Skip Nav
Jennifer Lopez
How Jennifer Lopez Remains an Age-Defying Unicorn
Beauty News
Beyoncé Lit Up the Super Bowl Stage With Her Perfectly Strobed Skin
Lady Gaga
See Lady Gaga's Glistening Super Bowl Beauty Look From Every Angle 

Easy, Smart Tips For Prettier Eyelashes

Bella Readers' Best Lash-Enhancing Tips

Are you always on the hunt for longer, thicker, curlier lashes? Well then, you're in luck. Over the weekend, I asked BellaSugar readers for their best lash-enhancing tips, and you really came through. Want to see some of your most clever tips? Then just keep reading.

  • Use more than one mascara: Lots of readers suggested this one, with most using two mascaras and some using up to three.
  • When mascara gets too thick: Reader Christienne says that "one drop of Coca-Cola works wonders for unglumping and thinning just the right amount!"
  • For really straight lashes: Using a heated curler and a couple different mascaras (especially ones with fiber) can help them defy gravity.
  • For long, curly lashes: Try reader Ellenora's trick, which is to apply mascara while looking down into a mirror. "You won't get mascara all over your eyelids and ruin your pretty eye makeup," she says.
  • Wiggle room: Wiggle your brush through your lashes instead of just applying it straight up and down. It really does make a huge difference.
  • For glossy, healthy-looking lashes on the cheap: Reader Smashboxchick has a good tip: "I apply Aquaphor to my lashes the night before to moisturize and condition them and make them appear longer."
  • For maximum fullness and curl: Apply mascara to the undersides and tops of your lashes.
Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Common Tax Deductions That People Forget
Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad Recipe
Hospital Bag Essentials For C-Section Moms
New Year's Diet Resolution Essay

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Ellenora Ellenora 4 years
@ClassicalTorture - You can use a mirror that comes with a makeup palette or the one in your powder. I use my wall-mounted one when I'm doing my hair and I have a smaller one that's on my dresser for my makeup. I like to see what I'm doing in detail when I'm doing my eye make-up (especially eyeliner!). I'm very detail-oriented!
Flamingogo Flamingogo 4 years
After I curl my lashes and put on mascara I hold my blowdryer up to my closed eyes on a low setting. It dries the mascara quickly and helps hold the curl. .
ClassicalTorture ClassicalTorture 4 years
Haha, thanks for clearing that up. I'll have to try it (if I ever have a mirror that's not wall-mounted...).
Ellenora Ellenora 4 years
Ha ha, yep, it's definitely looking *down.* The tip works for applying all kinds of eyeliner too! I'll have to keep the Coca-Cola one in mind if I ever get a really thick formula mascara. That's really interesting. It's really freaky too. I wonder if that's sanitary...
Smashboxchick Smashboxchick 4 years
Cool seeing my tip up there. And I love the tip about wearing multiple mascaras, I'll have to try that :)
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 4 years
Good catch you guys! Ellenora's tip was actually to look down into a mirror while applying instead of across at one—somehow a couple words disappeared there!
adtafoya adtafoya 4 years
I never knew wiggling the mascara side to side made a difference, but I tried it and wow! What a great tip!
lauren lauren 4 years
Oh these are great tips! Thanks, I will give all of them a try.
ItsGlisten17 ItsGlisten17 4 years
Bahaha I agree with the other comment. :P
ClassicalTorture ClassicalTorture 4 years
Is applying your mascara while looking in a mirror really a "trick"? I always assumed it was just common sense...
Latest Beauty
X