Longing for Lashes
I sometimes wonder if women were even supposed to have long eyelashes. When I look at my three sons and my little grandson as well, all of them have really nice, long lashes and I’m left feeling that life just isn’t fair.
“Increased growth and thickness of eyelashes” is supposedly a side-affect of my eye medication, but for some inexplicable reason my lashes steadfastly refuse to grow. Mascara has always been my go-to for resolving my short lash dilemma and even with sight loss I have very little difficulty applying it at least to my upper lashes. The lower lashes are a different story.
Introducing – a $3.00 solution to my lower lash problem the Studio Mascara & Shadow Shield from e.l.f. (eyes lips face). This is one of those little gizmos I wish I would have invented. The shield is sort of shaped like the profile of a crescent moon, made of very soft, flexible silicon and it’s attached to a 4 and ½ inch wand.
It does take a little time and even more patience to skillfully use the shield but once you get the hang of it voilà mascara is applied minus the mistakes. I had an easier time using it on my upper lashes simply due to the shape of the shield vs. the shape of my eyelid. I’m still improving my technique on the lower lashes.
How do you use it?
- While learning how to use this tool you’ll want to have makeup remover close at hand
- Hold the shield flush against your upper or lower lash line.
- Apply mascara (for upper lashes use an upward stroke of the mascara wand, for lower lashes use a gentle sweeping motion from side to side)
- Clean with mild soapy water and flip it to opposite side and repeat on the other eye
I ordered another mascara guide similar to the one I got from e.l.f. but it has not yet arrived so unfortunately I cannot do a comparison. In addition to using mascara to lengthen and thicken lashes there are other options like eyelash enhancer serums or eyelash extensions.
Eyelash enhancer serums and extensions can be very expensive but the outcome well worth it for beautiful, long, luscious lashes. I’ve had friends who’ve had eyelash extensions and they just sing their praises but caution that you need to go to a reputable establishment.
For serums claiming lash growth, some don’t work simply because they do not contain enough of the active ingredients to achieve desired results. Careful consideration should also be given on the use of serums at least until you talk with your doctor because if you have glaucoma or other eye disease there could be a potential conflict.
Next Monday it’s all about eye liners.
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“Beauty… when you look into a woman’s eyes and see what is in her heart.” ~Nate Dircks