Of all the details that go into your feminine look, eyelashes just might have the biggest bang.
Long lashes make your eyes look bigger and brighter – downplaying facial flaws and making you look much more feminine.
In other words, lashes are a girl’s best friend!
Beyond the basics of mascara and false lashes, there are some unique ways to give your eyelashes serious sex appeal.
Read on for 4 eyelash innovations that will transform your face:
1. Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions are a huge beauty trend right now. And why not? Who wouldn’t want long, gorgeous lashes for up to 8 weeks?
Eyelash extensions cost an average of $100-$300, with touchups averaging $25-$75. While the treatment is pricy and time consuming (the lashes must be applied one-by-one), most lash lovers will tell you it’s worth the investment.
Check out these links to find an eyelash stylist in your area:
Want long lashes without the hassle of extensions or false eyelashes? Latisse might be the option you’re looking for.
Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment for growing eyelashes. It increases the growth phase of your eyelashes, causing them to grow thicker, longer, and darker. Most people see dramatic results within 12 weeks. (Read reviews here.)
The Latisse kit costs around $120, but since it must be dispensed by a doctor, you also have to factor in the cost of the office visit.
3. Lash Growth Serum
Another option for enhancing your natural lashes is to use a non-prescription lash growth serum. These products contain ingredients that stimulate eyelash growth.
While the results might not be as dramatic as Latisse, the price is right. Here are some products to try:
- Rimmel Lash Accelerator Serum ($10)
- L’Oreal Concentrated Lash Boosting Serum ($15)
- Givenchy Mister Lash Booster ($30)
- Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die for Turbo ($80)
- Revitalash Advanced ($98)
4. Fiber Mascara
Finally, if you just want a quick and easy way to get big, sexy lashes, try a fiber mascara. These are mascaras that contain special fibers that bind together to build out the lashes. It’s the best way to get that false eyelash look using only mascara.
Popular fiber mascaras include:
- Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers
- Ulta Fabulous Fiber Mascara
- Physician’s Formula Instant Lash Extension Kit
- Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes
- D.J.V. MIARAY Fiberwig Mascara
Don’t forget your lashes!
Eyelashes might be a small detail, but as you can see, they can have a dramatic impact on your looks.
Have you tried any of these eyelash innovations? If so, what did you think? Do you have any other lash recommendations for us?
I’d love to hear from you, so please share below!
P.S. Want to master the basics before moving onto advanced eyelash techniques? Try The Makeup Magic Program! Discover specialized male to female makeup techniques that will bring out the beauty and femininity of your face.
Hi Lucille….They warn that Latisse can change the color of your iris to BROWN!!…Since I have green eyes that are an asset I sadly choose to avoid Latisse…
Me too! My eyes are blue and I want them to stay that way. 😉
Great tips, ladies!! Keep ’em coming! 🙂
I discivered this product years ago. i was in a dept. store one day, and at the cosmetics counter (of course) The girl working the counter had wonderful lash’s. I asked her how she got them so long and full. She handed me a bottle of cilis booster. It’s made by Lancome. This stuff is wondeful. You just brush it on like till you get the lenth you want. Then follow up with your favorite masscara. You won,t beleave how long and full your lash’e will get. I love it, and have used it for years now. Looks like fake lashes, but they are mine.
Good luck everyone: Donna
I usually use local innovation technologies, such as long lashes mascara “Innovation Infinity”. It based on innovation nanotechnology and very effective,silky and natural.And it costs only 5 EUR. St.Michelle production.
Desperate to fill out my sparse lashes, I asked my eye doctor for a Latisse prescription, although warned that it was expensive. I was careful with each vial and each lasted for about 2 months. Each prescription was heavily discounted and it still cost me almost $85. That’s about $510 per year. My lashes were probably as full as they were going to get after 2 months, perhaps a little more.
It takes time to work but it does indeed work; I used two drops per night and carefully applied it to my upper lashes and then to my lower lash. and finally to a point in my eyebrow just to see if it would help cover a scar. While the directions clearly tell you not to apply it to anything other than your upper lashes, it worked on all with zero side effects. The site warns that some people have a temporary darkening of the eye pigment. In my case I saw no evidence of this.
I was thrilled with the results in all cases. My upper lashes filled in wonderfully and my lower lashes looked much better…without any mascara at all. Mascara enhanced the appearance and I was generally thrilled In addition, although it did not grow hair on my eyebrow scar tissue itself, it definitely thickened the eyebrow hairs on either side of the scar so that it covered the scar better. Naturally I began to wonder at the possibility of having this formula for those who suffering from hair loss on the head. The way it is now, that would be prohibitively expensive.
However, as the site warns, you must continue using the product if you want the results to last. I knew I wasn’t going to spend this much every few months on my eyelashes, although from reading and speaking with other women, I suspect that one could apply it twice a week for maintenance (after achieving the desired effect) instead of every night. A maintenance dosage, therefore, might cost only $200 per year, at least if the discounts remain in effect.
I was curious as to how my lashes would look after a few months without it and, alas, it does go back to a less luxuriant state, although not to my original stark state. In fact, I am somewhat satisfied with my lashes the way they are now and at least I have lower lashes which look good when I wear mascara. Make no mistake that my lashes looked far better when I was using Latisse, but it’s an expensive proposition for those of us who seem constantly short on money.
I started using Latisse a while back and I’m thrilled with the results! I quickly learned that it is not necessary to use as much as suggested, nor to use it every single night. So the bottle that was designed to last one month is still half full after 3 months or so. (I stopped for a couple of weeks when I was very sick, and only after that did I notice a few lashes falling out) Most importantly, there really is a big difference.
As for side effects, it’s ability to help you grow lashes IS a side effect! A stronger formula was used for glaucoma and patients using it developed longer, fuller, lusher lashes! So this version was made to be used sparingly on the lash (NOT in the eye!)
The potential eye color change is toward brown, and I already have brownish eyes. More to the point – I don’t put it in my eyes, just on my lashes where it belongs. So – no color change, just better lashes. And not $120 per month, but perhaps $20 per month.
I’m not selling it, just saying it is working for me and I’m not a huge fan of drugs.
I have tried many things to get those luscious lashes that you always see on actresses and models. I am leery of putting something on my lashes that is a drug basicly. I do use the mascaras that help lengthen.
Barring those, I have used false Eyelashes before with good success.
I enjoyed reading your advise and the responses by the other girls. My lashes seem to fit me well enough although I do have them curled and darkened by my esthetitican about every two months. My brows are starting to show signs of gray so I’m now considering having them darkened as well. Thanks for all your help. It’s truly appreciated by this girl.