HOW TO CREATE A FLUTTER SO FIERCE, YOU’LL NEVER GO FAUX AGAIN
It really is all in your eyes — so you’d better up your lash game, fast. Whether you’re serving a sultry glare or practicing the power of persuasion, we all know that long, lush lashes do most of the work. And since the goal is to accentuate them as much as possible whilst still appearing all your own, for some, the pursuit for perfect lashes is life-long. Well, yours ends here — because we’re revealing how to get longer-looking lashes, guaranteed to withstand all the batting you’re capable of.
1. LASH SERUM: THINK LONG-TERM
In lash length terms, going straight in for the kill with a black mascara will only get you so far. To take them above and beyond (which is where we set the bar), treat your lashes just as you would your skin before applying makeup.
Like the facial serum you consider as vital as your morning coffee, Volume Effet Faux Cils Flash Primer brings lashes to life, twofold. First, it spins length like silk with pro-vitamin B5, argan oil and walnut leaf extract from the YSL Ourika Gardens in Morocco, which combine to condition, hydrate, strengthen and reinforce lashes, encouraging natural growth. Second, it offers extra hold — meaning mascara performs better and lashes appear bolder in colour, denser in volume and a whole lot longer.
2. LASH CURLER: STYLE THEM JUST SO
The immaculate lash line. The sleek, combed finish. The unreal length. To rival the effect of false lashes, make an eyelash curler your next obsession. For those yet to get up-close and personal with only one of the longest-standing beauty tools, curling your lashes not only cleans up strays, it also gives an instant lift, putting your natural length on show. No slap-dash methods. There’s a technique to this — and, if you want a permed look that lasts as long as your mascara, you’ll want to get it right:
• Lay a mirror flat and look down into it — this gives you better lash access
• Position the curler as close to the roots of your lashes as possible
• Gently squeeze the curler and repeat a few times in the same place
• Repeat along the lengths of the lashes until you reach the ends — this creates a natural curl with staying power
3. MASCARA: CHOOSE YOUR LENGTHENER