If there's one thing I wish I could change about my face, it would be to have naturally thick and dramatic eyelashes. Since my lashes aren't very long to begin with, I've had to use a few techniques to enhance my natural lashes. If you don't have the budget to purchase expensive prescription eyelash enhancing serums or you don't want to mess when false lashes, there are plenty of tips you can try that will help your sparse or shorter eyelashes standout. Check out these easy tips:
Use an eyelash curler - It seems self-explanatory, but some people forget to use an eyelash curler before applying mascara. When I use an eyelash curler, my lashes instantly look better and appear more voluminous. Always use an eyelash curler before applying any makeup to your lashes - that includes primer, also.
Purchase a lengthening mascara - Mascara products labeled as 'lengthening' feature an easy-to-use brush that coats your lashes so it looks natural and keeps eyelashes as long as possible. There are many affordable brands at stores such as Target, and there's quite a variety in beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta. If you have a favorite brand of mascara that isn't designed to lengthen, purchase a lengthening primer to apply before mascara.
Always apply a second coat - If your lashes don't stand out or are rather sparse, an easy way to create a dramatic look is to apply two coats of mascara. Since you don't want the mascara to end up looking like spider legs, always apply the coats consecutively - never wait for the first coat to dry before applying the second.
Brush the lashes - This is one tip I discovered through reading about how to lengthen my own lashes, and it really helps prepare short or sparse lashes for mascara. Use an eyebrow brush to comb and separate the lashes before applying mascara - this will help the mascara coat each lash for a more natural look.
Look for a loose mascara wand - There are so many mascara products and an equally high amount of brush styles. To keep your mascara looking as natural as possible for short or sparse lashes, look for brush styles that feature a curved, spacious bristle. This will help coat your lashes without weighing them down.
Whether you have sparse or short lashes, you can enhance your look with these easy mascara tips. Look for lightweight products that won't weight lashes down, and always curl the eyelashes to increase volume.