I love the look of most false eye lashes but, I am the last person who wants to actually wear them.
False eye lashes really can create a pop but, that is not enough of a reason for me to wear them.
Drug Store Mascaras That Can Fake False Eyelashes
I have to tell you. Without my eyeglasses on I am about blind. Putting eye make up on can be a challenge. I think that if I were to attempt to glue an eyelash on it would be a disaster. Wearing the eyelashes would would probably last about an hour before they would bother me enough to just yank them off no matter where I am and what I am doing.
False eyelashes are just not for me.
I can easily guess that I am not the only person out there that is not a fan of false eyelashes as well.
Thank goodness that there are plenty of choices of mascara to get us non-glue-on people a look that works.
There are a few tricks out there that can help us achieve that false eyelash look without having to glue anything on. Finding the right mascara is one of those tricks.
There are three basic tricks to getting that false eyelash look.
- Learning how to apply the mascara
- Learning how to layer the mascara
- and.. Learning which mascaras to use for best results.
How to apply mascara
It is hard to believe that there is a right way and a ‘not so right’ way to apply mascara. The right way to apply mascara, if you want a super-full look like the look that false eye lashes can give to you, has more to do the want and what you do with the wand than anything else. The secret is to first use an eye lash curler and then apply the mascara.
It seems unanimous among the experts out there, mascara should be applied starting at the root of the eyelash and wiggling the wand as you go is important.
According to the folks from CoverGirl:
Clamp an eyelash curler at the root of your upper lashes and hold for five seconds. Repeat on the middle of lashes and again near the tips. Then when you apply your mascara, hold mascara wand as close as possible to base of lashes, and wiggle it as you move it up through lashes. (This motion helps get every lash.)
Learning how to layer the mascara.
Layering the mascara is important if you want to get that ultra thick eyelash look. I recommend using different kinds of mascara. For example, one mascara for bulking up the lashes followed by a mascara that lengthens the lashes..
and.. Learning which mascaras to use for best results.
There are plenty of expensive mascaras out the that promise to do the job. Many of these mascaras really can do a great job. But, if you are on a budget, you can find mascaras that will work well for a portion of the price of the expensive mascaras.
The drugstore mascaras that can help thicken up your lashes to help you get that false eyelash look and are decently rated by others to do so are:
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara- Always a top pick even for the top pros and it’s under $5! I love that this mascara is practically impossible to clump. Between the brush and the composition of the formula, this mascara is a great buy. I use it for my second coat.
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Classic Mascara- under 6 bucks and only available at Walmart. Another nonclumper and can really add some clean volume too!Also available in waterproof which means it will stay on longer in my opinion.
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Washable Mascara,– Are we seeing a Maybelline trend here??- This one has the curved brush which really helps to reach all of those lashes.
Full Lash Bloom by Lashblast Mascara Very Black- Covergirl- This mascara is always rated high by users.The brush is especially nice for those of use with short or scant looking natural lashes. Covergirl also has good coupons in the weekend paper making this mascara a bargain in the end.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara- The trick to using this mascara is to learn how to use the brush and that the brush can be used in different ways. When I first discovered that the comb can be used by just rotating my hand, I was the happiest person around. Use the comb on this to make your lashes pop.
Lastly, Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara,comes in colors and in clear. Rimmel says “With grow-lash complex, Lashes appear up to 117% longer in 30 days, Lashes appear up to 80% longer instantly”. It really did work for me! YAY!!