Fresh Fixes: How to Get Lush Lashes in 5 Steps

Fresh Fixes: How to Get Lush Lashes in 5 Steps

Get longer, fuller lashes with these 5 easy-to-follow steps and tips.

By: Lynnette Hernandez

Do you love a glamorous, smoky eye? Or do you tend to go for something more natural? No matter which look you love, a set of beautiful, lush lashes is a finishing touch to perfect every face. Use our five lash tips for a glamorous, lush look.

Step 1: Don’t Forget the Roots
The key to thick looking lashes begins at the roots. Start by applying mascara at the base of the lash line, pushing upward and in a zigzag motion. I like to start from the outer eye and work my way in. This creates volume at the base and will enhance the curl, which makes lashes look longer.

Step 2: Buff and Plump
Before applying mascara, dust a little translucent powder on your lashes with a small, fluffy brush. This will plump up the lashes by giving the mascara a little more to grab, so lashes will appear thicker.

Tip: For an even fuller effect, dust on another layer of powder in between the first and second coat of mascara.

Step 3: Create Curvature
If you have lashes with little curl, get a boost by using an eyelash curler. Curling lashes at the base draws the lashes upward, brightening the eye area.


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Tip: Do this before applying mascara to prevent the curler from sticking to your lashes or pulling them out.

Tip: If the curve is too harsh (or you have really long lashes), curl again mid shaft and again on the end — this will round it out.

Step 4: Layer on the Lush
Add length and fullness by applying at least two to three coats of mascara with powder in between for an even more pronounced look. The trick to avoiding clumps is to wait until each application has fully dried.

Tip: Waterproof mascara tends to be a little stickier and can clump more easily. If you do happen to fall victim to clumping, just use a lash brush to smooth it out once it’s dry.

Step 5: Nighttime Maintenance
Mascara can only do so much. Protect and maintain lashes by removing mascara at the end of each day. Sleeping with mascara on dries out lashes and makes them brittle. It’s good to use a makeup remover that not only conditions, but also gently removes mascara without damaging your lashes.

Tip: Learn to complement your lashes with properly applied eyeshadow!

Lynnette writes Style Maeve, a fashion blog dedicated to finding the latest styles, celebrity looks, and weekly features that help you get the look you want without breaking the bank.

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It's best to condition your lashes at night too. I use Vaseline and many people do too!

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Cool ideas! When my mascara starts to get dried out, i add a couple drops of visine to it. It makes it stretch a lot farther and doesnt clump up on me. Smooth ;-) Works everytime!

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I would love nothing better than to receive more info on using make up on the eyes. Or even if something has come up with false lashes. I have tried them however I never seem to be able to keep them on. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.

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If youre going to do an article on how to get full, thick, long lashes - why would you use a pic of a woman wearing lash inserts/fake lashes? Do companies really have so little faith in their products that they cant show them and what they do, as-is? I wish make up had the same truth in advertising laws that other industries have.

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