The newest tools and tips let you achieve any eye look you lust after with just a few swipes. We’ll wink to that.
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Choose your lash look
You’ll need a brush with plastic or silicone bristles like Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($42). “The flexible material makes it easy to grab and coat every lash,” says Troy Surratt, a celebrity makeup artist in the US. Hold the wand at the root of your lashes and do one clean sweep towards the tips for an even layer that’s not too bulky. Then use the very top of the brush (this deposits the pigment most precisely) to paint a few vertical strokes on the tips for an extra boost.
For full, high-impact fringe, start by creating the illusion of a thick lash line. Use your finger to gently lift your top eyelid, then trace your waterline (the inside rim of the eyelid) with a black eyeliner pencil. “This is what gives you super dense-looking eyelashes,” Troy says. Now, place a volumising wand like 3 Concept Eyes Pink Rumour I’m Chubby Mascara ($33, Sephora) at the base of the lash line and wiggle it back and forth, working your way up to the tips. “This helps fill in the tiny spaces around the roots of your lashes,” Troy says. Be sure to let the mascara dry for 10 seconds between coats to deliver extra volume.
Like in a classic cat’s-eye, lashes that flare at the outer corners of your eye are the most glamorous. “It’s all about the technique on this one,” Troy says. “Hold your mascara wand diagonally and pull it through your lashes towards your temples for that wide-eyed, sexy look you want.” Use Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($42, Sephora), which has a formula made of creamy waxes and gels to give your lashes a lush finish. Or take the look up a notch with faux lashes. To use, pick them up with tweezers, dab into lash glue and place on the outer corner of your lash line. Finish by locking the falsies in place with a swipe of mascara.