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Let’s talk about lashes!! One of the things I get the most questions on is my lashes…what kind of mascara I’m using, have I ever gotten extensions, do I use a serum, etc. Well today I am spilling all my lash secrets! Not that I have any, I share pretty much everything with y’all either on here or on social media. I am an open book!
First things first, let’s talk about my actual lashes. No, I have never gotten extensions but I do get lash lifts! What is a lash lift? Think of it as a perm for your lashes. I blogged about it the first time I did it and I recently got it done again. If you are in central Arkansas I go to Adriane at Whiplash Beauty in Hot Springs. I just get a lift but if you have lighter colored lashes you can also get them tinted! Here is a before/after pic of my last lift…
…see the difference? The top is before and the bottom is after (obviously) and both are with no mascara. I love the boost it gives my lashes and I can definitely tell when it’s time to get another lift! The best part? It’s affordable and it lasts as longs your natural lash cycle.
Speaking of giving your lashes a boost, I have been using Rodan and Fields Lash Boost for a while now and I am obsessed!!! I used another lash serum before this one and it was ok but Lash Boost is the real deal. It actually works and I can tell a big difference in length and volume. Here is a before/after I took while wearing mascara…
The difference in the two pics is insane!! I used to use I every night (on both my lashes and brows) but now I only use it a couple times a week. I love it and think it is worth every penny!! I was gifted my Lash Boost from the amazing people at Rodan and Fields but I will definitely be buying more myself soon!!
Now on to my favorite thing…mascara!! I am a self admitted mascara whore. I have tried pretty much all of them and have a few ride-or-dies and they all haven thing in common- big, fat, fluffy brushes. I can’t stand for my mascara to have a tiny silicone brush, how are you supposed to make your lashes big and fluffy if the brushes tiny and skinny??
All that said my current favorite mascara has a brush that it in between fat and fluffy and tiny and skinny and the first time I used it I was kind of iffy about it but the more I have used it the more obsessed with it I am!! Which mascara is that you ask? IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara!! They sent me a travel size to use at the beginning of the summer and I have since purchased a regular size on my own. It’s really good y’all!!
But before you swipe on your fave mascara you better be sure you are using a good lash primer. I have talked a lot about how amazing the Loreal Lash Primer is but I recently ran out and snagged Urban Decay’s Subversion Lash Primer at ULTA and I have to say that I am impressed by it!! It has a big, fat, fluffy brush and glides on like a dream. It really gives my lashes a lot of extra length and volume and doesn’t clump up at all. It also makes my mascara stay all day and not run down my face, HA! Would I buy it again? Sure! But the Loreal will always be my #1!!
And now let’s talk about taking all that mascara off because let’s face it, taking our mascara off can be a pain in the ass. If you are like me and use a generous amount of mascara then you can sure that taking it off is going be messy!! But have no fear, I have found a solution to taking your mascara off gently and without doing any damage to your lashes. My solution? A cleansing balm!
I use a cleansing balm to remove my makeup before I wash my face and this stuff will literally melt your mascara off your lashes and leave them super smooth and conditioned feeling. This IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in1 Melting Cleansing Balm is my current fave with Clinique’s Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm coming in at a close second.
So there you have it…all of my favorite lash products from makeup removers, serums, treatments, primers and mascara rounded up in one blog post! I hope you found a new product or two to try and please feel free to tell your favorite lash products in the comments!! I am always up for product recs!!!
What is your favorite lash product??