roots of your lashes as possible.
4. Then release and pinch again halfway between the roots and tips.
5. Finish with a couple of coats of Mineralogie’s Perfect Lash Mascara.
2. Faking Fuller Lashes
False lashes have been making a serious comeback lately. This is probably due to the onslaught of popular youtube beauty vloggers applying them in their tutorials. I’m a fan of the full lashed look that falsies provide but to apply them every day? Ain’t nobody got time for that! (Or at least I don’t). So here is a nifty little trick to fake fake lashes (that may be an oxymoron but stay with me).
1. Before curling lashes and applying mascara, you need to use liquid eye liner. Gently pulling your eye up from the brow bone, draw a thin line as close to the lashes as possible. You can use short strokes if you need more control. When you release your eye you will notice that the line is barely there but you have the illusion of a thicker lash line. Tick!
2. You can leave it here or go over this line again but instead start at the middle of your eye lining to the outer corner. This will give your eyes a nice winged shape without being heavy.
3. Follow with curling lashes as per the steps above and apply a coat of mascara.
4. With the second coat of mascara, start at the roots of the lashes and wiggle the wand slightly left and right. Resist dragging the wand through the lengths of the lashes.
5. Lastly apply mascara just to the tips for extra length. And voila! False lash effect in half the time with no messy glue or the worry of them coming off when you’re chatting to that cute guy while waiting for your morning coffee.
What do you think?
Got any other tips to share?