I’m sure you would have caught all the hype going on about eyelash falsies and semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Both options are great for a night out or special occasions but keeping them up can take some serious effort and worry about said lashes peeling off towards the end of the night. 3 months of lash extensions later, I’ve decided to go back to working with what I’ve got with the best on the market I can find. Trust me, I’ve been very picking about this edit so here are our 3 products to full, plump and natural looking lashes you don’t have to stick on. Talika Lipocils – Eyelash Conditioning Mascara RRP $59 We condition our hair to prevent split ends and further damage so why not have a conditioner for your eyelashes. I was a bit skeptical when I came across Talika Lipocils at Mecca Cosmetics but having read all the online reviews and spoken to Jasmine at Bondi Junction (she is the best!), I decided to give it ago. Those who’ve had eyelash extensions before will know they put a strain on your real lashes. She said that using the product help her lashes go back. Curious and $70 later, I decided to give it ago. It’s been 4 weeks and my lashes have thickened and grow. I’d highly recommend this for anyone with sparse and short lashes. It’s a bit expensive but well worth it. Lancome Cils Booster – Super Enhancing Mascara (available in the US) Primers are like a blank canvas and this Lancome wonder paints a blank canvas for your lashes, coating and protecting them for the lashings of mascara to come. It’s super effective in thickening the lashes. Maxfactor Excess Volumne Mascara $25.95 I was intimidated by the sheer size of the Maxfactor Excess Volumne Mascara at first but this has become my go-to in replicating the extensions I had. It’s a two-sided, two step approach to dramatically thick lashes. One end adds volumne and the other end builds drama with a dark lacquer. What I love about this product is that it doesn’t smudge yet it comes off easily. Added Tip: The skin around your eyes is very delicate. When removing your make up, use an oil and cotton buds for gentle removal and use as little friction as possible.
Iona is a Wellness Coach specialising in relationships and dating. She works with single women to write their own love stories.