How To Make Lashes Look Longer & Fuller

Dear Sizzor Shak,

Everywhere I look, I am seeing ladies with false eyelashes on. I think this looks really glamorous for a night out, but I need to know how to make my lashes look longer and fuller for my everyday look. There are a lot of commercials on TV for different mascaras, but I was wondering what sort of salon options there are.

Thanks for your advice,
Lashless Lainie

Dear Lainie,

I’m really glad you asked this question. Eyelashes can do more to enhance your eyes than anything else, and our eyes are one of our greatest beauty features. Just read any poet or love letter!

Let’s first go over some simple beauty tricks to make the most of what you’ve got. First of all, curl those lashes! I know for some people, an eyelash curler looks like a torture device, but the new ones on the market have a silicone pad that curls and lifts your lashes without the fear of pinching your lids. Blast the pads with your hairdryer prior to curling to really get results. Another option would be to get an eyelash perm. This is a fantastic way to make sure you wake up every morning with beautiful lashes. The procedure takes less than half an hour, is simple, and very effective.
Eyeliner is almost as important as mascara when it comes to bringing out your lashes. The reason — a dark line at the base of your eyelid gives the impression that you have lots of lashes. Lots of lashes = beautiful eyes!

Have you ever considered permanent cosmetics? Permanent eyeliner would provide you with this look all day, every day! Definitely an option worth looking into!

When it comes to mascara, you have a multitude of options with all these innovative formulas and brush designs. These mascaras contain lengthening polymers, silica balls and tiny fibers that lengthen and thicken, silk nectar to repair brittle lashes, special brushes to guarantee that no lash is left untouched – all amazing features that can really increase your eye-batting potential.

But no matter how great your mascara is, the application process if of utmost importance! First of all, a little known tip is to apply a first coat ONLY to the tips of the lashes. This is the thinnest part of the lash, so by putting a layer there FIRST, you are adding thickness without adding clumps! Then you can go ahead and put an application on the entire lash.

There are other, longer-lasting options available. An experienced salon professional can provide you with eyelash tinting – a procedure that darkens your lashes from root to tip and lasts for a few months. Eyelash extensions are also available by select stylists who undergo expert training. The extensions are made from human hair and you and your stylist can determine together what length and thickness will work best for you.
It was William Shakespeare who said, “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” However, we at Sizzor Shak like this quote from Audrey Hepburn best:

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

May we all strive for this kind of beauty.
-The Sizzor Shak Staff