Lindsay's Lashes: All the Products and Tips
There are a lot of things that pop up in our direct messages on Instagram. We get asked if we want to join in the next big scheme for finding your next 100,000 followers (clearly, we’ve not fallen for that one!), we get inquiries about invitations for parties and weddings, we get questions about shirt sizes and how things fit from our apparel line; but there is one COMMENT that we receive in our DMs over and over that has led us to this blog post. This one comment happens so often that we practically have the steps on replay and just know to copy and past it to the next person that leaves a remark. This comment, you ask, is: “Girl, those LASHES!”
Yep, you’ve read this right, I’m writing a blog about my eyelashes. You see, I’m not a beauty blogger, or a fashion blogger, but this is a hot topic of discussion on our Instagram page, so I thought that it would help to write a blog post and point people in the right direction here!
First and foremost, my lashes are 100% my own - “au natural”, as they say - with no falsies, lash extensions, not even a lash lift or tint. Just the same ol’ lashes I came with right out of the package! But I follow a few steps and use a few products to make them look fuller and longer and I wanted to share those with you below.
You might know this uber popular lash product that was introduced by Rodan + Fields a few years back. It was such a hot item that around the time of it’s release, or shortly thereafter, I went to order some and they were completely sold out. I waited and refreshed their website for weeks until it was restocked and bought my first tube right away! A little bit of this goes a LONG way - so much so that I’m only just now on my second tube. According to a study on the Rodan + Fields website, participants saw the following results in just eight weeks:
90% of participants noticed the appearance of fuller-looking lashes
85% of participants noticed the appearance of longer-looking lashes
63% of participants noticed the appearance of darker-looking lashes
I have to say that I started seeing results probably even sooner than that! I swear by this product for all of the same reasons as the participants from this study! I have heard of some skin, eye, lash types having different reactions or results so I highly encourage you to find a great consultant that will take good care of you and help you through the process - we both recommend this one hands down!
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
This mascara is designed to focus on the curl of the lash. This mascara’s wand is designed to lift, separate and curl the lashes and adds an appearance of length. A panel of women testing this mascara saw the following results in just FOUR weeks:
97% said it visibly lifts lashes
87% said it gives long-lasting curl
94% said eyes look more wide open
Too Faced Better Than Sex
The name of this mascara though?! I’m not sure why makeup companies use such provocative names, but alas, it’s a good mascara so we will just let the name go! The collagen-based formula of this mascara leaves the appearance of a much fuller, thicker lash. The more you layer, the thicker fuller the look! In a consumer study, the following results were reported:
100% saw longer lashes
100% saw dramatic volume
93% saw base-to-tip curl
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise
The cheapest product on the whole list, this mascara is an exact dupe for the Two Faced Better Than Sex mascara. With very similar packaging, these products both have identical wands and very similar formulas. According to the Ulta website, women agreed:
91% saw intense and volumized lashes
87% saw more beautiful lashes
+98% lengthening effect
Here are the steps that I take to get the best results with my lashes. There are two variations, so let’s start with the first:
At night, I wash my face removing all makeup and apply a VERY LIGHT coat of Lash Boost to each eye. I applied my first tube of Lash Boost fairly religiously each night, but now on my second tube I use it every few nights
In the morning, I apply very minimal makeup (the days I get the most comments on my lashes I’m wearing no other eye makeup aside from mascara and eye liner only on my lower waterline). I start by applying one coat of Benefit Roller Lash to each eye.
Allowing just a few seconds for the first set of “curling and lengthening mascara” to set, I apply one coat of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara to each eye. Here you can sub for L’Oreal Lash Paradise
I apply one last coat of Better than Sex or Lash Paradise mascara, specifically focusing on fanning out the inner and outer corners of the lashes.
This process requires the use of both the Benefit and the Too Faced mascaras. The first adds the length and curl and the second adds the thickness. Be aware that once your lashes are fuller and longer you will have much more clean-up on your eyes - I keep some cotton swabs close because you will need to remove excess around the eyes.
The alternative to this process is the following. I have found this process to work much better after having established a longer lash with the Lash Boost:
At night, I wash my face removing all makeup and apply a VERY LIGHT coat of Lash Boost to each eye.
In the morning, I apply only the L’Oreal Lash Paradise. I do 2+ coats of the mascara, focusing primarily on the inner and outer corners and making sure to fan outward to create more of a fanned look than simply straight up.
Some final notes:
I always use the blackest mascara color option available
Some flaking may occur with mascara, simply use a setting powder to reduce any under-eye
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