Have dry, lumpy, short, straight and unhealthy eyelashes? Fortunately, achieving perfect eyelashes is not a nuclear physics study. With a little proper grooming, your eyelashes will look amazing on a date.
Method 1 of 2: Lash Care
Step 1. Try not to rub your eyes
This can damage the eyelashes and irritate the follicles, causing the hairs to curl or fall out.
Step 2. Wash your face daily, concentrating on the eye area
Use mild soap or moisturizing wipes to cleanse the eye area and lashes, removing dirt, dust and grease from them for a healthy, radiant glow.
Step 3. Apply less mascara
If you use mascara on a daily basis, do not apply it thickly or all over your lashes, as the hairs need to breathe. For best results, stop using mascara or use it infrequently. You can also purchase mascara that contains lighter, less artificial ingredients that won't do much damage to your lashes.
- Never use waterproof mascara, as it clogs hair and is difficult to wash off without harming your lashes.
- If you are using mascara, always wash it off before bed. Use a light chemical makeup remover or moisturizer to completely and gently remove all traces of mascara with cotton pads.
- You do not need to constantly move the mascara brush back and forth inside the tube, as the mascara can dry out. If the ink has hardened or expired, throw it away.
- Never share mascara with anyone else, as this can transfer fats and potential bacteria from one eye to the other.
Step 4. Whenever possible, use an eyelash curler instead of mascara
There are many brands and you can purchase them at any beauty store. If you already have a pair of tweezers, make sure the rubber part is still in place and hasn't fallen off, or you may damage or pull out the hairs.
- Gently hold the forceps on each eye for 15 seconds.
- Unclench the tongs slowly and carefully to prevent hairs from pulling out.
Step 5. Gently massage your eyelashes with petroleum jelly every day before bed
If your eyelashes are dry or don't seem to grow fast enough, you can try gently moisturizing them with petroleum jelly before going to bed. This will help heal irritation and stimulate eyelash growth.
Step 6. Dye your eyelashes
If your lashes are too light or you want to give them a dyed look, you can dye them black or dark brown. You can purchase a color kit at home, but it is best to consult a professional as this procedure involves using strong chemicals near sensitive eyeballs. Eyelash dyeing is usually inexpensive. Keep in mind that this will damage the lashes a little, so if you dye too often, the lashes will not grow properly.
Step 7. Try false eyelashes or extensions
It takes a little practice to learn how to apply them and get used to them, however many women wear them every day. The better the delusion, the longer the effect will be. However, inexpensive brands can also be used for short-term wear. You can find a large selection of false eyelashes depending on your preference, from subtle, cute eyelashes to flamboyant long eyelashes in fluorescent colors.
If you haven't worn false eyelashes before, it is best to start with cheap brands, as they are not easy to get used to
Method 2 of 2: Applying mascara
Step 1. Gently curl your eyelashes with tweezers
Place the tweezers roughly in the center of your lashes, squeeze gently and hold for about 15 seconds. Repeat on the other eye.
Step 2. Dip the brush in mascara and wipe off excess
You don't want clumps to form on your eyelashes that look completely unattractive. You just need to brush lightly over your lashes, you can always add an extra layer later.
Wipe off excess, leaving only a thin layer
Step 3. Start applying the mascara from the roots, moving gently towards the ends
Repeat a couple of times. Make sure you don't forget about the lower lashes, even if you think that it is "not so important".
Step 4. Repeat on the other eye
Leave the first layer of mascara to dry.
Step 5. Try applying a second coat with another ink
Using 2 different mascaras together will help you really open up your eyes as they each shape in a different way. If you only have one mascara, apply the second coat.
If you are using 2 mascara, make sure each layer is thinner than what you normally use
Step 6. Try not to blink while the mascara dries
It will not take long, and the eyelashes will not stick together and will remain open.
Step 7. Use a cotton ball or moisturizer to rinse off any remaining mascara around the eyes
Apply a small amount of the product to your hand, and then wipe away any traces of mascara.
Step 8. Take the eyelash brush and gently comb to separate
This will help you get rid of clumps and separate clumped lashes.
Do not use a needle or toothpick to separate your lashes, as this is very dangerous. Even if you don't consider yourself clumsy, it's not worth the risk
Step 9. Rinse off mascara before bed with a makeup remover or a cotton ball dipped in mild soap
The makeup remover, which can be purchased at most drugstores or beauty shops, is a must for the health of your eyelashes.
- Squeeze a pea-sized makeup remover onto a cotton pad and gently press against your lashes to rinse off the makeup. If there are no black marks left on the disc, then you have not rinsed off the mascara properly.
- If you wish, you can comb your lashes again to make sure there is no mascara left on them.
- If your makeup remover needs to be rinsed off, gently rinse your eyes with clean water and then pat dry with a towel.
Step 10. Done
- You don't have to wear tons of mascara to look good. A small amount will last for a long time.
- Try bending the mascara brush for easier application.
- Apply mascara to both sides of your lashes, not just one.