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Extend-a-Lash: Holiday Make Up Hacks, Part Two

False Eyelashes Without The Glue

How to create long lashes

Here we are in the middle of the holiday party season!  I am getting daily emails asking for tips and tricks on how to better use make up for the season, so I thought I would dedicate a few blogs to the best professional make-up artists' hacks that are easy to use at home.

From creating waterproof make up at home to making your natural lashes look like false ones, to turning any lipstick into a long wear, smudge proof formula, make up artists use tricks that are quick, efficient, and cost-effective.

Full, fat lashes!

Make up artists rely on many ways to create a full, fat lash effect.  While applying a false lash is certainly an option it is often an annoying process at home.

There is a great technique for creating the illusion of full, fats lashes and you probably already have everything you need at home, right now, to achieve the look.

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It's called tightlining.

Tightlining is a technique of applying your eye liner between​ your eyelashes rather than above them.  Most people only line above the eyelash line.  This creates a defined effect for sure, but tightlining creates the illusion of fuller lashes.

Step 1:

Lift the eyelid so you can see the area directly under the lashes.  Carefully fill this area with a dark eye liner, preferably with a brush application.

Step 2:

Looking directly into the mirror use a stiff bristle make up brush (which is small enough to get in between each eyelash) and with a matching shade of matte eye shadow place a dot of make up in between each lash.

Step 3:

Line the table of the eye with the same dark liner used in step one.  Be careful to not disturb the make up already in place.

Step 4:

Apply dark mascara from lash root to tip to complete the effect.

Your lashes will look three times more full without adding a single drop of glue or a false eyelash.  This whole process should take no more than 3 minutes.

Next Time: Create Your Own Waterproof Make Up