The things we put ourselves through in order to have long fluttering lashes is probably too much at times! If an alien were to visit Earth we’re guessing they’d be baffled by our craving to have supremely hairy eyelashes, but that’s beauty for you! Here are the 12 best ways to get healthy feminine lashes like Mila Kunis – our ultimate lash idol!
#1 Vaseline is Your Saviour
As basic as it sounds, Vaseline keeps the lashes coated and moisturized, which is even more important if you use mascara as that can dry them out. Rub a small amount over the lashes after removing makeup and wipe off immediately with a cotton pad. This will also ensure your stubborn eye makeup is wiped completely clean!
#2 Gently Cleanse with Oil or Cream Based
One of the most important things you can do for your lashes is ensure you’re taking off your makeup properly every night! Use an oil or creamy makeup remover instead of normal wipes. The former will replenish and revitalise your lashes, the latter will only dry them out!
#3 Comb Lashes
This one is for those whose lashes tend to turn inwards into the eyes or get caught up in each other. Use a makeup kit comb, which often comes with spoolie brushes or brow brushes. Combing them will encourage the lashes to grow in the right direction and spread them out, giving them a fuller look!
#4 Don’t Use Waterproof Mascara Too Much
Waterproof mascara is clearly made to be resistant to external elements, so inevitably it is harder to get off! This means you may end up tugging at your lashes all too often, casuing many to fall out! Try to ease up on the mascara, and use it only for big occasions. A little Vaseline can go a long way for a daytime look!
#5 Don’t Over Use Falsies
Even if you are a pro at false lash application, the glue and extra removal process will wear at your eye lashes like nothing else! Not only that, they can be heavy on the eyes, weakening the lashes that lie underneath. Give those lashes a chance to breath! Limit false eye lashes to major occasions!
#6 Olive Oil Overnight
Sound a bit crazy? Think again! If you use olive oil on your hair, why not on your lases? It’s the same idea! Olive oil moistens the eye lashes, giving them some extra strength. Either dip a cotton bud in oil and run it over the lashes, or soak a cotton pad in olive oil and rest it over the eyes for a few minutes. This will make all the difference to your delicate eyes.
#7 Vitamin E Lotion
Vitamin E promotes healthy skin and healthy hair! Enrich the lash line with a vitamin E lotion with just one easy swipe! Apply it the same way you would olive oil. It’s a life saver!
#8 Balanced Fruit & Veg Diet
We all know the famous line ‘you are what you eat’. Same goes for how you treat your lashes! Stock up on fruit, veg, and healthy fats to make sure you lock moisture into those lashes, you’d be surprised at how much of an effect it can have!
#9 Coconut Milk Soak
The healthy fats in coconut promote thick moisturised lashes. Follow the same process as you do with olive oil, and do a mini soak for 10 minutes or so to see a real difference!
#10 Lash Beauty Enhancer
It may seem a bit pricey for something that isn’t what we consider a necessary part of our makeup regime, but it makes such a difference for those with short or thin lashes. The Lancôme Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base (€26) has a vitamin E enriched formula that promotes growth. Use this before mascara and it thickens the appearance of lashes. Alternatively, the Rimmel Lash Accelerator Serum (€11.45) is an affordable dupe!
#11 Splash Out!
This Elizabeth Arden Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum (€105) is definitely a luxurious treat, but as a multi-functioning beauty product, it supports the natural renewal cycle of your lashes with its triple peptide complex, boosted by vitamins, botanicals, and lash conditioners. Unlike other outdated lash growth serums, this one won’t affect the pigmentation of your skin around the eyes!
Also known as vitamin H or vitamin B7, biotin is a B-complex vitamin that improves hair and lash growth, as well as promoting healthy skin. The best way to get biotin is through an oral supplement, (to be found in most health food stores!)