The budget-friendly, pro-tested trick for thicker lashes


What’s the deal with all of those dual-ended mascaras coming out these days, yo? On one end is the regular mascara (which I understand) and on the other, some kind of strange white goop (which I do not). Okay, I know it’s supposed to prime your lashes and make them look thicker before you put on the mascara, but I haven’t had great success with it yet. (Last time I tried one, I think my lashes looked grey with a few white clumpy bits.)

Luckily, when I visited the set of Look-A-Like last week—an amazing celebrity-double makeover show that you should most definitely check out—I learned a better trick for boosting the fullness of your lashes.

PaulVenoit The budget friendly, pro tested trick for thicker lashesThis is not only (a) cheaper than buying new mascara and (b) easy enough for a six-year-old to master, it’s also (c) endorsed by makeup artist extraordinaire Paul Venoit. (He’s the real mastermind behind the Look-A-Like transformations. I observed “Katy Perry” last week, and he totally blew my mind with the gorgeous retro makeup. More on that in a few weeks.)

But I digress—here’s the trick, courtesy of Paul:

Before you apply mascara, dust some regular loose face powder over your lashes. Make sure to coat both sides (they shouldn’t be clumpy, but definitely powdered-looking). Then, sweep on your usual mascara. Your lashes should look thicker and fuller… no fancy-pants new mascara required.

You’re welcome.


Thursday, August 13/2009 at 12:42 pm

Mind blowing.

I can’t believe I never made the connection before.

Thanks for sharing!


Janine Falcon
Thursday, August 13/2009 at 9:25 pm

How have I not tried this trick before? *shame*

Will report back — my wee lashes are so wee, I may need paste on them first rather than just powder… sheesh.


chantel simmons
Friday, August 14/2009 at 8:42 am

Love this tip!


Janine Falcon
Sunday, August 16/2009 at 10:43 pm

LOVE the creative image! Nice!


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