How to Enhance Your Eyelashes

From Pucci to Moschino, the spring runways were all about statement lashes. With the “big lash” trend, we’ve seen an influx of lash-enhancing products from feathery extensions to revolutionary mascaras. Here are three strategies for luscious lashes.

Eyelash Extensions

Lash extensions are perfect for women who have sparse or light-colored lashes, or just want to make their eyes stand out. At The ‘60s Beauty Lash in Winnetka, experts apply individual lash extensions to each of your existing lashes starting from the interior of the eye to the exterior. The specially formulated glue used is gentle enough for clients with sensitive skin or allergies. Lashes look so lush you can forgo mascara for two and a half weeks, until it’s time to have a new set of lashes applied.

False Lashes

It may look intimidating, but applying false lashes to your own eyes can be done! First, curl your actual eyelashes with an eyelash curler. Next, remove a strip of lashes from the container and hold it up against your eye. If the false lashes seem too long, use a scissors to trim the ends. Next, add a thin layer of waterproof adhesive (Duo brand works best) to the base of the false lash strip. Hold it for around 30 seconds to allow the glue to get tacky. Bend the strip in a horseshoe shape so it will adhere to the natural contours of your lash line. Now, starting at the inner corner of your eye, press the strip onto the base of your lash line working to the outer edge. Allow lashes to dry for at least five minutes. Finish by applying a coat of mascara to your fake and real lashes.

Eyelash Curler and a Good Mascara

If extensions or falsies are not your thing, take your eyelash curler and hold it under a hair dryer for about eight seconds to warm up. Starting at the base of your lashes, firmly press down on the curler, then repeat a few times working your way towards the tips of your lashes. Use a lengthening mascara and wiggle the wand horizontally as you coat the lashes from base to ends. Follow with a thickening mascara (we like Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara or Benefit They’re Real! Mascara) using an upward sweeping motion. When you remove your makeup each evening, apply a small amount of Vaseline on lash ends to condition them overnight.

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