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Lashes are NOT created equal.

I don't understand why people ask me  "What is the best mascara"  as if,  they have found  their identical lash twin. 

 We're all looking for the perfect mascara. But, I can't prescribe you my medication to treat your disorder.  The main goal here is to make YOUR eyes appear larger, wider and brighter with the right "Lashscription" Do you have short, long,  straight, curled, bald or brittle lashes?

Not all lashes are created equal. 

If you already have long lashes,  this blog is not for you. Just curl, tint, and I hope you get acne  ;p (I kid, I kid, I'm jealous, that's all =/ ) 

 There are four types of lashes that mascaras tend to focus on- thin, sparse, short, and straight.  You can have a mixture of these and YOU ARE ALLOWED to use more than one mascara- but first you should decide what your biggest concern is and start there. 

I want to start with straight lashes that need a curling effect- because most of the time,  a good curl of the lash can make ALL lashes appear longer, thicker, and gives the  eyes a more awake look.  I'm not picky when it comes to eyelash curlers, but the right curling technique is important-You should lift your head a little, place the curler on your lashes almost to the lash line and squeeze for 3 to 5 seconds and do this to the middle lashes, then the end.  A heated eyelash curler tends to work best. You can buy one or heat your eyelash curler with a blow dryer. ( make sure you don't burn yourself in the eye, that could lead to bigger problems, like blindness or worse NO EYE LASHES.) ;p You will always get the advice to start with clean lashes. However, I find that my lashes curl better after my mascara has dried. Try both and see what works best for you.  

If you have short and sparse lashes look for a mascara that is primarily for lengthening and make sure the color  is black.  Mascara 101:  Black lengthens, brown adds volume.  If you need a little of both,  put brown mascara in the inner lashes and black on the outer. The two colors will give the illusion of thicker, elongated lashes. 

 When applying mascara to lengthen, use the "sun ray" effect it will make the lashes appear longer. Outer lashes should be pushed out toward your temple, your middle lashes should be pushed toward the forehead and the inner lashes pushed down toward your nose.  

When trying to thicken the lash, which is perfect for thin or sparse lashes, regardless of length, start with an eyelash primer. The primer will make it so you can add more layers without clumping. If you're not a fan of primers, sprinkling a little powder on your lashes after each coat works just as well. =) Mascara that promises volumizing or plumping effects is what you should look for and choose the color brown or black brown.

 When trying to  add volume-use the zigzag motion like your brushing your teeth. This motion will help avoid clumps,then add a little black liner to the upper inner rim of the lash! 

Eyelash combs always come in handy when adding too much mascara.

The brush you choose is also VERY important. This is a great link for awesome reviews on different mascaras for all types of lashes and how each brush functions.
I also recommend staying away from waterproof mascara. It can be very drying and will take a lifetime of eye makeup remover to get off.   If you tend to get watery eyes or you are dealing with one of life's little dramas- I understand,  you  don't want to add to the pain by looking like a crying raccoon.  So, I recommend a stain- it's more natural and has better ingredients.  Some last as long as 4 days! I know some relationships that have lasted less than that! ;) 

If you are over the mascara drama there are fake lashes and extensions you can get, but be really careful. They tend to pull lashes out when taking them off. 

Also, to help your lashes get stronger and more vibrant on their own, try coating your eyelashes with Vaseline or castor oil at night- it really helps condition and strengthen lashes. 

These two products work amazing for a false lash effect! Check it out! 

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