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How to Make Your Eyelashes Appear Fuller and Longer

It’s amazing how important your eyelashes are for the overall look and feel of your face. No matter how large and striking your eyes, short, stubby lashes deemphasize that most important asset. A beautiful eye color and some makeup will go a long way to help, but there’s just something about full, long lashes that demand to be noticed. What’s so amazing is that with a bit of effort and the right products you can create the look and feel you want fairly easily. You don’t have to spend a ton of money, take a sketchy drug or go in for a questionable surgery. You may not be able to do anything about the eyelashes you inherited, but the illusion is there to be created. Here are some tips for how to make your eyelashes appear fuller and longer.

One of the best things you can do is add a bit of eyeliner right along the line of your lashes. Choose a slightly darker color than your eyelashes, so there’s a difference but not a dramatic one. What you’re basically doing is creating the look of thicker hair without adding any additional lashes. To improve the look further, grab your push liner brush and get a bit of black eye shadow right down into the eyelash root. Just on the upper eyelid, and make sure the eyeliner is waterproof as well. You’ll create the feel of length and dark eyelash hair without bulking up your look. Then extend this line just slightly at the corner of each eye. This will make your lashes appear longer than they are.

You can also try curling the lashes. It’s amazing what a difference shape makes. Even long, luscious eyelashes seem stumpy when they go out in a straight line. It’s all about the angle. Grab your curler, get right into the base of your eyelashes and clamp down. Just make sure you use a gentle touch. Too much pulling and you’ll actually rip your eyelashes out over time. Slowly work the curler from the base out to the tips, so you set up a gentle curl instead of a severe crimping effect.

If you’ve got a big event planned and you really want to make a roomstopping impression, consider putting on fake eyelashes. This isn’t the best move for beginners, because you definitely don’t want them to look fake. Celebrities often have professional stylists on hand to take care of this for them, so try to have a girlfriend around to help you out the first couple of times. It’s going to take some doing, but if you get it down they’ll look natural and truly striking. Just make sure you add a layer of mascara as well. The mascara will help the fake lashes blend in with your natural ones, to create a smooth effect. Mascara will also keep the curl you just applied from wilting over the course of the night. There are several different ways to go about this process, depending on how involved you want to get. Sites like have detailed instructions, so do a bit of online surfing if you’re not sure of the process. Always use quality products, though. Your eyes are delicate, so this isn’t the place to skimp.

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