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