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How to Use Two Types of Mascara For Longer, Thicker Eyelashes

Updated on May 8, 2014
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Jeannie has been writing online for over 8 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

Not working with much here....

I will be the first person to admit, I am lacking in eyelashes. It is actually kind of tragic. I have, oh, I don't know, maybe 10 eyelashes at most. OK, so that is really underestimating my eyelashes, but I don't have much. When it comes to putting on mascara, I wouldn't be surprised if the mascara brush did not laugh at me. Now that super long, thick eyelashes are more popular than ever before, I feel like I need to step up my look.

I will not, however, wear false eyelashes. I am worried they might pull out what little bit of real eyelashes I actually have. Yes, I know they are not supposed to do that, but I have bad luck and don't like anything near my eyes. I am just not going to take my chances. So basically, I've learned some techniques to make my eyelashes look thicker by using two types of mascara.

To make this look work for you, you are basically going to need to purchase two different types of mascara. You might even have them in your make-up bag already, but never thought to combine the two. Well, today is the day your mascara is going to learn about teamwork. It is all about combining the two mascaras to get the best results.

CoverGirl LashBlast

The first mascara you are going to need is CoverGirl LashBlast. I remember when this first came out about 4 or 5 years ago. Drew Barrymore was batting her eyes on that commercial and, oh, how I wanted to look like her. My mission to find the perfect mascara began at that time. I got LashBlast and was very impressed.

LashBlast makes your eyelashes look thicker than other standard brands. At the time, this stuff was really cutting edge. I was walking around with thicker eyelashes, although much to my dismay, I still did not look like Drew Barrymore. However, CoverGirl LashBlast was pretty awesome, so I was pleased with the results.

Aside from being good mascara, I would say CoverGirl LashBlast has two other great aspects to it. The first thing is the wand. LashBlast has probably the best wand I've found yet when trying out different mascaras. The brush on the wand really helps prevent clumping, which is a big plus. The second best thing about LashBlast is it is not one of those mascaras that never washes off. It doesn't fade much throughout the day, yet it still easily comes off with just water. I happen to use the standard CoverGirl LashBlast in the orange tube. I doubt the waterproof type washes out that well, for obvious reasons.

L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes

Since LashBlast, many new types of mascara have become available. I've tried Falsies and other brands, but I always went back to CoverGirl LashBlast. Recently, a new type of mascara found its way into stores and into my heart: L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes. This mascara promises the look of wearing false eyelashes without actually wearing false eyelashes. Oh yes, I wanted to learn more.

I read some reviews online, and although Maybelline has a similar product, the reviews for L'Oreal were much more favorable. Not only did this mascara promise longer eyelashes, it promised thicker eyelashes. It also promised no clumps! Well, this I had to see to believe.

I bought L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes and immediately tried it. I was not terribly impressed with the wand or the brush. It seemed like it allowed the mascara to go on in a "chunky" way. However, it did deliver on the promise of making my eyelashes look thicker and longer. This was what I wanted. I did need to think of a remedy for the overly chunky, clumping look though.

BEFORE

Not working with much here.
Not working with much here. | Source

AFTER

Now I have eyelashes!  Yay!  Now, if I could only get a decent camera...
Now I have eyelashes! Yay! Now, if I could only get a decent camera... | Source

Combine the Two Mascaras!

Much to my delight, I found a way to use both mascaras together. If you are having issues with your thin or short eyelashes, I recommend using both CoverGirl LashBlast and L'Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes.

The secret is, put the L'Oreal mascara on first. Keep layering it on your eyelashes until they look really long. After finishing that, then use the CoverGirl LashBlast on it. Not only does that mascara help smooth out the look, the brush on the wand is perfect for getting rid of clumps. The L'Oreal mascara helps add length, whereas the CoverGirl mascara helps give your lashes a smooth, thick look.

From now on, I am using the two mascaras together. You might find that using both will make it difficult to remove the mascara later in the day, but it is definitely not as difficult to remove as some other brands. In the end, I think you will be pleased with the false eyelash look without ever having to buy false eyelashes.

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  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! Perhaps I do need to try Latisse. I've heard a lot about it, I was just worried there would be side effects. Everyone else has positive reviews though. Thanks for the vote up!

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    Hillary 

    7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    Hi Jeannie and congratulations on your Hubbie win!! I'm a sucker for beauty secrets so I will try your miracle mascara combo.

    I'm not a sales rep, but you're a good candidate for Latisse which has done wonders for my barely there lashes. Rated up.

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    CONSCIOUSNINJA 

    7 years ago from Planet Earth

    no problems :) this was an enjoyable read... if i was in the UK i would have tried it out but its difficult to get brands out here on the island...

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks, hinazille. I've never heard of this before, but I will definitely give it a try. My eyelashes need all the help they can get. Thanks for reading my hub and thanks for the advice!!!

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    CONSCIOUSNINJA 

    7 years ago from Planet Earth

    This is a great informative hub. If you want to give the eyelashes a break from using double coats of mascara, you can try a natural therapy I have used in the past, and it definitely works - brides-to-be in the middle east swear by this and it really helps to increase the length and thickness of the eye lashes...

    Put a few drops of castor oil on your fingertips at night before sleeping, and rub it onto the eye lashes. If you do this for a week or two, you will notice that your eye lashes definitely look more noticeable.

    You can also apply a layer of the castor oil before applying one coat of mascara (don't apply too much oil because the mascara will run off). This protects the eye lashes from the chemicals in the mascara, and makes it easy to take off at the end of the day.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hi Angie, you should give the two mascaras a try. I was lazy this morning and only used the LashBlast kind and it is a noticeable difference. You are lucky to have long eyelashes. Mine are so short and thin. But thank you for the compliment. My eyes seem to change color with age, so that at least makes them interesting. Thanks for reading my hub!

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    Angie Jardine 

    7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

    Thanks for this, Jeannie ... mascara is the only cosmetic I wear nowadays and I only wear it when I go out. So I only buy one a year ... but I m going to try these two as I may as well do it properly.

    I still have fairly long lashes but they are not really thick and the sun fades their colour so I am hoping these will make a difference.

    BTW ... you have very lovely large eyes so I wouldn't worry too much about your eyelashes.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you so much! I hope the advice works out for you, as well. My eyelashes will never look as nice as the girls' eyelashes on those commercials, but they at least look much better using this technique. Thanks for the votes and have a great day!

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    pmccray 

    7 years ago from Utah

    Thank your providing this helpful hub. I'm so sick of purchasing "miracle" mascaras in hopes that they'll actually work. Cosmetic companies make a blasted fortune from hapless women who believe their hype.

    I use to wear false eyelashes and would not leave home without them. As I age can't be bothered with that nonsense any longer. Thank you for sharing, voted up, marked useful, interesting and book marked

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks! I hope this helps! It is especially difficult having such thin eyelashes now since it is so in style to have thick fake eyelashes. Thanks for the votes!

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    Ruchira 

    7 years ago from United States

    Good and informative hub. I have a friend struggling with her eye lashes. Will fwd it to her. She will be delighted to get condensed info in one place.

    Voted up as useful

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I happy to help. Everyone is walking around with amazing eyelashes now and I want to look that way so much! Using two mascaras seems to help more than just layering on one type. I just love the CoverGirl LashBlast brush, too. It is my favorite so far! Thanks for dropping by my hub and I hope you get the great results!

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    7 years ago from USA

    This is a very intriguing hub. I saw this hub just before getting ready for the day and wanted to try your idea, especially since I just purchased a tube of another brand that promised "Extreme" lashes. The brand I just bought worked out OK, but I want that "falsies" look. I would love to have really long eyelashes just for the fun of it. I'm going to try your suggestions. Thank you for trying them out and for sharing the results with us.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    My eyelashes always look so pathetic, but by using the two mascaras, I actually look like I have eyelashes for the first time in my life. I still don't have a fake eyelashes look like some girls, but at least they can be seen now. Thanks for reading and for the votes! I am happy to help!

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    Victoria Lynn 

    7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    All the votes on this one, Jeannie. You're such an interesting writer with a great style! I was drawn to this hub because I really need something to work on my eyelashes. No matter what I've tried, they just don't show up very well. It's like the mascara does no good. I make sure I put some eyeliner on just so my eyes will show up. I am definitely jotting down the names of those mascaras and trying them. Hope it works on me. Sharing this hub, too!

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