Many women will say without hesitation that the one item of makeup they won't live without is mascara. Black and brown mascara intensifies lashes and almost instantly wakes up eyes and the entire face. When in a pinch, so to speak, an eyelash curler can pinch lashes into a curled-up wave, making them more full and noticeable without the mascara. Adding mascara on top of curled lashes is even more eye-opening.
Eyelash curlers are available at most any drugstore for a few dollars to about $10, but a lot of women will splurge for a few brands that are stand-outs at producing curls without pinching the eyelids or crimping the lashes themselves. Ask around at cosmetic specialty stores or search online for the highest-rated brands for maximizing the flutter and fullness of your lashes. Just a gentle clamp for a few seconds can dramatically boost your look in the blink of an eye.
More Great Links
- Allure Magazine. "Best of Beauty 2011: Tools." 2011. (June 18, 2012) http://www.allure.com/beauty-products/best-of-beauty/2011/best-of-beauty-tools#slide=1
- Amazon.com. "Amazon Top-Rated Makeup Brushes and Tools." 2012. (June 17, 2012) http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-rated/beauty/11059391
- Total Beauty. "13 Best Makeup Tools." 2012. (June 15, 2012) http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/best-makeup-tools
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