Most women want eyelashes that are thick, long, and full. Some are born with these attributes, but many others have to work at making their eyelashes appear longer than they are naturally. Eyelashes are not only great for protecting eyes from dust and dirt – they also offer a dramatic look when they are lush and full. There are some tricks that you can try and some products that you can use to elongate your lashes.
Many women use the technique of applying false eyelashes with a special adhesive glue. False eyelashes can be damaging to your eyes, so you do need to take precautions when wearing them. Using an eyelash curler is safer than applying false eyelashes, but for people who are squeamish about devices touching their eyes, this may not be the best method of making lashes look longer.
Applying eyeliner close to your lash line can help to give your eyelashes some length. The trick is to use a color that is a bit darker than your natural eyelash color. You can also slightly lengthen the line at the outside corners of your eyes to make lashes appear longer.
Applying a high-quality mascara also gives volume to your lashes. Be sure that you don’t use too much product or use a cheap mascara, as you will likely just end up with clumpy lashes. Many types of mascara on the market today are formulated to plump and elongate your lashes.
Some of the foods that you eat can actually make your lashes grow longer. Foods that contain silicon, which promotes hair growth, include cucumbers, beer, rice, oats, cabbage, olives, asparagus, and green beans.
Using lip balm on your eyelashes will also make them look longer. This method will also help your lashes to grow over time. It is a good idea to do this at night, and leave it on while you are sleeping. In the morning, wash the balm off of your lashes, and apply two coats of fresh lip balm as you get ready for your day.
Be sure to remove your mascara at night before you go to bed, if you wear any. Leaving mascara on while you are sleeping can cause your lashes to become brittle and may end up breaking your lashes eventually.
One important thing to remember is that if you use an eyelash curler, do not tug too hard on your lashes. Also, be sure to sanitize all of your brushes and eyelash curlers in between uses.