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Too Faced Better Than Sex (and eyelash extensions) + my lash secrets

Too Faced Better Than Sex (and eyelash extensions) + my lash secrets

Too Faced Better Than Sex (and eyelash extensions) Mascara

There are few things more enviable in the beauty world than long, thick eyelashes. Lash extensions deliver this but with a heavy price – literally, the monthly cost is comparable to a car payment – coupled with the risk of damage to your natural lashes from an unskilled technician. Fortunately, there are options for those of us looking for a simpler solution.

Okay..I do have extensions on here, but I promise this lengthy look can be duplicated with the following tricks. Photo: John DeFiora

Okay..I do have extensions on here, but I promise this lengthy look can be duplicated with the following tricks. Photo: John DeFiora

The first step is to always, always curl your lashes. Heated curlers are great for stubborn inner and outer lashes to give an extra pop. Lash experts may disagree with me on this, but I generally prefer to use a metal curler. There’s no substitute for it in the way it instantly brightens up your whole face and widens your eyes. If you’re careful about it and don’t press too hard as to crunch the lashes, you can minimize damage and still get that doe-eyed look.

This next step gives an added dramatic effect. Try a lash conditioner/fiber extension product such as Lancome Cils Booster XL. Apply it BEFORE mascara as It comes out white. It coats the lash for an extra fluttery look. Allow about ten seconds or so to dry and finally…

Follow with Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. This is the overall best mascara I have tried for length, volume and definition. Unlike many mascaras that promise all three but deliver maybe two at best, this intense formula and brush combination actually lives up to its claim. Apply first to the outer lashes in a sweeping motion. You can slightly rotate the brush in an upwards motion to enhance your curl at the same time. Another technique is to hold the brush against your lashes close to the base and blink a few times. This deposits the mascara where you want it for extra thickness. Using a combination of these three techniques, I find that I don’t even need eyeliner because of the enhancement and definition it gives. You may find you only need one coat thanks to the richness of the formula.

If this STILL isn’t enough lash for you, follow with a different mascara on top geared towards curling, volume, or whatever it is you want more of, and make sure you allow no more than 5-10 seconds between each coat to avoid clumping.

Extra Tip: For general upkeep of your lashes, try coconut or olive oil. Soak a Q-Tip in whichever oil you choose (I personally like olive oil because while they both do the trick, coconut oil tends to get very messy because of its thick texture) and apply it to your lash line. You can also take a spoolie and apply it like you would mascara. Leave on overnight or on a day when you aren’t going to wear makeup to condition your lashes and make them less prone to breakage. This is essential if you use a metal eyelash curler.

What's your favorite mascara? Better than Sex is my go-to but I'm always happy to explore another great formula on the side :)

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