Eyelashes are designed by evolution to keep your eyes free of debris and shielded from the sun. They are also a lovely addition to your face! Thick, lush lashes can make you look younger and more polished. And women have been striving for centuries to figure out how to get longer lashes and new ways to lengthen, volumize, darken and enhance them.
Eugene Rimmel, father of cosmetics brand Rimmel London, invented the first nontoxic mascara in 1840 and the creation was so internationally popular that rimmel actually means mascara in several languages. Vogue.com’s beauty director Catherine Piercy said it best: “Lashes are the new breasts. Women are obsessed with getting a bigger, better pair.” So here are 10 ways to get lush lashes (or fake it like an expert!).
1. Baby Powder
Believe it or not, it just takes a bit of baby powder to volumize your eyes. Apply two coats of mascara as usual, then lightly dip a Q-tip in baby powder and apply a thin layer to the tops and undersides of your lashes. Add one more coat of mascara and voila!
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