Bulking Up Skimpy Lashes


When faced with sparse lashes, most people just reach for more mascara. But mascara alone will just highlight the issue. Instead, create the illusion of ample lashes with some clever makeup techniques. Here’s how:

1. Choose an eye shadow color to help define eyes and give the illusion of fuller lashes. If you have fair skin pick a taupe shadow. Medium skin tones should look for a smoky brown. Darker skin should go with a rich mahogany hue.

2. Apply the shadow with an angled eye shadow brush (not a liner brush) and draw a smudged line across the top lash line.  You can layer it wet and then dry as close to the lashes as possible.

3. An advanced technique is to also line just underneath the lashes, the top waterline. With an eye pencil, trace just under your lashes to add even more definition.

4. Use two different types of mascara. Start with a lengthening mascara, layering a volumizing or thickening formula on top to bulk up the lashes you do have.

5. Sparse lashes are often the result of aging, illness, or even hormonal changes. Try taking Biotin supplements or Viviscal Extra Strength ($49.99/month) to help grow lashes back naturally.


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