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How to Make Your Lashes Look Longer

How to Make Your Lashes Look Longer
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If eyes are "the window to your soul" then eyelashes are the drapes. Longer eyelashes are fun, feminine and flirty and can be the difference between a good photo and a great one. Come and explore how to make your lashes look longer without falsies.

Start at the Root

The growth cycle of eyelashes is different to the hair on the rest of the body - eyelashes grow faster than say, the hairs on our scalp, but fall out faster too. As we age growth slows down, affecting length, density and frequency.

Lash growth serums are fortified with peptides. It's understood that peptides encourage the keratin genes in the body, and keratins aid eyelash growth. Some formulas will do the same for eyebrow, such as the RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum, B Kamins Eyelash Fortifier and Priori's Lash Recovery Serum. You might notice that nail strengthening products contain peptides too.

In our products, those peptides are part of a bigger picture that includes plant extracts, multivitamins and strengthening agents. Not only will our eyelash products stimulate the eyelashes, but condition them and improve overall eyelid health

Whether your lashes are fine, short or sparse, the effects should be visible within 2 - 4 weeks. Best results come after 6 - 8 weeks of use.

Curl to the Nines

Get the lash effect with eyelash curlers, which will widen the eyes and give the illusion of longer, fuller, better lashes. Use the heated version by Blinc for precision heat, just enough to set the curl but not enough to dry out the lashes.

Save the heat for special occasions, and choose Tweezermans Procurl Lash Curler for daily use. Reworked angles create excellent, pinch-proof access to each lash like never before — allowing for effortless use and maximum curl. The narrowed top bar is designed reach every corner.

Be Dramatic

Follow up the curling process with the LashFood Conditioning Primer to help you get the best out of your mascara. This moisturizing primer separates lashes so you can load on a trustworthy mascara. Sigma's Structural Lashes Set contains three, each offering 13 hour waterproof wear and plenty of drama.

Often mascaras contain harsh chemicals which damage the eyelashes, but Jane Iredale's PureLash Lengthening Mascara has replaced those with a complex that conditions with every swipe.

Wipe it all Away

Finish your day with TALIKA's Oil-Free Lash Conditioning Cleanser to remove eye make-up effectively without damaging your lashes. Some make-up removers can tug at the eyelashes and pull them out but this cleanser, which works even on waterproof mascara and sensitive skin, actually improves lash structure. Simple!

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