The ultimate guide to long, curly and bushy lashes

Araceli Nicolas

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The tabs they play a fundamental role in the look. It seems incredible that something so small can have so much power, but some long, bushy and curved eyelashes they are able to enlarge the eyes, give them a more attractive appearance and even rejuvenate them when the years go by.

The importance of eyelashes is even greater from the use of masks due to the pandemic, as the eyes have become the main protagonists of the face. It is not surprising that the offer of products, cosmetics and treatments to beautify the eyelashes does not stop increasing. We review all of them.

Serums grow eyelashes: hydrate, strengthen and increase their thickness

Moisturize lashes It is the first step to make them stronger and more beautiful. Traditionally the Castor oil to do it. But there are more and more beauty firms offering eyelash serums that, in addition to hydrating them, promise to strengthen them and even help their growth.

These products should be used generally in the evening, when the regeneration of the skin and hair follicles takes place, and to see results you have to be constant with your application (The results are usually seen in the medium-long term). The makeup artist María Solans, director of the makeup school Mery Make up, explains that “they must be used in moderation, as long as the eye is healthy and the skin of our eyelid is not sensitive or prone to atopic reactions.”

From left to right: Nuggela Amazonic Lash Treatment 2-in-1 Eyelash Serum & amp;  Sulé (€ 37) with natural ingredients;  Revitalash Advanced, conditioning and strengthening eyelash treatment (€ 135) and Lilash eyelash serum (€ 98), which highlights the length and curl.
From left to right: Amazonic Lash Treatment 2-in-1 eyelash serum by Nuggela & Sulé (€ 37) with natural ingredients; Revitalash Advanced, conditioning and strengthening eyelash treatment (€ 135) and Lilash eyelash serum (€ 98), which highlights the length and curl. – DR

Mascara: the key is in its application

The second step to show off longer, curved and dense lashes is to use a mascara. It is one of the best-selling cosmetics and the one with the most offer we find. There are masks that lengthen, add volume, curl, resist moisture, etc.

To get the most out of them, the essential thing is to apply them correctly. Sandra Burgos, Director of Training at Clinique, advise “pass the brush in a zigzag pattern from the base of the lashes upwards, so that the bristles pass between all the lashes, giving them color and separating them. To prevent the lashes from becoming caked, it is necessary to let the first coat dry before applying an additional coat. ‘

In addition, the expert warns that we must not ‘repeatedly insert and remove the brush in the tubeas this adds air that can dry the mascara.

On the other hand, before putting on make-up you can use a eyelash curler to curl them. The experts of Sephora recommend «press for 3 to 5 seconds and then move it slightly upward, pressing repeatedly in an upward gesture to form a smooth curve. It is important to check the rubber of the curling iron and clean it with a little eye make-up remover, on a regular basis.

From left to right: Marc Jacobs Beauty Major Volume Velvet Noir Mascara (€ 27.55, only at Sephora);  Lash Idôle de Lancôme mascara (€ 33.50) for more voluminous and curved lashes;  and Clinique High Impact ™ Extreme Volume + Curl + Length mascara (€ 30.50).
From left to right: Major Volume Velvet Noir Mascara by Marc Jacobs Beauty (€ 27.55, only at Sephora); Lash Idôle de Lancôme mascara (€ 33.50) for lashes with more volume and curvature; and Clinique High Impact ™ Extreme Volume + Curl + Length mascara (€ 30.50). – DR

Eyelash extensions: the treatment that triumphs among the famous

The eyelash extensions They have become in recent years one of the most demanded aesthetic treatments, in part by the famous ones who have not hesitated to share their experience through social networks. Forget about mascara or wake up with a radiant looke are some of the advantages of this treatment.

It is important to choose a prestigious aesthetic center, because we must not forget that the eye is a delicate area and that it can suffer allergic reactions. Laura Parada, technical director of the Slow Life House beauty center, says that the technique they use is “3D Lash that doubles or triples the amount and volume of the eyelashes with a totally personalized result.”

According to the expert, it is a treatment «painless and hypoallergenic which consists of the hair-to-hair implantation of silk filaments of the same thickness, curvature and as natural lashes, to achieve greater density. Unlike natural eyelash extensions where an artificial hair is placed over a natural one, with this technique 2 to 3 hairs are placed, lighter and thinner than the usual ones so as not to damage the eyelash or load it with extra weight ”. The hard application between 90 and 120 minutes and its results remain between 4 and 6 weeks. From then on, it is important not to apply masks or cosmetics that contain oils or fats, as well as to wash them without rubbing. Its price is € 100.

Doña Letizia and Blanca Suárez are some of the celebrities who resort to eyelash extensions to show off a more attractive look without applying mascara.
Doña Letizia and Blanca Suárez are some of the celebrities who resort to eyelash extensions to show off a more attractive look without applying mascara. – Gtres

Tint and other treatments for more beautiful lashes

Another treatment to beautify the eyelashes it’s the dye, which Laura Parada advises for «very light or thin lashes. It is about dyeing the eyelashes to give them color, volume and density. Its effect is that of a mascara but with a semi-permanent result. The application lasts around 10 minutes and its effects remain a few two months». Its price is € 15.

If what you are looking for is a more discreet result, the Slow Life House expert advises “the permanent, a technique that accentuates the natural curl of the eyelash without using mascara. Provides tailored curl to the eyelashes to open the look. The application takes an hour and its results are maintained one month. The price is € 40.

Finally to get long and voluminous eyelashes you can resort to the treatment Long Lash, «A combination of lift and curl that lengthens the eyelashes and lifts them from the roots but with a very natural result ”. Results last between 4 and 8 weeks and the price is € 50.

Wearing long, dense and curly eyelashes is one of the most widespread trends in recent years and for this, celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez or Lady Gaga opt for treatments such as dyes, perms and extensions.
Wearing long, dense and curly eyelashes is one of the most widespread trends in recent years and for this, celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez or Lady Gaga opt for treatments such as dyes, perms and extensions. – Gtres

False eyelashes, perfect for weddings and other events

There is still another solution to get a more attractive look quickly: false eyelashes. It is an ideal product for an event, such as a wedding, or simply for any day that you want to enhance your look.

The false eyelash kit is accompanied by a special glue so they can stick to natural lashes. There’s also magnetic false eyelashes that thanks to the magnets adhere quickly and easily. They generally come in strips that can be tailored to each eye, and are available in a variety of styles, lengths, etc.

From left to right: Catrice Lash Couture 3D False Eyelashes (€ 4.59), Sephora Collection Silver Eyelash Curler (€ 15.99, Sephora Only) and Eylure Pro Magnetic False Eyelashes (€ 18.99) .
Left to right: Catrice Lash Couture 3D False Eyelashes (€ 4.59), Sephora Collection Silver Eyelash Curler (€ 15.99, Sephora Only), and Eylure Pro Magnetic False Eyelashes (€ 18.99) . – DR

Curiosities about eyelashes

In addition to their aesthetic value, eyelashes have several important functions. Teresa Climent, pharmacist and communication director of the Spanish firm Nuggela & Sulé, explain what “protect eyes against external agents such as dust particles, dirt or bacteria, filter sunlight and they are a sensory alarm against intruders. ‘

According to the expert «the eyelashes are eternal, only between 10 and 15% of its follicles are in the growth phase compared to 85% in the scalp, which means that in the event of any disease or toxicity that generates hair loss or loss, the hair of the head and the one with the eyelashes would remain ».

Despite this, it is advisable take care, hydrate them with specific products and remove make-up every night if you have applied mascara. When it comes to removing make-up, Roberto Siguero, National Make up Artist of Lancôme Spain, recommends, in addition to using a specific eye make-up remover, “impregnate a disc with the product, press it on the eyelid for ten seconds to dissolve makeup and gently glide from roots to tip of lashes. First in the upper eyelid and then in the lower one.

Such is the importance we give to eyelashes that even now they have a day dedicated to them (last February 18).

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