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Do you find your lashes are, um, lacking? Most women aren't blessed with a "I woke up like this" doll-like set. So we asked celeb makeup artist Vanessa Scali for a few tricks for turning those meh lashes mega without resorting to falsies. Mascara game: strong.
When applying mascara, you probably opt for the simple underside application, but stroking the wand across the bottom and the top side of your lashes makes a huge difference. "A swipe of mascara on top of your lashes wraps them in color and gives them a fuller, more dramatic look," Scali says. It's especially key if your lashes are naturally light; when you blink or wink, those fair hairs will still look oddly pale to anyone standing near (well, just above) you. To nail the 360-degree application, apply a coat of volumizing mascara (like Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara) to the topside while looking down, and then lift your chin and finish with a few business-as-usual coats to lock the curl in place.
Jason Derulo was onto something with that ubiquitous chorus. While combing the mascara wand through lashes in one swoop is probably your go-to move, a back-and-forth motion makes a much bigger impact. "Wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes and then pull fluidly upwards to the tips," Scali suggests. (Don't forget the oft-neglected corners.) "This method gives the base of the lash depth and fullness but keeps the tips of the lashes clean and defined," she says.
Surprise: Mascara isn't the only product that can give you the look of lush lashes. (Mind blown, right?) Grab a black liquid liner, like Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner in Black Out, and draw a dot between each of your lashes, filling in all negative space until the liner is basically invisible and your lash line looks full and thick. Then wiggle in that black mascara. "Whether it's an imperfect smudge along the lash line or a bold, dramatic look," Scali says, "using eyeliner on your lash line will fill in any sparse gaps between the lashes, creating the illusion of a fuller lash."
This article was created in partnership with Revlon as part of the Turn On Your Look campaign.
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