Luxe lashes have always been the crowning glory of Hollywood beauties from great sex symbols of yesteryear like Marilyn Monroe and Josephine Baker to the heavy laden lashes of new beauties like Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks and Katherine Zeta Jones. It has been long been said that the eyes are the window to the soul; therefore, it is only natural that we would want our window to have a beautiful, uxorious frame that stands out and salutes to give notice to our soul.
For years, celebrities have used various expensive enhancement techniques to play up their natural-born scrawny lashes. However, in the real world these techniques are not only expensive, but not realistic due to time restraints and recovery conditions. But never fear, with today’s new products the average female can bat her long, full eyelashes with pride even in the presence of superstars.
Instead of opting for drastic eyelash enhancement surgeries that break the bank and cause for unnatural up-keep we can become a true bat woman in a more natural approach. The first step is to pump up sparse, thin lashes by conditioning. This process will promote longer, stronger, thicker lashes that are able to bat and wave and beg others for their attention. Creating naturally dramatic lashes takes only a modest amount of money and time; however, it must be a consistent practice.
We all condition our hair on our head constantly, correct? We buy protein packs and moisturizers to ensure that our hair is in excellent condition. So why not take the same precautionary steps for our eyelashes? Are lashes not hair? Of course they are, so now it’s time to treat them the way they deserved to be treated and they will thank you for this by supplying you with the best set of shiny, thick lashes that would be the envy of your entire circle.
First you have to understand they need to be conditioned with the right products. No, mascara and primer and lash base and extenders and boosters are not conditioners, they are actually just the opposite. Those products promote style stress on your lashes and cause them to be damaged, dry, brittle and break. Instead opt for such lash conditioners as RevitaLash that boast long, healthy, thick lashes within weeks. Developed by an eye doctor, this intensive lash conditioning treatment is strong enough to revive even those who are on chemotherapy. But, with help from RevitaLash available at RevitaLash.com, anyone can have sky-high curves from their eyes…that is if you can afford it. Although this conditioner gives a portion of its proceeds to breast cancer research, it is still hard to offset the high price of $149.95. Nonetheless, there are still great products that condition for more than half that price.
A great mid to inexpensive conditioner can be ordered from skymall.com which is Eyelite’s DoubleLash. Very accommodatingly priced between $25 to $30 per bottle this product is one of the best for rapid growth, strength and nourishment of brittle, short lashes. With so many great conditioners, and not so great ones, it’s important that you try a couple and decide which works best for you. Like your hair, your lashes may need to be infused with more keratin and protein like in StarLash’s eyelash enhancer that is available at StarLash.com and has a retail price of &35. But if your needs are more on the moisture and shine side, then Paula Dorf’s Perfect Lash conditioner and thickener just maybe the perfect remedy for your dry, brittle lashes. Perfect Lash states that they will add thickness, strength and shine with this moisture intensive lash conditioner that has a very inexpensive price of only $19.
Now as a rule of thumb, don’t forget the eyebrows. The perfect frame of your face the eyebrows need the same nutrients the eyelashes thrive for; therefore feel free to use the same products on skimpy brows. Another necessity for bold, beautiful lashes is a good eyelash curler. Try opting for a heated curler to make sure you tame unruly lashes. Sephora has several heated lash curlers from $16-$35. To make a very natural and lengthy eyelash look, try applying a good coat of clear mascara and then use the curler to make a wide-eyed natural glamorous look.
If you have already exhausted all conditioners and curlers and still have not achieved the perfect bat, then have no fear, just try a faux lash starter kit that includes the glue, lashes and positioning tools. But, if you have seen some growth from conditioners, but not as much as you would like, try using a few individual lashes right on the outer ends of your lashes. By following these quick steps you’ll be able to drive them just plain batty in just a matter of weeks.
by Tiffany J. Prewitt