Recently I shared some of my favorite primers for keeping my face of makeup on my actual face. As someone who is very oily, I always struggle with this. And even get a lot of transfer from my mascara too. One of the primers I discovered was an eyelash one. This had me ready to up my eyelash game. I don’t have insanely full lashes, but they’re not super sparse either. They’re pretty average. So there was definitely room for improvement. With my new primer in hand, I was determined to figure out how to get fuller lashes asap.
How To Get Bold Lashes
One of my favorite perks about being a blogger are all the beauty samples. I receive lots of makeup samples to try out from some of my favorite brands, and even little unknown ones too which are always fun. I’ll say the one thing I’m always on the hunt for is a good mascara. My eyes for whatever reason are sensitive to so many mascaras. They get itchy, dry and I can’t stand most of them. So this is one beauty product that I’m always on the hunt for to find the perfect one. I’ve been rotating a few favorites that I’ve finally settled on that I love. From my L’Oreal Voluminous mascara which is a great drugstore find, to my favorite tubing mascara from Wander Beauty. The one featured in this post is from Burberry and while I did love it, they no longer make it.
A before of my lashes. You can see that I have dark lashes, but they’re not super long or curly. They’re also not insanely short thank goodness. But they can use some help for sure. Always room for improvement.
What You Need For Bold Lashes
In order to achieve longer fuller and bolder lashes, you’ll need two things before you even think about putting on that mascara.
First, is an eyelash curler. This helps to make them curl and appear longer. And second, a good primer. I really love the L’Oreal Primer. It’s affordable, gets the job done and has a great price point.
Step One – Curl
Without anything on your lashes, use an eyelash curler. Start fairly close to your lash line and hold down for a few seconds. Then move to the middle of the lashes, and hold again. And repeat again towards the end of them. I like to try to do three sections if possible to get a serious curl. There are even heated eyelash curlers if that’s something that you want to try. It makes sense, right? I’m a little nervous about it, but you can always hit your metal eyelash curler with your blow dryer for a second or two to get a similar effect.
Step Two – Prime
Next up is to prime! I put it all over my lashes, top and bottom. It’s white, so when you go to apply your mascara you can see all the spots you need to get. I also found that this helped me apply more mascara to my lashes. I was definitely missing lashes without this product. This also helps to keep your mascara in place. I have found that when I use an eyelash primer that I do not get as much transfer or flaking from the mascara.
Step Three – Coat Of Mascara
Time to apply a couple of coats of mascara. Apply your mascara on every lash that you can. Load it up! I like to do two coats. Let it dry a bit in between, just a few seconds is really all you need. And repeat.
And don’t forget the bottom lashes! My bottom ones are actually quite long, so I just do a little or else it all ends up under my eyes. But adding a bit to the bottom outer edges helps to make my eyes look more dramatic and helps to emphasize my go to cat eye. If you struggle with mascara transfer, you can skip this step. But you may also want to try tubing mascara like this one from M.A.C.. It can make a big difference if you get racoon eyes quickly from mascara.
Photos by Sydney Bruton Photography
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