4 Ways To Get The Lashes Of Your Dreams



It’s date night, and you’re running short on time. Clearly, you can only rush through a few of the essentials — outfit, shoes, and if you’re lucky, hair. Make-up has to be quick and effortless. One of the easiest, and most effective areas of focus, is your eyes, or, more specifically, your eyelashes. Lash volume can instantly make your eyes pop, which is important considering that people often instantly look for the eyes when meeting others. Here are four effortless ways to make your eyes pop — so when you’re running late to that date, your lashes, at least, will be on fleek.

1. Mascara

An age-old makeup tool, mascara is the most traditional of all of these options, having existed since the time of the ancient Egyptians. With a few swipes, the inky, sticky mascara clings to your lashes to lengthen them. Mascara is useful because it’s temporary and easily washes out; however, many grow impatient with needing to re-apply it every day.

2. Lash Lifts

Essentially a perm for your eyelashes, a lash lift changes the shape and color of your natural lashes. Individuals can invest in a lash lift kit to get the effects themselves. Unlike mascara, a lash lift isn’t temporary — in fact, it can last four to six weeks. However, it does nothing to lengthen lashes significantly, since it only alters their natural shape.

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3. Fake Lashes

Like mascara, fake lashes are typically temporary but can add significantly more volume than mascara can. Some also argue that mascara can make your lashes weak and brittle, and fake lashes bypass this concern by simply attaching to your eyelids, leaving the lashes themselves unaffected.

4. Lash Extensions

Like lash lifts, lash extensions are long-lasting alterations to your natural lashes. They enhance the shape of your eye by attaching directly to your lashes. However, on average, they’re the priciest of these options, costing about $100 to $500 per set — and only last about six weeks. While they produce the most dramatic effect for the longest term, those interested should carefully weigh the pros and cons of investing in lash extensions.

Each of these four options can help make your eyes pop on a date or, of course, in your day-to-day life. But they each require varying degrees of commitment and investment into the products that produce their effects. Remember to do your research, consider your budget and lifestyle, and talk to a professional before committing to anything too serious. But with any luck, you’ll have the last lash — with standout eyes that draw others’ immediate attention.