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How you can get Long Bambi Eyelashes

Updated on December 29, 2013

Long Bambi Eyelashes

Long eyelashes are considered a sign of femininity in many cultures. Accordingly, some women seek to enhance their eyelash length artificially, using eyelash extensions. Permanent eyelash tints and eyelash extensions have also become popular procedures, even in fairly basic salons.

It is also possible to get eyelash transplants, which are similar in nature to hair transplantation often done on the head. Since the hair is tranplanted from the hair on the head, the new eyelashes will continue to grow like head hair and will need to be trimmed regularly.

The long lash look is always in fashion, it adds mystery, drama and opens up the eye. As well as makeup tricks there are things that we can do to improve the quality of our eyelashes, keep on reading to find out how.

Eyelashes like many other things are down to genetics, they come in different lengths and colours. However there are a few things we can do to improve the look and health of our natural lashes, so even without mascara they still look lovely and luscious.

Read on to find out my favourite ways of getting the long lash look.

Natural Remedies - Grow Longer Eyelashes with Vaseline and Olive Oil

Applying Vaseline or olive oil to the lashes before going to sleep will moisturise your eyelashes and help re-nourish and repair the damage from drying mascaras and harsh removers, this also causes eyelashes to grow longer and thicker.

If you do this you will also see an improvement in the length and thickness of your lashes. I have been doing this on and off for a couple of years and have seen impressive results. I have found it difficult to get into a routine with this, I hope to start doing this more consistently as this gives the best results.

The method that works for me is to apply Vaseline directly to the lashes and gently comb using an eyelash comb. Do this straight before going to sleep as it may irritate your eyes otherwise.

When using Vaseline, be sure to so for the plain unscented versions. The flavoured Vaseline's may irritate your eyes.

Vitamins for Longer Eyelashes

It has been known that taking vitamins targeted at hair growth can also cause the eyelashes to grow. Below are vitamins that are claimed to be most effective with hair growth. These vitamins also can provide other beauty or health benefits such as improved vitamin intake, stringer nails and clearer skin.

Of course you can also increase your intake of foods that contain these vitamins.

Natrol Biotin 10,000 mcg Maximum Strength Tablets, 100-Count
Natrol Biotin 10,000 mcg Maximum Strength Tablets, 100-Count

Produces keratin, which makes up the hair, skin, and nails. Can be found in eggs, whole grains, rice, and milk.

 
Nature Made Iron 65 mg Tablets 180 ea
Nature Made Iron 65 mg Tablets 180 ea

Prevents hair loss and anemia. Can be found in eggs, fish, chicken, whole grains, green vegetables, and dried fruits.

 
Life Extension Vitamin B3 Niacin 500 Mg  100 capsules
Life Extension Vitamin B3 Niacin 500 Mg 100 capsules

Improves scalp circulation. Can be found in fish, chicken, turkey, and other meats.

 
NOW Pantothenic Acid 500 mg,250 Capsules
NOW Pantothenic Acid 500 mg,250 Capsules

Prevents hair loss. Can be found in whole grains, eggs, and certain meats.

 
Now Foods B-12 2000mcg, 100-Count
Now Foods B-12 2000mcg, 100-Count

Hair follicles require B12 in order to properly replicate and if they are not able to, they cannot grow hair effectively.

Can be found in eggs, fish, chicken, and milk.

 

Lash Serums for Longer Eyelashes

Lash Serums are becoming increasingly popular (and expensive), they work by giving eyelashes a dose of ingredients that stimulate growth and thickness when put directly onto lashes. I have to admit that this is a beauty invention I have yet to try, due to the high price and I'm a bit sceptical to whether these work. I have also heard that some of them contain a lot of chemicals.

If any of you have tried them please comment below with your thoughts. I am looking to purchase one and would love some recommendations.

Achieving the Long Lash Look with Makeup

Even after using these methods sometimes its still nice to use makeup to enhance our lashes, see my step by step guide to achiveing the long lash look.

Eye pencil-

Pencil along your upper lasher lane as close as possible to you lashes, this will create the appearance of fuller longer lashes.

Mascara-

Next just apply your favourite mascara ensuring you apply from base to tip.

Something to bear in mind when choosing the right mascara for you, before choosing identify your personal need. For example my lashes are already quite long so I like to get thickening and volumising mascaras.

White Eye pencil-

Lining your water line with a white eye pencil can make you eyes look bigger and rounder

Wet 'n' Wild Kohl Kajal Eyeliner, White 656A
Wet 'n' Wild Kohl Kajal Eyeliner, White 656A

Makes the eyes stand out and the lashes appear longer

 

Bigger Eyes Makeup Tutorial - Watch the video below for a Tutorial on how to get longer lashes

What are your long lash tips? - Share your tips below

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      miaponzo 3 years ago

      That is interesting! I'm going to have to try this!

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      VspaBotanicals 3 years ago

      Great lens!

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      LoriBeninger 3 years ago

      I have tried the lash serums (both Latisse and RevitaLash) and can attest that they work. But you are right, they are very expensive. I used them according to instruction (daily applications) for about a month, then went to every other day and that still seems to work. Thanks for the great lens!

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      EpicEra 3 years ago

      My middle daughter was born with natural Bambi lashes - lucky girl! (she didn't get them from me, I could use these tips :)

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      LynetteBell 3 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      As I've got older my lashes seem to have shortened! I'm going to try the Vaseline tip.

      Some years ago I went to a make up workshop that had a famous guest make up artist from overseas. He said to first apply mascara to the top of the lashes - as you said base to tip. Then to do the same for the underside of the lashes. I've done that ever since.

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