It’s time to get real about eyelashes ladies! If you are like my daughter and I, you get frustrated when you put on mascara because there just isn’t much there! But luckily for you, we have been experimenting to find the perfect, discrete yet beautiful, solution to this problem…especially before the holiday parties!
I am a lover of the “dramatic” upper eye look, similar to Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn.
To do this you need a strong liner on top and nice thick lashes but at my age thick lashes are hard to come by. I have been intrigued by the new mascaras that deliver little fibers to the lashes to help thicken them up and here are my results so far:
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes – of the three, I feel like Younique gave me the thickness I’m looking for but not length and I’m actually good with that. The price is right in the middle and it is easy to remove at night. The fibers are black and stick well to the lashes. They also recommend you starting with a coat of your own mascara which none of the other products do. It is not sold in stores but very easy to order online through a rep.
Too Faced Better than False Lashes – also reasonably priced but the fibers are white instead of black. They also stick very well to the lashes, but I find this product gives me more length than it does volume. So if that is what you are looking for, it’s great. The other drawback was it was hard to remove at night.
Tarte Best in Faux – this product is higher in price than the other two considering it only comes with a “sampler” of the base and top coat but with the other two it is included. The fibers were black like Younique, but I had a hard time getting them to stick. Overall, it gave me a much lighter thickness and length. But, it was easy to remove and I know Tarte is known for being a more “natural” product.
And lastly, there is the option of applying false lashes. These can be intimidating but Aubrey showed me which ones to buy, which glue to use and how to apply them so here are some of her tips:
Tip #1 – purchase the Ardell brand, black SHORT individual flares. These particular lashes are actually shorter than Aubrey’s real lashes, which gives the most natural look. She applies 6 to 7 per side, I apply 4 to 5 considering my age.
Tip #2 – use black glue instead of clear, Ardell adhesive in dark. It gives you a nice black base at the root of your eyelashes making them look even thicker.
Tip #3 – apply the individual flares UNDER your lashes not on top. It is much easier to apply this way and they blend in way better.
Tip #4 – don’t feel like you have to remove them at night. If you are careful when you remove your eye makeup they can last for several days. During the day you may decide to just wear the lashes with no mascara for a very natural daytime look.
So, we hope this eyelash post has helped you navigate through these products with a little more confidence.
In the meanwhile, it’s time for Aubrey and I to get started on our “Winter Capsule” that begins in January. My how time flies. I, in fact, have several pieces I have yet to wear. So crazy to think that would happen with only 37 items.
And if you’ve been considering giving this capsule idea a try, I highly recommend it for the winter quarter. Sales will be great after Christmas and this is an easy transition from fall to winter. It really is an amazing experience, and Aubrey and I are learning so much about ourselves. More on that later…
Have fun fluttering those falsies!