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Long Eyelashes: 10 Tips for Beautiful, Full Lashes

Updated on June 26, 2018

Do you dream of beautiful long eyelashes? Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with full eyelashes. The length and volume differ per person. Get impressively long eyelashes with volume and curl. Even when you have short lashes, particular solutions will make a real difference. You can make this as cheap or expensive as you like. Choose for fake eyelashes or lash extensions that directly make your lashes look longer, for example. With a smaller budget and a bit of patience, you can also get beautiful long eylashes. In a few weeks, you'll have a completely different look with your seductive long lashes.

Short eyelashes with little volume?

How long, full and thick your eyelashes are, is among other things, determined by your genes. When it's genetically determined that you have long, full eyelashes, you're a lucky one. For many others among us, fortunately there are several methods to make your eylashes look fuller and longer.

Hair growth

Your eyelashes grow and fall out, just like the hair on your head. The hair growth cycle of your eye hairs is about three months, a lot shorter than the six year growth cycle of the hair on your head. That's why eyelashes are shorter and will never become as tall as your hair. The growth cycles do exist from the same phases, though: the anagen, catagen en telogen phase. During the anagen phase your hair grows. In the catagen phase the hair stops growing. In the telogen phase the hair lets loose easily and gets ready to fall out. At this point in the cycle, there is a new eyelash already waiting to replace the old hair.

Function of your eyelashes

Your eye hairs protect your eyes. Dirt, sweat and water won't get into your eyes, because the eyelashes catch most of the moisture and dirt. Your eyebrows function the same way, but because they are further away from your eyes, you still need eyebrows.

Methods to lengthen your eyelashes

With these 10 tips, you'll get longer lashes.

  • Oil or vaseline
  • Lash serum
  • Clean your face thoroughly
  • Avoid waterproof mascara
  • The perfect mascara
  • Eyelash curler
  • Don't rub in your eyes
  • Eyelash dye
  • Fake lashes
  • Lash extensions

Longer eyelashes with oil or vaseline

Apply some oil or vaseline to your eyelashes with a clean mascara brush to make them longer and fuller. You can use different kinds of oil, like almond oil or olive oil. The oil or vaseline will attach itself to your lashes to make them stronger. This way, the hairs don't break as quickly. Beautiful long eyelashes is the result. Apply the oil close to the eyelid. Watch out it doesn't get in your eyes to avoid watery eyes.

Lash serum

Make your lashes longer and fuller with a lash serum. Lots of serums are pretty expensive, but for about $ 10 you can get a good lash serum. You do have to be a bit patient, because the serum won't help within a day. You'll have to use it for weeks before your eyelashes grow longer. But the result is good: your lashes will look longer and fuller. You can go out without wearing mascara and will still look fabulous. Do you still want to wear mascara? Then, your eyelashes will look even longer than before using the lash serum.

Clean your face thoroughly

Before you go to bed at night, you should clean your face and wipe off your make up. Do you often forget to do this or do you think it's a waste of time? Remains of make up like mascara and eyeshadow still on your face become hard, which breaks your eyelashes. Always clean your face thoroughly, and make sure there are no remains of make up on your eyelashes. A good make up remover is essential, because then you won't have to push too hard and damage the thin skin around your eyes and your lashes.

Avoid waterproof mascara

Waterproof mascara attaches itself more to your eyelashes than regular mascara, because it has to endure rain and other moist circumstances, like going swimming. Because the make up attaches itself to the eyelashes, it's harder to clean them, and and your lashes damage a bit every time you do this. Your eyelashes also break easier, because the waterproof mascara becomes hard when it dries. This way, you'll never get long, full eyelashes, so always choose a regular mascara.

Find the perfect mascara

Every mascara has its own promises, from dazzling, long eyelashes to spectacular volume and beautiful curl. But which mascara lets your eyelashes look longer? A volume mascara adds a layer of silicones to your eyelashes, which makes your lashes look fuller. Long lash mascara contains synthetic fibers that make your eyelashes look fuller and longer. And with a curl mascara your eyelashes will curl up beautifully. Seen from the front, your eyelashes will look a lot longer.

Don't rub in your eyes

It seems innocent, but rubbing in your eyes when you wake up in the morning or when there's some dirt in your eye, will damage the eyelashes. They break easily and fall out quickly when you do this. It's better to blink a few times very fast to get dirt out of your eye. When you do this, the dirt gets pushed to the corner of your eye. Then, you can carefully get it out with your finger.

Lash dye for long, full eyelashes

When your eyelashes are darker, they look fuller and longer. Many people have blonde eyelashes or blonde tips, so the lashes are not visible from a distance. Dark brown or even black lash dye is the perfect solution: it darkens the eyelashes and makes them pop. You can stop by a beauty salon for dying your lashes, but you can also do it yourself with lash dye from the drug store. Darkening your lashes saves you the effort to apply mascara every day, really practical when you go on vacation and don't want to use make up every morning.

Fake lashes

Do you want immediate results? Choose for fake lashes. With a thin layer of glue, you apply the fake lashes to your eyelids. Do it yourself or go to a beauty salon to let a professional take care of your eyelashes. Fake eyelashes come in many variations, from lashes with a subtle, natural look to extravagant lashes in many colours.

Lash extensions

Do you think the solutions above are too much work? There's another solution that's easy and lasts up to two months: lash extensions. A professional beautician applies the lashes hair by hair on your own eyelashes. Because the lashes are flexible, they don't damage your eye hairs or eyelids.


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