Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beauty Tip Tuesday: How to Get Long Lush Lashes

If you're like me, the quest for abundant lashes is never ending.  Especially because I have such blonde hair, my eyelashes are almost invisible if I don't wear mascara.  In a nut shell, I look like I'm 12 without any makeup.  Awesome.  So, I am a HUGE sucker for a good mascara. 

I've tried everything from the more expensive versions like Diorshow, Clinique High Impact and Benefit's Bad Gal to Maybelline's Falsies and Cover Girl's Lash Blast Volume.  My fav thus far (and what I use to get this look) is Cover Girl's Lash Blast.  I think it competes with the more expensive brands but has an affordable price, which, really...isn't that what we are always looking for? 

Okay -- moving on to the look:

1.  In order to actually grow longer lashes, I recommend rubbing castor oil on your lash line every night (or a castor oil/olive oil mix, which is what I do).  Ever since I started using the Oil Cleansing Method (more about that here) I have noticed my lashes have grown longer.  I've read that castor oil has properties that cause hair growth and it has definitely worked for me. 

2.  Next, buy a good lash conditioner.  I'm currently using L'Oreal's Double Extend (here) which works really well (although I only use the conditioner, not the mascara.  I stick with my Cover Girl for that step).  If you're willing to splurge a little, I really love Dior's Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum.  It really is pretty awesome.  I actually prefer it to the L'Oreal version, but I'm just not willing to shell out $30 bucks each time for a new tube. 

Before you put on any product, curl your lashes.  Then, coat your lashes with a couple swipes of the lash conditioner.  It will make your lashes look white-ish.  Welcome to my world. 

3.  As I said (multiple times...hey, I love it), for this step I prefer Cover Girl's Lash Blast Volume.  Obviously, this is just what I recommend.  Feel free to use your fav product.  But really, it's great.

The result:


Using these three products, I have been able to get the false lash look without dealing with the mess, annoyance and time consuming-ness of actual fake lashes.  The added bonus is that some of it is natural because of the castor oil.  Woo!

Do you have a beauty secret?  What are your essential products for everyday use?

PS -- If you're interested in purchasing castor oil, here's a good one.  When buying CO, make sure it is cold pressed and preferably organic. 


  1. Wow this post is really good! Thanks for the tip! I'm looking forward to more beauty tip posts!


    1. Thanks! After starting the Oil Cleansing Method for washing my face, I read that castor oil causes longer eye lashes. A great added bonus!

  2. I love Lash Blast! Have you tried the 24hr version. IT keeps your lashes curled all day!

    I've noticed my lashes have grown more when I condition them. Great tips!

  3. Great selections which are simple but very charming as they fit into the natural surroundings so well! Love the layering effect too which is so chic

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