Thick, lush, voluminous lashes are a huge “need” for many of us ladies these days. This beauty trend is becoming even more popular than the mile long lashes we’ve been pining after for decades. Many of us have enough length to our lashes naturally but have a hard time finding the right technique or product to give us loads of volume. There are a few tricks you can use to ensure your lashes get the look of extreme volume that you are looking for without having to struggle with false eye lashes.
Of course the obvious answer to this should be to use a mascara with a volumizing formula. That’s a no- brainer. However, not all volumizing mascaras do what they claim to do. Some of them just have awful formulas and/or brushes that make your eye lashes clumpy, heavy or spidery instead of creating a look of natural volume. The key is finding a mascara with a not only a good mascara formula but a solid brush that will suit your volumizing needs.
The type of mascara brush you use plays a huge part. A big fat rounded brush works well for length but may cause clumps if you try to use it for volume. Tiny brushes work well for the inner corner of your eyes to grab onto smaller lashes but usually fall short when it comes to adding volume. Instead find a mascara that has a brush with a flat side on the brush. A good example is M.A.C’s Plush Lash mascara. The brush is a flat paddle shape which creates amazing volume. For a cheaper alternative, I love the brush in Rimmel’s Glam Eye mascara for this as well. It’s very small with one flat side and a side with larger “spikes” which work well for coming through clumps. Flash brushes work well because they are designed so you can brush the lashes from side to side to build a beautiful fanned out row of lashes.
It’s a simple process that can be done easily with a little practice. Using the flat side of your mascara brush and starting from the roots, apply the mascara in a side to side motion as if you’re brushing through your lashes. Bring the brush forward toward the tip of your lashes slowly as you brush side to side. Kind of like a zig-zag motion. Then flip the brush over and use the rounded side from base to tip to add length if needed and comb through any clumps. If you do this correctly you will notice your lashes looking much fuller and less clumpy. If you notice any extra clumps when you’re finished, gently comb through your lashes with a metal toothed eyelash comb.
I use this method every single time I apply mascara and have received many compliments. I have also been asked how I get my eye lashes so perfectly fanned out. I always tell them to use the flat brush. These are the tricks I use, hopefully they will work for you too!