Eyelashes have been shown as a form of beauty dating back to the Ancient Egyptians. Long, thick, and curled lashes were a sought-after beauty trait in many civilizations. Today, this still stands true. Many methods of getting long, luscious lashes have become popular over recent years, so which is the best?
Makeup is the most popular way to get longer, fuller lashes. With a range of mascaras to choose from, there are numerous ways to enhance your natural beauty. Different mascaras give different results; their are lengthening ones, volumizing ones, and curling ones. Some even do all of the above. Using an eyelash curler right before applying mascara is also a popular method to perk up your lashes, and keep them up all day. Some mascaras have lash conditioners in them to help grow your lashes a little bit, but for the most part the effects of mascara are only temporary. It is not recommended to sleep in your makeup, therefore you would reapply everyday.
Eyelash tinting is a form of temporary dye that you apply topically to change the color of your lashes. This is an easy way to achieve darker lashes without using makeup. This procedure takes about 10 minutes, and can be done in majority of spas. The dye used is different from the dye that we put in our hair, it is gentler and does not have the same chemicals found in hair dye. This dye can only be purchased by licensed professionals, so be sure to get this treatment in a professional setting. The results can last anywhere from 2-4 weeks, depending on how often you apply makeup on top and how often you rub your eyes. This is great for someone with lighter hairs to fake the look of wearing mascara, without applying it daily.
EYELASH EXTENSIONS/FAKE EYELASHES
Over the years the use of fake eyelashes have grown in popularity. They are available in a wide range of lengths and volume, so it is easy to find some that suit your eye shape and desired look. Strip and tab lashes are a form of fake eyelashes that you apply with a specific eyelash glue to the base of the eyelashes. These last about a day, and are typically used for special events. They are removed easily by gently pulling the lashes off, then washing the remaining glue with a makeup remover. On the other hand, eyelash extensions are a more permanent option. The extensions are applied to each individual eyelash with a glue that bonds the extension to your natural lash. Since they are bonded to your natural lash, they fall out with your natural lash cycle, so about every 4-6 weeks. Since they do fall out with your natural lashes, they do not cause any damage to the underlying hairs. This method of extensions has become increasing popular over the years due to the little maintenance they require.
If you love having long, dark lashes but don't want to commit to any of the above, Latisse might be for you. Latisse is a prescription eyelash enhancer that is shown to lengthen and darken your natural eyelashes. It is applied once a day, and takes about 4 months to get the full effect. This serum lengths, curls, and darkens your natural lashes, giving you an 'I woke up like this' look.
There are so many options for enhancing your lashes, find what makes you happy!