5 Tips for the longest lashes ever

I was fortunate to have inherited naturally long, thick eyelashes from my mama. But that doesn't mean I'm not always looking for ways to make them look even longer. In fact, I've gotten so good at it that half the time people swear I have falsies on. These techniques are so simple anyone can master them at home!

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Your eyes are usually the first thing people notice when they look at you, so you want to make sure you have some lush-worthy lashes to go with them. Put away those falsies and hair growth serums and check out a few of my tips for faking big, fat long lashes!

1. Curl: The first thing I do before even applying mascara is curl my lashes. For years I was intimidated and straight up scared of these things, but believe me when I say they work wonders! The trick is to make sure you capture your lashes and squeeze for no less than 30 seconds. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($20) is probably the best one I've ever tried. It even has soft silicone pads to protect lashes from pulling.

2. Line your eyes: I'm all about the cat-eye but when I really want my lashes to stand out, I only apply on my lower lash line using a long-lasting liner like Diorshow Liner Waterproof ($29). It adds just enough intensity to my eyes without hiding my lashes.

3. Use a lengthening and voluminizing mascara:  I always opt for a mascara that's going to thicken just as much as it lengthens to create a nice, full fringe. Try Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23). The hour-glass shaped brush reaches every single lash.

4. Wiggle while you work: A makeup artist friend of mine taught me a trick once to getting your lashes to look longer. She told me to apply mascara in a wiggly motion starting from the lash line and out. Trust me, this really works!

5. Layer on: Don't be afraid to layer on two or three coats to get you that intense, falsie-like look. Just make sure you're using a fresh formula. An old tube will leave your lashes looking dry, spidery and sometimes even shorter.

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