February 24, 2015

Eyelash Options For Your Big Day (Or Any Day)

I was not born with luscious, full lashes.  Instead, it has been my life’s quest to turn my short stubby lashes into long full lashes, and let me tell you, I have tried just about everything.  So here is my take on some of your options for your big day or any day that you want to give your lashes a little va-va-voom!

Fiber Mascara:  Fiber mascara is a great option when you want something you can use more than a couple times with little commitment.  The fibers will both thicken and lengthen your lashes.  My favorite is Dior Diorshow Exstace.  $28.50  

False Lashes-Strips:  For years, for special occasions- specifically trips to Vegas, I have been rocking a strip of lashes.  The trick to these lashes is trimming them to fit your eye.  I also prefer to use black eyelash glue because it blends well with my eyeliner.  My go to is Ardell and they run from $3.50-8.50

False Lashes-Individuals:  When I want a more natural, but still eye enhancing look, I go for individual lashes.  Usually, I fill them from the outer edges in, which helps me create a cat-eye feel.  My trick is to get the pack with mixed sizes. I also find the knot free ones look more natural.  Be sure you get lash glue that is meant for individual lashes though, it definitely works better.  Again, I usually choose Ardell. Around $3.50

Eyelash Growth Serum:  If you have some time to commit to growing natural lashes, try a serum! It can take 1-3 months to really notice a difference and you have to apply daily.  Think of it as conditioner for your lashes.  My favorite is RevitaLash.  A three-month supply is $98.

Eyelash Extension: A couple months ago, I finally tried eyelash extensions and ladies, I don’t know if I can ever go back.  The initial application is usually $125-200 depending on the lash salon, and fills are needed every 2-3 weeks which usually run $35-80.  The biggest pro, is waking up in the morning with no fuss lashes.  My go to salon is Lash Out in Old Town Scottsdale.

There is an option for every budget, commitment level and look.  What’s your favorite way to amp up your lashes?

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