Ask Ashley: Thicker-Looking Lashes | Bellingham Makeup Artist

“Dear Ashley,

How do you get thicker, fuller lashes – or even just the look of them?

~ Liz”

Thanks for asking, Liz!

I’m going to quickly break this up into two parts. First is getting fuller lashes. To work on growing healthy lashes, start by making sure you thoroughly wash them every night. This might sound silly, or like common sense, but it’s true! Leaving makeup and mascara residue can cause lashes to become brittle and break off. Washing them is the first step in letting them get some healing oxygen and grow! Taking vitamins and supplements, especially vitamin B and Biotin can help grow and plump your lashes from the inside out. Lastly, incorporating lean proteins and Omega 3’s into your diet is another way to give your lash growth a boost! These are also many serums out there that can help spur lash growth. I can’t personally recommend any of them, but you’re welcome to pick one up! Just be sure to check the ingredients and any potential side effects listed.

If you’re looking for a way to give the look of fuller lashes, my favorite quick-trick is somethiBellingham Makeup Artistng called tight-lining! Tight-lining is applying eyeliner on the inside waterline of your upper lid. As it seems weird to be that close to your eyeball, it can take a couple attempts to get used to it, but I promise it’s worth the payoff! Avoid liquid eyeliner when going into the water line. Instead, choose a waterproof gel or kohl pencil such as this one by Shu Uemura if you want to splurge, or this one by Rimmel London if you’re looking for a drug store pick up. For best results, take a q-tip and quickly dry your waterline just before applying.

Another tip for thicker-looking lashes? When applying mascara, wiggle the wand back and forth, left to right for 1 or 2 coats, starting at the root moving upward. Then finish with one quick stroke straight from the root to the tip to define. This will help create volume with the mascara.

A couple quick and simple steps, and your lashes will be full and looking luscious in no time! Good luck!



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