11 Mascara Hacks for Longer Lashes

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11 Mascara Hacks for Longer Lashes

Alright, you are looking to hack your lashes? Maybe you want more length, more growth, more volume, healthier lashes? Well, whatever you are looking for, we’ve got your covered here, Chic. 

The top hacks for mascara-use include using make-up remover to get a clump-free evening coat, checking your mascara ingredients, giving your lashes growth with an all-natural eyelash growth serum, recycling your favorite brushes, using powder for length and volume and many more. 

In this article, we will give you the best mascara hacks that we could find on the internet. Follow along and comment your own mascara hacks in the comments below! 

Mascara Hacks

We have collected the best mascara hacks on the interwebs. Enjoy, Chic! 

Check Your Ingredients

Most drugstore mascaras contain synthetic ingredients, which can dry out your lashes. But, vegan brands like ForChics use natural plant-based moisturizing ingredients, like organic Candelilla, Carnauba, Earth Wax, and more. These ingredients will moisturize your lashes instead of making them fall out! 

Stop Dating F*ck Boys!

You heard it here first! The greatest mascara hack of all is to keep those eyes dry and those spirits high. Only surround yourself with people who build you up and want to see you SUCEED. You don't have time for anything else. You are the prize!

 

 

Give Them Growth

Not just temporary growth either. You can buy an eyelash growth serum to condition your lashes (per the above point) and also nourish them for optimal growth. This step should come before moisturizer though. When picking an eyelash growth serum, make sure that you inspect the ingredients list. It’s usually better to go with an all-natural eyelash growth serum. Apply nightly before bed and watch those puppies grow! 

Better yet. Better Than Falsies mascara uses a powerhouse concoction of Candelilla, Carnauba and hair care actives to literally nourish and condition your lashes - which helps them grow. Growing your lashes while you are wearing mascara? Yes, ma’am  👀

Recycle Your Favorite Brush

Isn’t this brilliant? You can mix and match your favorite brushes with your favorite formulas. Talk about DIY. Many beauty experts know this hack, and reuse their favorite brushes all the time. All you have to do is wash the brush thoroughly in makeup remover and dry it gently with a washcloth until all of the mascara comes off. Hold onto it until you want to try it with another formula. You can even save your mascara wands to become lash or brow combs. It is sustainable and clever. We love to see it! 

At ForChics, we specially-designed a beautiful feathered mascara brush for a smooth and silky application that puts our formula on RIGHT. We might be biased but it’s our absolute favorite. 

 

Use Translucent Powder

This is a common beauty hack by famous make-up artists. You can use translucent powder or baby powder to augment the size and shape of your lashes. Just be careful not to get it into your eyes! Famous make-up artist, Huda Beauty, is a champion of this trick. She says, "I think this actually makes them thicken like three times their size, and I think that's amazing. It doesn't do too much to the length, it's really just all about the volume." 

Throw It Away

Yepp, that is right. If you have a mascara bottle in your bag for longer than 6 months, that thing has got to go! Mascara brushes can collect dead skin and mites and the tube can become a playground for bacteria. We don't have time for that! 


Sustainability Hack: Only buy one tube of mascara at a time and finish it before buying a new one. You will use less packaging and be sure to use up all the mascara before moving on to a next one! 

Double Application

Ok, we are loving this hack. The idea is that you apply one coat of mascara after you have finished priming your skin and are just about to start figuring out your look. This light coat can help you have a better idea of what the final look will look like. It opens your eyes and creates an important definition. Once you have finished your final look, the mascara will have dried fully, and you can apply your second coat! Sounds brilliant right? 

I wanted to put this one to the test so here is a picture of me wearing two coats of our Better Than Falsies mascara and I am loving the length! 

Wipe Your Wands

Want to avoid clumpiness? According to Cosmopolitan, “Pros swear by lash combs for separating and preventing splodges – but we find them fiddly and time-consuming. Get rid of excess mascara by wiping the wand on a tissue, eliminating blobbiness before you start.” 

Bend Your Wands

You may be nervous about breaking your favorite wand, but fear not. If you bend the wand tenderly, you will be just fine. According to BirchBox, “Gently bend the tip so the brush is horizontal—the new shape will make it easier to maneuver the wand around hard-to-reach-places like the inner and outer corner of your eyes.” Makes sense to us! 

Twirl the Product

If you are like me, pumping the mascara wand into the tube several times to get more product on the brush is a daily ritual. The more times you pump, the better, right? Actually, no. This is a new one for me too, ladies and gents. You are actually supposed to twirl the wand back into the tube. According to BirchBox, “Pumping your mascara wand may seem like a daily ritual, but the bad habit actually forces air into the product, making it much easier for bacteria to spread. Instead, pull the wand upward and gently twirl it to evenly distribute the product.”

 

 

Conclusion

These are our top mascara hacks! Treat your lashes right and get a quality mascara that won’t dry you out. We’d love for you to try our new mascara, Better Than Falsies. We are huge fans 🙌

Till next time! 



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