How to make your eyelashes look like falsies:

No mascara vs mascara

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve pretty much always had a problem with false eyelashes. They are really difficult to put on right and the nice ones are pretty expensive. We all go through it. I had eyelash extensions at one point, and I thought they were fantastic, but looking back, they were pretty terrible and I REALIZED that my lashes are totally long enough on their own–I just wasn’t using them to their full, long & dark potential. SO, I give you my secret to making your eyelashes look like falsies:


  • 3 different types of mascaras. I know, I know, but this is how I do it. All in black, obviously.
    • Mascara A: with a wand that lengthens and defines (long, comb-like, evenly spaced bristles)
      • Not waterproof
      • Curved wand
    • Mascara B: with a wand that thickens and volumizes (round, tightly packed bristles)
      • Not waterproof
    • Mascara C: with a wand that shades and separates (round with short, rubber bristles)
      • Waterproof
  • Eyelash curler
  • Eyelash brush


  1. Curl your lashes with the curler–put it as close to the base of your lashes as you can get without it hurting, then clamp and pulse 5 times, each side, upper lashes only.
  2. Apply the mascaras in the order listed above. This way, they basically get a base coat, the polish and the top coat (complete with waterproofing). Make sure to get all the lashes, especially the ones close to the inner eye. Rewet your brush for each eye per application.
    • Mascara A is applied to full lashes, helps solidify the curl you just did, since it’s a curved wand
    • Mascara B is applied to the full lashes, but more attention on the top half of upper lashes
    • Mascara C is combed through the full lashes
  3. Comb the lashes with the brush to get out and separate any clumps that your third mascara didn’t get.
  4. You now have rockin’ lashes.


With all that mascara it probably looks impossible to clean off, but it’s really not, especially the longer you leave it on. When it comes time to remove the eye makeup, I just use Dove soap bar (I freaking love their soap, it’s so hydrating) and a reusable exfoliating pad. I usually do it in the shower, so I don’t know if that makes a difference, but I have never had a problem. If I get out of the shower and still have mascara, I use a Q-tip with a little water to fix it. Easy-peasy.



Mascara A: Maybelline Cat Eyes; Mascara B: L’Oréal Extra Volume Collagen; Mascara C: Maybelline Rocket Volume; Regular brow & lash brush. The best part is that all these mascaras were on sale, and are really cheap–so you won’t have to spend as much money!

I do this about once a week, on Sundays, or when I go out/do performances/want to impress people. I’ve gotten asked if they’re false lashes before, and told numerous times how they just make my eyes “pop!” If you try it, let me know how it goes.


MASCARA 6 hours later

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