20 Oct 18
The Scottish Sun
NOTHING gives your face a lift more quickly than a perfectly preened set of lashes.
And with the popularity of semi-permanent lash treatments rising by 152 per cent this year alone, plus the fact that over 8 million eyelash treatments are carried out in the UK every year, it’s clear more and more of us are jumping on the bandwagon.*
Semi-permanent lash treatments are said to have risen by 152 per cent this year
Whether you fancy a DIY flutter fix, a slick of colour or a luxe in-salon treatment, here’s all the goss on the latest lash treats to try now.
Lusting after longer, thicker lashes but sick of the fallout that some falsies leave you with?
It’s time to take matters into your own hands.
When you invest time into your skincare or diet regime, you see results – and the same applies to your lashes.
At the end of each day, set aside five minutes to complete your lash care routine.
Start by cleansing with RevitaLash Micellar Water Lash Wash, £30, which removes dirt, oil and make-up.
Follow by brushing on a growth-boosting serum like RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum, £41.
Packed with pumpkin seed extract, it conditions while stimulating growth.
Then finish with a slick of Essence I Need A Miracle! Volumizing & Strengthening Mascara, £3.50.
The formula contains a hint of tint to give you full-looking lashes even when they’re bare.
This removes dirt, oil and make-up
Micellar water lash wash, £30, RevitaLash – buy now
Try this growth-boosting serum
RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum, £41, Boots – buy now
Finally a slick of this £3.50 mascara
Essence I Need A Miracle! Volumizing & Strengthening Mascara, £3.50, Wilko – buy now
Too fat, too thin, too plastic, too curved – it’s safe to say we’re all picky when it comes to our mascara wands.
But if yours isn’t quite giving you the result you’re after, it might be time to switch it up. Like a lifted look?
Opt for a curved comb tip that’ll revamp even the straightest of lashes. We love Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara, £7.99.
If it’s thickness you’re after, try Benefit Badgal Bang! Volumising Mascara, £21.50. The plastic brush grips on to and coats every single lash.
Find it hard to do those mini lashes in the corner? Get a brush with a ball on the end for hard-to-reach bits.
For the best of both worlds, try a two in one like Mac Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara, £20 – twist once for a skinny brush and twice for a thicker one – so you can switch up your look when you want.
If it’s thickness you’re after, opt for Benefit
Benefit Badgal Bang! Volumising Mascara, £21.50, Benefit – buy now
For the best of both worlds, try Mac’s Haute & Naughty
Mac Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara, £20, Mac – buy now
Revamp straight lashes with this Maybelline mascara
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara, £7.99, Boots – buy now
False lashes aren’t just for big nights out. And you can wave goodbye to having to ask your steady-handed BFF to put them on for you, as these days they’re pretty foolproof.
If it’s the glue you can’t seem to get to grips with, try Ardell Magnetic Lashes Double 110, £13.99.
There’s an upper and under strip that magnetise together over your natural lashline and stay put all day long.
For something a little more subtle that won’t look like a faux flutter, we love Tarte Tarteist Pro Cruelty-Free Lashes in Little Black Dress, £12, which are stuck to a flexible strip to mimic your natural eye shape and are so light they feel barely there.
For lengthier lashes without a trip to the beauty salon, get your mitts on a pair of Huda Beauty Jade Faux Mink Lash #13, £18.
Ditch the glue with these magnetic lashes
Ardell Magnetic Lashes Double 110, £13.99, Superdrug – buy now
If you’re looking for length, try these Huda lashes
Huda Beauty Jade Faux Mink Lash #13, £18, Selfridges – buy now
Peeper perfection takes hard work, so lazy girls will be pleased to hear there’s a treatment that means we can roll out of bed and look “ready” for at least a month!
Yep, no daily mascara application required. Get yourself down to the salon or select Superdrug stores for some beautifying me-time and ask for an Eyelash Emporium GDL Lash Lift, from £25 (GDL stands for gravity-defying lashes, obv).
Using a perm technique, it’ll leave your lashes looking fuller, longer and more defined for up to six weeks.
If you’ve got your eyes on something even more full-on, opt for a lash extension treatment, such as Nouveau Lashes SVS, from £55 (SVS stands for speed, volume and style don’t cha know?).
They’re applied individually so your natural lashes won’t be overloaded or damaged. Genius!
Try an in-salon treatment like SVS or GDL
Coloured lashes were all over the A/W catwalks.
Aside from looking edgy, different-hued mascaras can actually make your eyes stand out more than your regular black lash.
Fair-skinned? Try using brown mascara – it’ll look less harsh against your skin than black.
If you’ve got grey, green or brown eyes, try a blue mascara, and if you’ve been blessed with baby blues, try a slick of a plum.
We love Kiko Smart Colour Mascara, £5.90– at that price you can experiment with a few shades.
Or Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Coloured Mascara, £19.50, gives you two colours in one stick.
Why not try a brown mascara?
Try experimenting with a few different shades
Kiko Smart Colour Mascara, £5.90, Kiko – buy now
*Source: Eyelash Emporium
Photography: Robin Derrick/Trunkarchive.com, Pixeleysphotography.co.uk
Stockists: Ardell (Boots.com), Benefit (Benefitcosmetics.com), Essence (Wilko.com), Eyelash Emporium (Eyelashemporium.com), Huda Beauty (Lookfantastic.com), Kiko (Kikocosmetics.com), Mac (Maccosmetics.co.uk), Maybelline (Superdrug.com), Nouveau Lashes (Nouveaulashes.com), RapidLash (Boots.com), RevitaLash (Revitalash.co.uk), Tarte (Qvcuk.com), Urban Decay (Debenhams.com)
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