With the new, FDA-approved, eyelash-thickening drug, Latisse, hitting the market this year and mascaras that twirl, spin and vibrate, it appears that eyelashes are this year’s lips. (Last year’s lips, in my opinion, were eyebrows.)
To me, this vibrating mascara just looks like a whole lot of opportunities to poke myself in the eye.
Being kind of broke, I thought about trying to create my own oscillating mascara applicator by taping my mascara to my Sonicare toothbrush, but I didn’t think it was worth risking losing an eye over.
So I decided to do some research online, for tips on how to get the biggest, longest-looking lashes, without a prescription or a visit to the emergency room.
The first tip I found was to warm your eyelash curler with your hairdryer. Thus turning your eyelash curler into a tiny curling iron for your lashes.
Sounded great in theory, but it was hard to get the curler to the right temperature. It was was either not warm enough to do anything, or so warm that I felt like my eyelids were cattle, about to be branded.
When I finally got the curler to the right temperature, it didn't add that much curl. Plus, I think it would make my lashes dry and brittle, causing them to fall out, thus defeating the purpose.
But another tip I read, while so simple, made a huge difference in my lashes.
The tip: curl your lashes 3 times: once closest to the eyelid, once midway up the length of the lash and a third time towards the tip of the eyelash.
I have thin, extremely short lashes, so I could hardly get 3 curls in, but I have to say, it made the curl big and full (relatively speaking) and my lashes looked longer and much more prominent.
If you try it out, let me know what you think.
Anyone try any of the vibrating mascaras? Any of them good?