Mandi's Step By Step Tips and Tricks For Getting That Faux Lash Look Minus the Faux Lashes
First we need to assemble our cast of characters. You will need:
1. Double Extend Mascara or a "Base Mascara" as I like to call it. I like to use either Maybelline Great Lash or Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara. For true fauxness you want to choose the Blackest Black color. Yes, there is a color blacker than black.
2. If you are not using a double extend mascara (mascara with a white primer/base on one side and a black color on the other side of the tube) then you will need a builder mascara. I like to use Maybelline Volum' Express Mascara. I've used this for years and love it.
3. L' Oreal Voluminous Mascara. An absolute must for true fauxness. It really gives that thick lash look.
Blogger formatting isn't cooperating with me right now so I apologize for the wonkiness of the above photos. But those are the mascaras I used for this tutorial.
Below...beware of very "Blair Witch" type photos. Lots of eyes.
Oh hello. How scary! Sans mascara and lipgloss. My husband was a little unnerved when he first saw me without my "face" on. :)
See...this is what I mean. My lashes aren't particularly long.
You'll want to begin by curling your lashes. This opens up your eye and really puts the oomph in your lashes. Don't be afraid of your curler! I've had mine for almost 14 years now. I spent less than $6 on it. You can lightly warm the curler with your blow dryer to get a real lasting crimp. Crimp right at the base of your lashes and hold for about ten seconds. Be careful not to pinch your skin!
After curling. A difference, eh?!
Next you'll want to apply your primer or base mascara. Here I'm using the Double Extend Mascara. Start at the root of the lash and glide upwards. And again. And again. Do this a couple of times to really coat the lash. This step helps make your lashes thick and gives something for your other mascara coats to cling to.