Or, how I make the most out of my short, uncurlable lashes.
It’s been a point raised on this blog a couple of times—Why don’t you ever wear mascara?
I used to go and do this extra step, but for reasons of laziness (mascaras are the worst to remove when you are tired and want to go to bed), and frustration, I haven’t been bothering. Lately, I’ve found quite the perfect solution for me. While it won’t give me va-va-voom lashes or any sort of volume that would make me want to stop trying falsies, this subtle definition is good enough for me.
Are you ready?
STEP ONE: CURL YOUR LASHES
A bit of a given, but humor me. The Eye of Horus Mascara, I find, actually works better on my uncurled lashes, but the effect is just pretty, fluttery natural lashes. My favorite curler is by shu uemura.
STEP TWO: TAKE A WATERPROOF MASCARA
Waterproof mascaras tend to hold a curl much, much better. If that’s not the case for you, feel free to pick something else that does. I’ve been really enjoying Maybelline The HyperCurl, except that I can never repurchase it, so I’m on the lookout for another good one.
STEP THREE: LAYER ON YOUR FAVORITE MASCARA
Okay, so this is not my favorite one, but it shows the effect the best. This is FairyDrops Volume Burst Mascara and when I first opened it, I hated it with a freaking passion because it was so goopy and thick. All it did was weigh my lashes down and clump them together. But then. This happened. And wow, volume! Exciting times.
Other mascaras I like to use for this step are the Le Métier de Beauté Anamorphic Lash Mascara (black) and the Majolica Majorca Lash King (black).
Are you amazed? I sure am! Do you have any mascara tips for a sad and desperate person like me? Do share!