We all have those days where all we want is what we can’t have. Whether it be less wrinkles, straight hair, the perfect body, long eyelashes, we’ve all been there. I was one of those people who was born with extremely long eyelashes. No idea where they came from or which family member I got them from but I really never paid any attention to them until the eyelash extension craze started a few years ago. Almost everyday someone will ask me where I get my lashes done and if I love having lash extensions. Obviously, they’re a little taken aback when I say they are 100% natural and immediately want to know my lash secrets!
After much thought, I finally caved and decided to do an entire post based on eyelashes for those who want the illusion of longer lashes without having to fork over your hard earned money for them. First, eye lash extensions totally wreck your natural lashes so I highly suggest NOT getting them… Second, they are expensive and you have to take immaculate care of them or you will ruin the extensions. I’ve had plenty of friends get them recently and they end up regretting their decision immediately. If you have to do something then just get the false lashes from the drugstore and take them off when you’re back home. Personally, I have found that with the right tricks you can achieve the look of lash extensions easily. It might take a little time, but there are plenty of ways to achieve this look.
Mascara, mascara, mascara.
Finding the perfect mascara can do wonders for your lashes. I never really thought this was true until I started testing out different brands, different wands, and all of the new formulas that keep coming out promising the illusion of voluminous lashes. I have been using Vivienne Sabó Paris’ mascaras on a daily basis and have seen a dramatic improvement even on my long lashes. I don’t know if you’re like me but I feel amazing when I have a good lash day! Just like when I have an amazing hair day! Those days seem few and few between! It’s the little things. 😬
There is definitely a process to achieve the perfect lash look. Everyone has their own system to putting make-up on but figured I would share my super simple mascara routine. Once I’m ready to start applying my mascara I will run a small lash brush through to untangle them so the mascara will go on evenly to each lash. Keep in mind, multiple coats is key. I will always put on one full coat on the top and bottom, wait for my eyelashes to dry and then go over with another coat or 2 depending on if I want a more dramatic look. It’s extremely important to let the first coat dry all the way so when you put on the extra layers it is elongating your lashes plus the first coat you applied. Also, ALWAYS start at the root of your lashes so you get the full effect. If you use an eyelash curler I would suggest warming it up with a hair dryer and using it after you apply the first coat of mascara. Heating up the tool will help curl your lashes better than with a curler that is room temperature. Same as with curling your hair. You wouldn’t curl your hair with a cold iron would you?
I recently tested out 2 mascaras from Vivienne Sabó’s latest collection and wanted to share my experience with y’all. My girlfriends and I decided to do a fun video to show the Jalouse and Femme Fatale with a few different make-up looks.
We also did a few stills to really show the dramatic effects of these 2 mascaras.
First, I tried Vivienne Sabó’s Jalouse Lash Extending Mascara on two different make-up looks; a very natural Beach Bronze look where we only applied a light coat of mascara and then a more dramatic Dance Party look where we added a couple more coats to give a more fierce lash look.
For the last two looks we wanted to go even bolder so we used Femme Fatale Volumizing Mascara. I love a good dramatic look so we created the Nude Matte Goddess with a gorgeous nude lip and then Girl’s Nigh Out with a mega bold lip and some fabulous lashes. Both of these looks used the same mascara and two coats of each. Talk about spider lashes! 😍