Posts Tagged ‘Mascara’
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Who doesn’t want eyelashes like the ones featured in mascara ads? The models always have “come-hither” ones that are long, lush, glossy and voluminous. And even though we know that those lashes are the result of a makeup artist’s expertise or Photoshop, we still flock to drugstores and cosmetic counters anticipating the thicker, fuller lashes that makeup brands promise.
If you’ve been blessed with a good amount of eyelashes, mascara can be a quick and simple fix if you want to give your lashes a little oomph. But what do you do if you don’t have much to work with? False lashes are an option, but who has time to apply them every day? And lash extensions can set you back up to $400 per session. If you want more dramatic lashes and don’t want to go to extremes, here are a few things that you can do to help promote eyelash growth.
Eat a Well-Balanced Diet
Just like the hair on your head, your lashes can thrive if you nourish them from the inside out. By eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins, you can help ensure growth. You can also try adding a daily multivitamin if you don’t think you’re getting enough nutrients. A supplement that contains vitamins B, D and E is ideal. These vitamins are key for boosting growth and keeping lashes strong. Biotin is also another option. You can try a supplement or eat biotin-rich foods like bananas, pecans and sardines. Be sure to check with your doctor to make sure that supplements are right for you.
Groom Your Lashes
You take care of your hair every day. So start tending to those lashes. Try brushing your lashes twice a day with an eyelash brush. Brushing on a regular basis can help encourage growth. Add a little vitamin E oil to the process as well. Vitamin E oil is great because it prevents shedding. You can find vitamin E oil at a drugstore or health food store. Other options to try are castor oil and emu oil. Just lightly apply the oil of your choice to your lashes before bedtime, and avoid getting in in your eyes.
Always Be Gentle
When you’re taking off your eye makeup at night, don’t tug or rub your lashes. Use gentle strokes when using makeup remover or cold cream. And if you use lash curlers daily, you might want to take a break from them. Over time, they can weaken lashes and cause breakage. Try combing them instead for a neater look. If you’re looking for a more permanent lash growth solution that won’t break the bank, try everLASHing Lash Growth Serum from Verseo Beauty & Wellness. With this special blend of cell-regenerating peptides, botanical ingredients and lash conditioning elements, you can see healthier and fuller lashes in just four weeks.
Article written by Chris Miller; photo credit collegetimes.com
Monday, March 17th, 2014
Looking for a vegan cosmetics company? Check out 100% Pure, a relatively new company that makes vegan cosmetics, skin care, and hair products. And of course, there is no animal testing. We tried their 100% Pure Pigmented Mascara, which conditions and tints your lashes with real berry pigments and black tea. This mascara gives a really natural finish with absolutely no clumps at all. Its strength isn’t really with thickening your lashes, but you get decent lengthening. Here’s what’s interesting: you may not have realized how irritating your mascara is on your eyes until you try this product. It’s great for sensitive eyes and washes away easily with soap and water. In sum, 100% Pure Pigmented Mascara is perfect for everyday, but you’ll want more if you like drama. But after trying such an excellent product that is without chemicals, animal products, or animal testing, we wonder why all cosmetics companies don’t follow suit. Hopefully products like 100% Pure’s will become the norm instead of the exception.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
A mascara so effective your eyelashes look like fake eyelashes? That’s what Benefit they’re real! Mascara is supposed to be deliver. The formula aims to give dramatic length and volume, curl, and long-wear. We tried it and thought it gave superb lengthening results. However, the effect was not as dramatic as the name suggests. In all, we think this is a great mascara. But at $23, it doesn’t quite work twice as well as drug store brands even though it’s twice the price. So it may be a better value to get a mascara from a brand like Maybelline or L’Oreal.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Volumizing mascara is typically synonymous with clumping mascara, so we were intrigued by L’Oreal’s Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara since it claims to be clump free. It definitely volumizes lashes as promised, and…it didn’t clump. The secret seems to be the brush. We found that wiggling the wand at the base of the lashes for more impact didn’t work well with this mascara—it causes the lashes to stick together. You’ll get the best results by applying it in a traditional upward swipe. No need to do two coats of Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara, just one is all you need!
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
When you see a mascara that says it will make your lashes 60% longer with 50% more curl, you’ve got to try it. The lycra in this mascara is said to work by keeping eyelashes flexible, while stretching and holding them in shape for 14 hours. It also contains Vitamin E & Panthenol. What we loved about this mascara was that it never left our lashes brittle. Although it did make our lashes longer, we didn’t quite see a 60% increase. Be careful when applying this mascara – since it makes your eyelashes curl more, it’s easier to accidentally get mascara on your eyelids.