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Lash Out

In a society where shrinking waist sizes and widening thigh gaps seem to be the trend, a certain aspect of the female body seems to be getting bigger and bigger: eyelashes. Long, thick and dramatic lashes are very in fashion at the moment. Since most of us do not have enough time (or money) to wear fake eye lashes everyday, here are a few tips to achieve gorgeous, lush lashes without the help of falsies.

The power of powder: Did you think it was only for your face? Think again! By putting a bit (or a lot, it’s up to you) of loose powder onto you lashes and layering them with mascara, they will instantly appear thicker and longer. Just dab a fluffy eyeshadow brush into the lid of the powder container and gently pat it all over your lashes. There’s no need to shell out cash for an expensive powder- a cheap, run of the mill drugstore product will do. This method is simple, affordable and perfect for an every day routine.

Look into natural lash: growth remedies: There are lash-enhancing products out there that will boost your lashes, but if you are on a budget and looking for something a bit more natural, there are some alternatives. Castor oil has many benefits, one of them being increased hair growth. Once a day (preferably before going to bed), dip a Q-Tip into a bottle of natural Castor oil and coat your lashes from the roots to the tips. After a few weeks, you will probably notice some surprising volume and length.

Long lashes come from…within?:  It’s true that what goes in to your body can have a great effect on your appearance, and this is no different in the case of eyelashes. Many people have experienced success in growing longer lashes by taking certain vitamins. Biotin is notorious for increasing both length and volume of lashes, as is vitamin B5.

Layer different mascaras: There are tons of different mascaras on the market, each offering a variety of effects for your eyelashes. A great way to boost your lashes is by layering different formulas, which will maximize your lashes much more than applying just one product. The key is to choose a volumizing mascara and a lengthening mascara. Apply one coat, let it dry for 30 seconds, and then apply a coat of the other mascara. Continue this routine until you’ve built your lashes up the length you desire, stopping before achieving spider status!

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing