Friday, May 31, 2013

Don't be Scared of Mascara: 5 Tips for Great Lashes!

Here at Barbizon of Akron, we love launching our students to the next level of success! With the eyes being the window to the soul, lashes are the curtains, so keeping them flawless will help people see inside to the true you. Here are five tips to nailing flawless lashes!


Give a Wiggle: By wiggling the brush as you comb through your lashes with the mascara wand, you will separate lashes, making your lashes appear fuller.

Back to Base: Be sure to get the base of your lashes with the wand, again, using the same wiggling technique. The illusion of long lashes starts at the base of lashes, not the tips, so don't skip out on this important part!

Curl 'Em: Use an eyelash curler. By curling the lashes, you create the illusion of wider and brighter eyes! You can curl lashes before or after mascara, however, applying after may cause cracking or flaking of the mascara depending on how fresh it is.

No Pumping: By pumping the wand in and out of the tube, you allow for more air to get into the tube which ultimately cuts down the lifetime of your mascara. More air means your mascara will be more dried out.

Be on Top: Apply mascara to the top lashes only. Adding the same amount of mascara to your bottom lashes will make eyes appear smaller. Blinking after applying to the top lashes will usually give you the perfect amount for the bottom lashes as well. If you must put mascara on bottom lashes, keep it light.

We can't wait to see you all in the Barbizon of Akron office with perfect mascara! It makes the eyes pop, making you look brighter and more well rested. Shine on, Barbizon of Akron!