Lash OUT

LOADED WITH TECH­NOL­OGY, THE LAT­EST MAS­CARAS AND LASH TREAT­MENTS AIM TO EX­TEND LASHES TO NEW LENGTHS. BY Nikki Yazxhi.

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - Beauty -

LCreat­ing lush lashes “Curl­ing your lashes can open up your whole eye area,” says Natalie Bloom, cre­ator of Bloom Cos­met­ics. “I gen­tly heat my alu­minium eye­lash curler with my hairdryer for a few sec­onds. Next I place the curler as close to the base of my lashes as pos­si­ble. Squeeze for 10 sec­onds and let go. Voila!”

“Ap­ply mas­cara to up­per lashes from un­der­neath, and to lower lashes from on top, to pre­vent it looking heavy and gloopy,” says Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown cos­met­ics. “Hold the mas­cara wand par­al­lel to the floor and brush from the base of lashes to the tips. Roll the wand as you go to sep­a­rate lashes and avoid clumps.”

Fak­ing it

Sa­lon strate­gies

“You can en­hance lashes without hav­ing to ap­ply mas­cara ev­ery day,” says Yvette Wyeth, owner of Es­cape sa­lon. Here are her strate­gies for long, mas­cara-free lashes:

TINT­ING is a very pop­u­lar treat­ment that em­pha­sises the lashes,” says Wyeth. “Us­ing a veg­etable dye and a low-per­cent­age ong lashes can make your eyes look wider, big­ger and brighter. But don’t de­spair if your lashes are less than long and lus­cious; even the wimp­i­est ones can be to­tally trans­formed. Here’s your lash-build­ing guide… “Ap­ply false eye­lashes af­ter you’ve ap­plied all your eye make-up, in­clud­ing mas­cara,” says Si­mone Bush, se­nior make-up artist with Napoleon Perdis. “Mea­sure the false lash against your nat­u­ral lash line. If it’s too long, cut some off the in­ner part where the lashes are short­est.

“Ap­ply a small amount of eye­lash glue along the base and wait a few sec­onds for the glue to be­come a bit sticky. Lift your eye at the eye­brow area with one hand and place the false eye­lash at the roots of your own lashes with the other hand. Make sure it’s per­fectly lined up be­fore the glue dries.” per­ox­ide ac­ti­va­tor, the lashes are coated in the tint from base to tip.” Tint­ing costs about $ 25, takes 20 min­utes and lasts four to six weeks.

PERMING the lashes opens the eye up, “like a mini-eye­lift”, she says. “A mini rod is tem­po­rar­ily ad­hered on top of the top lash line, then the lashes are tem­po­rar­ily curled up over the rod and ad­hered. A perming so­lu­tion is then ap­plied and rinsed off af­ter 10 min­utes.” Eye­lash perming costs about $ 55, takes 20 min­utes and lasts up to 12 weeks.

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