Posts Tagged ‘eyelashes’

Are Eyelash Enhancers Truly Effective?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

A woman’s eyes tell a great deal about her. They are the window to her soul, and a man can instantly become entranced by a woman’s lovely eyes. Her eyelashes also contribute to the loveliness of her eyes and their mesmerizing effect. The Egyptians were the first ones who realized the powerful effect that enhancing one’s eyelashes could have on the opposite sex. With oil, they curled eyelashes so that lashes would appear darker and longer.

Now, take a look at any celebrity, and you will notice that the enhancement of eyelashes continues to be a strong force in the world of cosmetics. Jennifer Lopez has donned fox hair to make her lashes appear longer, while Kim Kardashian is also known for using gels to enhancer her lashes.

The most popular look for eyelashes right now is full, dark and long. Defined lashes are essential, whether one is wearing jeans out for the day or an evening gown on the red carpet. A woman looks gorgeous when she has lashes that look healthy and full.

To enhance one’s eyelashes, women have a variety of options. False eyelashes are still on the market, and they remain a strong competitor with the new gels on the market that can enhance eyelashes. False eyelashes are difficult to apply, however, and they require a very steady hand. If a woman misapplies the glue, she can suffer severe injury to her eye or cornea. If one wants false eyelashes and does not want to apply them herself, she can find a makeup artist who will apply them for her.

Another popular eyelash enhancer is extensions. Extensions are not the same as false eyelashes because they do not contain the same length. Extensions are just tips of hair that are applied to the ends of lashes. Most extensions have an adhesive already placed on them so that application is made easy for a woman. One can find extensions that are made from real human hair, fox hair or even bunny hair. One of the growing trends is to use extensions that have a unique color, such as magenta or aqua blue.

One more option that women have is to use a gel enhancer. A gel enhances is applied every night in order to help lashes grow faster. Some women have found these gels to be incredibly effective. The reason they can be so effective is because they contain polypeptides that active the growth hormone for lashes. This helps women achieve a gorgeous set of full lashes.

How To Score Red Carpet Eyelashes

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010


When you flip through an entertainment magazine do you end up gawking at the stars’ luscious eyelashes? The Kardashians, Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston—they all seem to have out-of-this-world thick, long eyelashes that make their eyes pop. You may not be Hollywood royalty, but surely there’s a way to pump up your eyes’ volume more than a few coats of mascara. Right? There are many ways to give your eyes a “come hither” boost but your eyes’ health and safety should always come first. We’ll highlight a few solutions that will make you want to bat your eyelashes.

Better Lash Care
One of the easiest, safest ways to get longer, fuller lashes is to simply take care of the ones you’ve got. Don’t tug or pick at your lashes, be sure to wash off all mascara before bed and be especially careful if you wear waterproof mascara, which can dry out lashes. Be sure to replace tubes of mascara that are 3 to 6 months old. After time mascara tubes can build up bacteria that can cause eye infections.

Just like your hair needs conditioned, your eyelashes do, too. You can use Vaseline or Aquaphor at night or buy an over-the-counter lash conditioner that contains proteins that strengthen your lashes such as keratin or biotin. The protein helps prevent lash breakage. Conditioners generally carry very few risks when used correctly and can show significant lash growth in a matter of weeks.

False Eyelashes
False eyelashes that can be applied with glue are a fast fix to give your lashes a little va-va-voom. In fact, many celebrities have false eyelashes applied by make-up artists for their special events. However, there are health risks with this alternative. False eyelash glue can cause allergic reactions, irritation and swelling. Reusing false eyelashes can also increase the risk of eye infections. If you are going to use false lashes, try to use them just for special events where you don’t have to wear them for long periods of time. Also, throw the lashes away after each use.

You may have heard of hair extensions, but what about eyelash extensions? With eyelash extensions, tiny synthetic eyelashes are glued onto individual lashes. However, this option doesn’t come cheap. Eyelash extensions can cost up to $300 and may last only a few months. Also, extensions can cause damage to natural eyelashes when they fall off.

A lot of attention has gone to new medications that increase lash growth such as Latisse, but does it work and is it safe to use? At about $90 a month, Latisse is an expensive option, but according to most research and doctors it works. Latisse uses an ingredient called Bimatoprost, similar to the body’s natural chemical Prostagladin, that makes eyelashes grow. Like any medication, Latisse can cause complications and infections. Some reports of eye pigmentation change, darkening of the skin around the eye or redness and itching have occurred.