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For beautiful lashes, swipe on mascara. Simple enough and it works, right? But if you really want to take your lashes to the next level, listen up. These nine little tricks are easy, quick, and guaranteed to score you the longest, thickest, most incredible lashes ever.
Lashes look their fattest when the mascara goes all the way down to the roots. Trouble is, it’s hard to get it there without getting black gunk all over your lids. To combat this, take a business card and hold it at the base of your lashes, then swipe on mascara. The excess will end up on the card, not on you.
Baby your lashes.
Just like the hair on your head, your lashes need to be conditioned. To do this, you can take the time to swipe on a special lash gel every night, or you can multitask by using a mascara with conditioning agents already built in. Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara is infused with argan oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E to keep lashes soft and healthy, while adding dramatic color and length at the same time.
Bulk up your base.
Create the illusion of a thicker lashline by tracing the inner rims of the upper lids with black eyeliner. Our pick: Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black.
Revive old mascara.
To avoid eye infections (and dry, hard-to-use mascara), we highly recommend replacing your tube every three months. If your mascara gets gunky before that time though, blast the outside of the tube with a blow dryer for 10 seconds to temporarily thin it out and make it easier to apply.
After swiping on your mascara normally, try holding your wand vertically and touching the tip of the brush to each individual lash. This takes just seconds, but adds tons of extra length.
Curl without a curler.
If you don’t have an eyelash curler handy, try pressing a spoon against your eyes for a few seconds before applying mascara. The curvature of the spoon will cause lashes to gently bend. For an even easier, stealth-like method, choose a mascara formula that actually curls on its own! Avon True Color Wide Awake Mascara has a specially engineered hourglass brush that curls lashes as you swipe, plus a “lift and lock” formula that helps them stay that way for hours.
Stop clumps before they start.
After pulling your wand from the tube, take a clean tissue and wipe off any big globs of product. Removing the excess before you start swiping means it won’t end up on your lashes!
Powder your way to bolder lashes.
Apply one coat of mascara, then brush translucent face powder (yes, really!) on top. Finish with another coat of mascara to lock it in. The powder adds heft and length. It’s an old makeup artist trick—and it totally works!
Customize your lash look.
The eyeshadow color you choose can make a big difference in how your lashes look. With lighter shades, your lashes will be visible from root to tip, so they’ll automatically look longer. If you’d like them to look thicker, use a darker eyeshadow along the lashline. This tricks the eye into thinking your lashes are thicker than they really are. (Sneaky, right?) To experiment on your own, choose a kit packed with multiple light and dark shades like Avon True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette.
Ombré lips—with their cool, dual-toned effect—have been all over Instagram and the red carpet, and it’s no surprise why. They’re actually really, really easy to do. You just need two different lip colors, a daring personality, and these step-by-step instructions.
1) Choose your colors.
Pick two that aren’t so off from each other, but that give you a bit of a gradient. To get the look, try Avon True Color Ultra Hydrating Lip Color in Poppy Pink with mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Coraltini.
2) Apply your first lip color.
Grab one of your colors (keep in mind, it’s the one that will end up being the most prominent focus of your look), and apply it all over your lips.
3) Go in with color #2.
Next, take your second color and apply it just in the middle of your mouth. (In other words, right at the center of your bottom lip and just under your cupid’s bow on the top lip.)
4) Kiss and combine.
Now comes the big moment: Gently press your lips together a few times (this kind of bleeds the two shades together), smile, and you’re officially ombré-ed and good to go!
*Touch-up tip: Remember to take both colors (and a small purse mirror) with you if you’re going out, since reapplying ombré lips requires a bit more effort than a mindless swipe. To reapply, take out your mirror, and just redo the whole thing.