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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.
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Ellenora Ellenora 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years
Oh these are great tips! Thanks, I will give all of them a try.
ItsGlisten17 ItsGlisten17 5 years
Bahaha I agree with the other comment. :P
ClassicalTorture ClassicalTorture 5 years
Is applying your mascara while looking in a mirror really a "trick"? I always assumed it was just common sense...
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