Makeup usually looks incomplete without mascara or lashes. If anything, you look like you’ve forgotten to do the rest of your makeup! But what’s better, mascara or lashes?
Personally, I don’t use false lashes. I don’t think my eye shape suits them! I always see so many beautiful eye looks, which compliment the window to our souls. The flutter, emphasised, defines the eyes like no other. But if you have smaller eyelids like myself, it can be a mission finding the right one to suit you!
There will be some people out there, thinking the same thing. Falsies not suiting them. Finding the right ones are a trek. Even people with a more average eyelid space, like having specific lashes which suit them best. What I find most natural looking but still impactful, are individual false eyelashes, and not strip ones. Strip lashes are like one size fits all. And everyone’s eyes and face are completely different. Makeup is supposed to flatter and emphasis what you already naturally have, not make you look worse! And that’s what I find false lashes sometimes do. They hide your eyes and can drag your eyes down, making your eyes appear dull and heavy.
Mascara is for me. Full stop. I like knowing everything on my face is mine, and I’m just emphasising that. I’m not adding anything onto my face which isn’t mine. I’m just working with what I have. I have quite straight lashes naturally. And not the longest by far! I envy people who have long lashes, organically. Even some guys have longer lashes than me! But what can you do?
Invest in a good mascara. It doesn’t have to be expensive or out of your budget at all. Mainly, what you’re looking for in a mascara is a good formula and a decent mascara wand. The wand can do so much for your lashes. Some very high end makeup brands sell mascaras for an absolute fortune, and they don’t perform anywhere near as well as some drugstore products do! Also, as I have such naturally straight lashes, if I apply mascara straight onto them, it’s not very effective. No definition as it’s just lengthening the naturally straight lashes. So you can’t see my lashes from the front. That definitely isn’t what you want. I have one word for you, curling!
But before we move on, the best mascara I use religiously, is the ‘Benefit They’re Real Mascara’. Wow, where do I start? It lengthens, volumizes, lifts and separates! I hate mascaras that clump, and this one never ever does that. It’s buildable and works exceptionally well, it’s so long wearing and it never smudges or dries out. Even in the summer or winter, I never have any issues. It’s truly amazing.
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And my lower budget option working equally well, is the ‘L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara’. The formula is such high quality, you’d think you’re buying a high end product! The mascara wand also allows the mascara to disperse extremely well. This gives you clump free fluttery lashes! And the packaging looks like you’ve spent an arm and a leg!
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An eye lash curler is my be all and end all. I literally can’t complete an eye look without it. It curls your lashes to heaven, so when you apply mascara, it follows the shape you’ve moulded your lashes into. Beautiful lashes with a curl, so you just define the shape you’ve made and are lengthening it! Simple as.
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False lashes look incredible if they suit you, but if they don’t, mascara can give you the same effect, if not more. And you don’t have to worry about applying superglue to your eye-line! Glue is so dangerous, and could make you lose your sight. Rare but it’s always a risk. Always having to worry if your falsies are hanging off, is tiring. Lastly, taking off false lashes can be a living nightmare, as they easily attach onto your natural lashes so when you try to gently pull the falsies off, you end up pulling out your actual lashes. Which take a very long while to grow, leaving you with sparse eyelashes. It isn’t worth it, unless it’s a special occasion and the lashes SUIT YOU!
What do you think? Are you more of a mascara or lashes lover? What’s your favourite mascara or falsies? Comment Below!