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Real Eyelashes that look Fake! Two products that help me ‘fake’ false eyelashes.
Today, I’m doing something a little out of the ordinary, based on the crazy number of comments I’ve gotten in the past 24 hours on instagram stories all revolving around my eyelashes! Totally random, but so many of you want to know about whether my eyelashes are real, fake or a combination of the two. Well, folks, I’m here to tell you that my eyelashes are 100% REAL!
About 18 months ago, I used to get false eyelashes and they were great, but I never had the time to have them filled (laying still for about 2 hours each time), plus blowing $50-$75 ever two weeks was more than I wanted to spend. But above all of that, I HATED what they were doing to my natural lashes. They kept getting shorter, weaker and barely there. It’s the nature of the beast if you’ve had them for a few months. It’s always a shock to look at yourself in the mirror after you’ve removed your eyelash extensions!
It was around this time that I got them removed that I got a comment from a sweet reader saying something along the lines of “I think you are much more beautiful without false eyelashes. Natural beauty is the best kind of beauty.” I had no idea who this person was and have forgotten their name too, but the sentiment really stuck with me. Natural beauty really is the best kind, so that’s what I’ve been trying to accentuate.
About three months ago, my friend Tia sent me some Rodan & Fields products to try, including Lash Boost. I’ve heard mixed reviews of this product but was willing to give it a try because my eyelashes were still on the shorter side, though longer than what they were last year. Lash Boost is the reason my eyelashes are currently this long. I’ve tried a variety of mascaras, trying to find the best ones to make my eyelashes really pop, and the best one I’ve found is by Tarte called Lights, Camera, Lashes.
Beyond those two products, the best thing I use to comb through my lashes before and after I use mascara are these disposable spoolie brushes.
So my routine goes like this:
Every evening, after I wash all my makeup off, I apply Lash Boost to the base of my lash line and under my eyebrows (in hopes they’ll grow too!) and then go to sleep.
In the morning, I wash my face, apply makeup as usual and then comb through my lashes with a spoolie.
Then I apply Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, using a zig zag pattern to help comb through my lashes. After it has been applied and dried, I use the spoolie again to comb through and separate my lashes. Sometimes you will get tiny little black speckles on your face after combing. I just wipe these away easily with a tissue. I use a wet Q-tip to wipe away any excess mascara from my eye lid area. Then I will add a second coat just to my eyelash ends.
After that, I am ready to go!
And, that’s it!
Hopefully you’ve found this helpful in all your eyelash needs. I’m so so happy with my lashes and that they are real and all mine! And, as food for thought, here are what my lashes looked like right after I had my false eyelashes removed and this was about four months ago, right before I started using Lash Boost.