Eyelashes were designed to keep dust particles away from our sensitive eyes. And though they perform their job rather well, many people forget to give them the tender love and care they need. Remember, your eyes are the first thing people see when they look at your face. And this includes the eyelash. So, give your lashes lots of TLC. If you’re not sure of what to do with that small, protective patch of hair, follow these few tips.
1. Use Mascara With Care
If your eyelashes are pulled out, it may take up to two months for them to grow back. Therefore, be careful with your mascara. Be sure the brush will not pull or snag your precious lashes. Otherwise, you may be in for some long lasting damage. My favorite mascara of all time is Maybelline Great Lash BIG. The brush bristles are soft enough for me to do several pass-through’s without pulling my hair. Plus their oversized structure gives me the ultimate in volume.
2. Use Falsies Sparingly
False eyelashes are a great way to enhance the definition of your eyes. However, the glue that’s required for their use can damage your natural lashes and the surrounding skin. So, limit your use of falsies to no more than three days a week or two weeks out of the month, giving your lashes time to breathe. Also, Be sure to measure the falsies to match the size of your natural eye. You don’t want your lashes to be too heavy or look like black spider webs.
3. Enhance Your Lashes Without Falsies
If you’d like the achieve the look of voluptuous lashes without adding falsies (which is always best), follow this trick. Smudge your liner onto the root of your lashes with either an eyeliner or mascara brush. (If using a mascara brush, do this gently or else you may pull your lashes.) This will offer the effect of having a much thicker lash line. Also, invest in a volumizing mascara that will plump your lashes into perfection. Again, my favorite volumizing mascara is Maybelline’s Great Lash BIG.
4. Clean, Clean, Clean!
Heavy mascara and false lashes encourage breakage while you sleep. So, each night, be sure to remove your eye makeup and falsies with a gentle makeup remover. Though the entire eye area is very sensitive, be extra careful not to rub to vigorously along your lash line. If you do, you’ll jeopardize your chances of lash growth and instead, encourage breakage. My favorite makeup remover is African Black Soap. It’s gentle enough to remove all of my makeup, including the area around my eyes.
I hope these tips help! What do you do to love your lashes?